1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

This webinar on Confabulation and Suggestibility: Clinical, Forensic, and Judicial Considerations is presented by Jerrod Brown. PhD.

In this webinar, participants learn about confabulation and suggestibility within clinical, forensic, and judicial settings through a review of relevant research findings, case law, and clinical case studies. Specifically, the webinar focuses on the impact of confabulation and suggestibility on mental health assessment and treatment completion, arrest and arraignment, false confessions, testimony, competency to stand trial, and other aspects of the criminal justice system process. This includes an overview of the roles of confabulation and suggestibility in an interview and interrogative settings. Participants can expect to better understand the contributing factors, red flag indicators, and controversies and misconceptions of confabulation and suggestibility. The webinar concludes with a discussion of the potential benefits of routine screening for confabulation and suggestibility among clinical and forensic populations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with confabulation and suggestibility

  • Describe a basic understanding of confabulation and suggestibility within clinical, forensic, and judicial settings

  • Describe the concepts of confabulation, and suggestibility

  • Describe the challenges that confabulation and suggestibility can present for clinical and forensic professionals

  • Describe basic knowledge of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scales (GSS)

  • Describe the topic of interrogative suggestibility and confabulation within interrogation settings

  • Describe the controversies and misconceptions associated with confabulation and suggestibility

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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