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SIRS-2 On Demand Training

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CE Credits: 6.5 Credits
Length: 6.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Malingering
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The accurate and reliable detection of feigned mental illness is a critical skill for mental health professionals. A premier measure for such detection is the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms, Second Edition (SIRS-2). This comprehensive workshop provides step-by-step instructions and demonstrations regarding the administration of the SIRS-2, tips for the measure’s scoring, and guidelines for problematic responses. Intended for practitioners at all levels, including both experienced professionals and trainees as well as those who have used the SIRS-2 in the past without official training, this On Demand certified workshop is presented by the instrument’s developer and is eligible for 6.5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the SIRS-2 will be discussed, unlikely and amplified feigning detection strategies will be reviewed, a summary of the peer-reviewed research on the SIRS-2 will be presented, and guidance will be put forth on how to write SIRS-2 reports. The information presented is key for professionals presenting SIRS-2 results within a forensic or legal context, such as expert testimony.
Attendees should have access to the SIRS-2 Professional Manual before taking this On Demand training. The SIRS-2 Professional Manual is purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. For details, visit:
Trainer Biographies
Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. Dr. Rogers continues as editor and author of five chapters in the award-winning book, Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception. Most recently published in 2008, the expanded fourth edition is due to be published. He is also the principal author of the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS) and its second edition (SIRS-2). The SIRS/SIRS-2 is often considered the premier measure for feigned mental disorders. Dr. Rogers is a prolific researcher and author; of his more than 200 refereed articles, 55 focus on clinical and theoretical aspects malingering and feigning. Dr. Rogers is nationally recognized for his contributions to forensic psychology and psychiatry. National awards include (1) the Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, (2) Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and (3) the Amicus Award for the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Rogers’s accomplishments are recognized far beyond forensic psychology and psychiatry. In 2007, he was honored by the Society of Clinical Psychology. More recently, Dr. Rogers became only the fourth psychologist in the history of American Psychological Association (APA) to receive APA awards for Distinguished Professional Contributions to both Applied Research (2008) and Public Policy (2011).
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Understanding and correctly apply the SIRS-2 administration guidelines
  • Score the SIRS-2 items and scales reliably
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about SIRS-2 detection strategies
  • Develop further an understanding of the SIRS-2 validation so it can be explained in forensic settings to persons without any formal mental health training
  • Improve report writing skills as they relate to the SIRS-2

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 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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