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Developmental Considerations in Juvenile Forensic Evaluations On Demand Training

US$202 Regular Price

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CE Credits: 4.5 Credits
Length: 4.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Expert Witness Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
In the aftermath of recent court cases domestically and abroad, adolescent developmental research has gained further prominence. An understanding of the role of adolescent development on cognition, clinical conditions, risk, and treatment amenability is critical to informed juvenile forensic evaluations for the Courts. This workshop will address those intersections as well as the utility/limitations of the research on adolescent development. Gender, culture, and ethnicity issues will also be covered. Presented by a leading forensic psychologist in the area of developmental considerations for juvenile forensic evaluations, this workshop is eligible for 4.5 hours of valuable Continuing Education credit.
Trainer Biography
Debra Baeder, PhD, ABPP, is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is the Chief Forensic Psychologist for the State Forensic Service in Maine. Her responsibilities include evaluating adult pre-trial defendants on issues of competence and criminal responsibility, conducting presentence evaluations, and conducting evaluations of insanity acquittees who have petitioned the Court. Dr. Baeder also coordinates the juvenile evaluation program for the State Forensic Service, in which capacity she conducts pre-adjudicatory, pre-dispositional, adjudicative competence, and waiver evaluations. She also consults with and trains other examiners contracted with the State Forensic Service in Maine and nationally. In addition, Dr. Baeder regularly trains pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Baeder is a member of a workgroup tasked to make recommendations regarding legislation pertaining to juvenile competence and juvenile criminal responsibility issues. She has developed a protocol for juvenile adjudicative competence evaluations in Maine. Finally, she has a small private practice providing forensic workshops nationally.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify recent Supreme Court cases and their implications regarding juvenile forensic evaluations
  • Identify key aspects of the research on normative and non-normative adolescent development and its uses and limitations in individual assessment cases
  • Identify how development affects adolescent cognition, clinical conditions, risk, and treatment amenability
  • Identify how age, gender, culture, and ethnicity intersect with development and describe their importance in forming opinions in dispositional evaluations
  • Identify ways in which the research into adolescent development has impacted social policy nationwide

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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