4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on AAFP: Uncommon Topics in Sanity Evaluations is presented by Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

This program considers topics that arise less commonly, but nonetheless introduces complications in the assessment of sanity.  Specific topics include: assessing religious beliefs in sanity evaluations; amnesia and insanity; sanity and seizures; sanity and sleep disorders; and managing discrepant data in sanity evaluations. Relevant case law and literature are reviewed. General and specific conceptual considerations in performing sanity evaluations that involve the topic areas are discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe strategies for assessing functional legal capacities in sanity evaluations when issues of religious beliefs, amnesia, seizures, or sleep disorders arise

  • Describe the known symptomatic phenomenology of genuine seizure disorders, amnesia, and sleep disorder as they relate to functional legal capacities in sanity evaluations

  • Describe key differences between delusions and overvalued ideas

  • Describe strategies for coping with data that are not consistent with one’s opinion in sanity evaluations

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 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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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Extreme Overvalued Beliefs

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Religious vs Delusions

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Sanity & Amnesia

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Sanity & Seizures

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Sanity & Sleep

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Contradictory Data

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Reference List

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8


    • 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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