4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Psychological Evaluation of Causation and Damages in Personal Injury Cases is presented by William E. Foote, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology

This training program focuses on how forensic psychologists can approach evaluations in personal injury cases.  Beginning with an introduction to tort law, the presenter introduces the Five Stage Model for assessment through a case study.  The role of PTSD in many tort cases is explored, as are issues related to assessment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of a Tort

  • Describe the Five Stage Evaluation Model

  • Describe the conditions which could serve as vulnerabilities to psychological injuries

  • Describe how PTSD symptom structure can inform determination of causation

  • Describe at least two methods for determining malingering in personal injury cases

Presented By

William E. Foote, PhD

Dr. William E. Foote received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1978. He has been in private practice as a forensic psychologist since 1979 and has conducted over 3000 forensic evaluations. Dr. Foote has been a consultant to the Indian Health Service concerning forensic issues. He has consulted with the Albuquerque Police Department and New Mexico State Police in criminal investigations.
  • 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.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Palsgraf v Long Island R. Co.

    • Molien v Kaiser

    • Dillon v. Legg

    • Axis I and Axis II Comorbidity

    • Clinical Interview Outline

    • Disability Graphic

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Flow Chart for Determining Damages in Phase V

    • Foote Personal Injury Report

    • Katy Schmidt Report

    • Forensic evaluation in Personal Injury and Civil Rights Cases

    • Reference List

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4


    • 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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