September 23, 2011

Forensic trainings on the Eastern Seaboard

Oct. 2: Fun-filled training in New York

Stephen Morse
The New York State Psychological Association's Forensic Division is holding a one-day conference that some are billing as the best single-day conference this year. Keynote speaker Stephen J. Morse JD, PhD will open the day with a talk on “Folk Psychology: The Key to Legally Relevant Forensic Communication.” The day will end with a 2-hour moot court and then a wine social. Sandwiched in between are presentations by:
  • William Barr, PhD on “Evaluating Competency: A Neuropsychological Perspective”
  • Michael Perlin, JD on “ There Must be Some Way Out of Here: Why The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is Potentially the Best Weapon in the Fight Against Sanism in Forensic Facilities”
  • Joseph Plaud, PhD on “Psychological Assessment of Sexual Offenders: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going”
  • David Martindale, PhD on “A Reviewer’s Take on Custody Evaluations”
Michael Perlin
The conference is being held at the Faculty House at Columbia University in New York City, which I am told is a great venue. The full conference program is HERE. Registration is HERE. Get it while it's hot.

Oct. 14: Risk management in the community

Well-known forensic psychologist Kirk Heilbrun of Drexel University is the featured presenter at this Forensic Mental Health Symposium sponsored by the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Richmond West in Richmond, Virginia. More information is available at the ILPPP website. To register, click HERE.

Nov. 4: Police custody and the interrogation of youth

Kirk Heilbrun
This Advanced Seminar in Juvenile Forensic Practice, also sponsored by the ILPPP, features several interesting speakers, including:
  • Lawrence Fitch, Esq on The Rights of Juveniles in Delinquency Cases: Understanding the Principles of Miranda Waiver and the Admissibility of Confessions in Juvenile Court
  • Dick Reppucci, PhD on Research on the Police Interrogation of Juveniles
  • Gregg McCrary (FBI, Retired) on Controversial Juvenile Cases: Evidence, Testimony and Outcomes
The event will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. To register, click HERE.

Next semester, the ILPPP is planning an advanced workshop on evaluating sanity with Ira Packer, and a workshop on Motivational Interviewing with David Prescott. Check back with their website for updates on those, and more.


Eric Neblung, Ph.D. said...

Dear Karen,

Thank you for mentioning NYSPA's Forensic Division Fall Conference. You are correct when you say "fun-filled!" We will have great speakers in a beautiful setting along with the outstanding hospitality of our members. CE and CLE credits are available.

I hope to see many of your readers there!

Best wishes,

Eric Neblung, Ph.D.
President, NYSPA Forensic Division

Karen Franklin, Ph.D. said...


You are quite welcome. I happen to know a oouple of the speakers, and know they are very dynamic. Also, I heard about Charles Patrick Ewing's excellent address last year, so I know you've set a high bar.