Evaluating clients for malingered symptoms of mental illness is a critical skill for mental health professionals. In this comprehensive training, attendees will learn to accurately and reliably administer and interpret the findings of the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST), a popular screening tool for the assessment of feigned mental illness. The training begins with an overview of the diagnostic issues and malingering assessment theory, as well as a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of currently available assessment tools. Next, the development of the M-FAST is discussed, and the research literature on the reliability and validity of the tool is described. The training includes two live case studies in which the M-FAST is administered and attendees have the opportunity to practice scoring and interpreting the findings of the tool along with the trainer. Presented by the developer of the M-FAST, this On Demand workshop is eligible for 6 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. Attendees should have access to the M-FAST Professional Manual purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. For details, visit: http://www4.parinc.com/
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your feigning assessments using the M-FAST
Earn 6 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Holly A. Miller, PhD is the Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Criminal Justice and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. She received her BA from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and her PhD in Clinical Psychology – with Forensic emphasis – from Florida State University in 1999. Dr. Miller conducts research, teaches, and practices in the areas of malingered mental illness, risk and treatment need, and sexual offenders. As a specialist in forensic assessment and offender evaluation, Dr. Miller has developed two published measures. The Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST) is a brief structured interview that provides a screening assessment of malingered mental illness. The Inventory of Offender Risk, Needs, and Strengths (IORNS) is a measure developed to assess variables that are related to recidivism for offender treatment and management purposes.
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. 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: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. 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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