4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced training program on AAFP: Approaches to Forensic Evaluation in Disability Matters is presented by Lisa Drago Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP

This program provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability status such as ADA, disability insurance, worker’s compensation, and Social Security cases. The program begins with an overview of various types of disability matters and the associated legal standards. Next, the basis for the evaluation of disability is explored, with a focus on the significance of functional assessment. This program describes practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating one’s findings. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, and assessing response style.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the specific definition of disability that is in use to structure their assessments

  • Describe, and assess functional capacities and draw connections between them and diagnoses

  • Describe assessment strategies that take into account issues of culture in the disability evaluation context

  • Describe effective strategies for assessing examinees’ response style in disability evaluations

Presented By

Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP

Lisa Drago Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP), has been in practice for more than twenty years. Specializing in civil forensic matters, Dr. Piechowski has a particular interest in employment-related cases including disability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, ADA, fitness for duty, and workplace violence.
  • 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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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Q&A Session 1

    • Lesson 2 Video

  • 4

    Conceptualizing Disability

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Q&A Session 2

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Assessing Disability

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Q&A Session 3

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8

    Assessment - Part 2

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Concluding Thoughts

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • References

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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