Criminal attitudes are an important risk factor for antisocial conduct, according to peer-reviewed research, evidence-based theory, and clinical experience. The Criminal Sentiments Scale – Modified (CSS-M) is a leading self-report questionnaire that assesses criminal attitudes and is commonly-used in both clinical and research settings. This workshop will present historical, theoretical, and empirical information related to the CSS-M. Emphasis will be on the practical application of the instrument in assessment and treatment contexts. Normative data will be provided and case studies will be used to allow participants to practice administration and interpretation of the CSS-M. Upon completion of the course, participants will be capable of administering and interpreting the CSS-M. This training is eligible for 5.5 valuable Continuing Education Credits.
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative On Demand training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your criminal sentiments assessments using the CSS-M
Earn 5.5 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
David Simourd, PhD received his Doctorate in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As a researcher, Dr. Simourd has been actively involved in scientific studies on the assessment and treatment of offenders. He has developed and evaluated several relevant assessment instruments and treatment programs. He has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals and made numerous presentations at professional conferences on these topics. Dr. Simourd has considerable clinical experience as a licensed psychologist and has worked for 9 years in a medium security correctional institution of the Correctional Service of Canada. In addition, he was the Clinical Director of the Forensic Program of the Providence Continuing Care Center, a psychiatric hospital. At the present time he operates a private practice in psychology in which he is involved in the assessment and treatment of offenders.
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, Canadian Psychological Association, and the New York Department of Education 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) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB 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. Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected]. 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 this Continuing Education program or from its presenter(s). The number of CE Credits provided for this training is commensurate to its length in hours. The level of instruction of this training is “Introductory”. The format for this training is homestudy without interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.
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