Antisocial attitudes and criminal associates are among the best predictors of antisocial behavior, and thus a critical target for reducing recidivism. The Measures of Criminal Attitudes and Associates (MCAA) is an evidence-based instrument which has been found to produce accurate and reliable assessments in peer-reviewed research across genders, ethnicities, and countries. A comprehensive structure, the MCAA is comprised of two parts: Part A is a quantified self-report measure of criminal associates, and Part B is a four-scale measure of antisocial attitudes. Presented by the lead developer of the instrument, this On Demand workshop will train you in the use of the MCAA while earning 5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
This On Demand workshop will discuss the development of the MCAA, review its administration protocol, give item-by-item instructions on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, provide a review of the peer-reviewed research on the MCAA, and provide guidance on how mental health care providers in a variety of settings (e.g., corrections, forensic hospitals, counseling centers) can best utilize the MCAA in practice.
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 MCAA
Earn 5 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Daryl G. Kroner, PhD, is a Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University (SIU). He has more than 20 years of experience in the field as a correctional psychologist. During this time, he worked at maximum, medium, and minimum facilities delivering intervention services to incarcerated men. Dr. Kroner has consulted on prison management and release issues, including with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the UK’s National Offender Management System. Dr. Kroner is the past-chair of Criminal Justice Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association and past-chair of the Corrections Committee for the American Psychology and Law Society. He is also a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. In collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Mills, he has developed several instruments, including the Measures of Criminal Attitudes and Associates (MCAA), Depression, Hopelessness and Suicide Scale (DHS), Criminal Attribution Inventory (CRAI), Transition Inventory (TI), and the Measures of Criminal and Antisocial Desistance (MCAD). In 2008, Dr. Kroner joined the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at SlU. Current research interests include risk assessment, measurement of intervention outcomes, interventions among offenders with mentally illness, and criminal desistance.
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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