4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on AAFP: Get Off of My Lawn – I Don’t Want to Learn a New Way to Write Forensic Reports is presented by Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

This training program focuses on a bold new way of approaching forensic report writing. Ever wonder why we structure our forensic reports as we do or why we include some things that don’t seem pertinent in forensic reports? Do you dread typing or dictating lengthy histories? Do you struggle to make decisions about what data points are relevant in forensic reports? Have longer reports left you wondering if anyone will read more than the conclusion?  If so, this training program can help. It identifies specific strategies for decision-making about what data to include and practical approaches for implementing these strategies in report writing.  

It begins by focusing on core principles upon which efforts to reformulate the structure of forensic reports should be based. We anchor these principles to primary sources of authority related to forensic evaluations and report writing. This leads to a step-by-step review of how to map clinical data to functional legal capacities effectively. Finally, this program ties this all together and introduces a novel report-writing strategy that emphasizes efficiency, clarity, and relevancy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for restructuring reports summarizing forensic evaluations

  • Describe principles to guide the restructuring process

  • Describe models for restructured reports that meet professional standards and legal needs

  • Describe specific methods for maximizing relevancy in forensic reports

Presented By

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, is board-certified in forensic psychology. He is a Senior Forensic Psychologist at Netcare Access in Columbus, Ohio. He holds adjunct positions at Drexel University, Miami University, and The Ohio State University. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation for more than 30 years, during which time he has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations, including criminal responsibility, competence to stand trial, juvenile competency & waiver, violence risk assessment, and threat assessment. He teaches workshops for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and is a threat assessment consultant for Work Trauma Services Inc. At Netcare, he performs criminal forensic evaluations on court-referred adults and juveniles. He also does fitness for duty evaluations for the Federal Aviation Administration, and consults with a regional office of the FBI. In 2016, he was recognized with the Howard H. Sokolov Forensic Mental Health Leadership Award, presented by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. In 2019, he was granted the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award by the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • John Doe - Case Sample

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Sources of Authority

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Practice Guideline for Forensic Assessment

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Relevancy in Forensic Evaluations

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Guiding Principles

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Relevancy Focused Reports

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Separating Evidence from Interference

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Sample RF Reports

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • References

  • 9

    Evaluation

    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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American Academy of Forensic Psychology

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and practice. The Academy does this by providing high quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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