4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on AAFP: Evaluation of Children in Personal Injury Cases is presented by Jemour A. Maddux, PsyD, ABPP in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology

This program focuses on the evaluation of children in personal injury cases. First described is relevant case law and empirical literature, followed by step-by-step guidance for practitioners undertaking these evaluations. Next, the types of interviews and psychological tests that are utilized in these evaluations is discussed, including matters regarding group and individual differences. Finally, participants are introduced to a model and demonstratives for collecting, analyzing, and communicating evaluation data.

Presented By

Jemour A. Maddux, PsyD, ABPP

Jemour A. Maddux Psy.D., ABPP is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA)’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards. Dr. Maddux has contributed to the development of various policy statements, amicus briefs, and practice guidelines for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and APA. These include the APA’s Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings and its Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters. Dr. Maddux is an adjunct instructor for postdoctoral fellows in forensic psychology. He co-edited Assessing Trauma in Forensic Contexts and serves as an Associate Editor of a book series sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41). Dr. Maddux is currently in private practice in New Jersey, offering forensic evaluation and consultation services in the contexts of family, civil, sentencing, and police and public safety proceedings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the key finding in five landmark cases in tort law

  • Describe and employ an approach for analyzing causation

  • Describe how economic status, race, indigenous heritage, and other demographic factors may relate to the child’s litigation and participation in the evaluation

  • Describe at least two strengths and two weaknesses of interviews and psychological tests that are often utilized in these evaluations

  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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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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