4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced 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

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 just 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 actually read more than the conclusion?  If so, this training program can help. We identify specific strategies for decision-making about what data to include, and practical approaches for implementing these strategies in report writing.  

We begin 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 evaluation and report writing. This leads to a step-by-step review of how to effectively map clinical data to functional legal capacities. We then tie this all together and introduce a novel report-writing strategy that emphasizes efficiency, clarity, and relevancy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course 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

Dr. Terry Kukor is a licensed psychologist and one of 370 psychologists who are board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the Director of Forensic and Specialized Assessment Services for Netcare Access in Columbus, Ohio. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Departments of Psychology at Drexel University and Miami University, and as a member of the Auxiliary Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation for more than 25 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.
  • Intended Audience

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

  • Experience Level

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

  • CE / CPD Credit

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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

    Seperating Evidence from Interference

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Sample RF Reports

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • References

  • 9

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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