Evidence for Forensic Mental Health Professionals
Presented by David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP
This self-paced training program on Evidence for Forensic Mental Health Professionals is presented by David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP.
This course describes the admissibility standards provided by governing case law (e.g., Frye, Daubert, Kumho, Joiner) and the various rules of evidence (e.g., Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure).
This course also covers other topics related to the provision of expert reports and testimony by mental health professionals in criminal and civil legal proceedings, including the various bases of expert testimony (e.g., statutory, court rules), the rule against hearsay, ethics and professionalism, expert immunity, and the role of discovery. Best-practice standards for data gathering and data presentation are also discussed.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Describe the admissibility standards for expert evidence articulated by the Supreme Court of the United States
Describe the federal rules of evidence that govern the recognition of experts and admissibility of expert evidence
Describe the bases of expert testimony
Describe how expert evidence is affected by the rule against hearsay
Describe how to collect data and present data in a manner that is consistent with best practices and likely to withstand admissibility challenges
Describe several ethical and professional issues associated with the provision of expert evidence by psychologists in legal proceedings
Describe how to engage in forensic practice in a manner that recognizes the diversity of the examinees and attorneys with whom psychologists work
David DeMatteo, JD, PhD, ABPP
This is a badge-earning course, which means it will help you earn a certificate that can be showcased on digital platforms like LinkedIn.
Review Before Proceeding
Lesson 1 Video
Federal Rules of Evidence
Lesson 2 Video
Lesson 3 Video
Lesson 4 Video
Impact of Daubert
Effects of Daubert
Lesson 5 Video
Lesson 6 Video
Lesson 7 Video
Lesson 8 Video
Custom training options for groups of 5 to 500+