June 2, 2021 | 10:00am-11:00am (Pacific)

1 Hour | 1 CE

 This webinar on Alexithymia: Clinical and Forensic Implications is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD. 

Alexithymia is multi-faceted construct that is characterized by chronic deficits in the processing of affective information. Individuals with alexithymia often struggle to identify, communicate, and think about feelings and emotions. For instance, a diminished ability to use one’s feelings to guide behavior appropriately in social environments is common amongst those with alexithymia. Other issues include deficits in emotional awareness and regulation, social attachment, and relating to others along with an increased likelihood to express emotional arousal through somatization (e.g., physical expression of psychological symptoms). Alexithymia has been linked to an array of disorders (e.g., psychiatric, substance use, neurodevelopment, medical, neurological, and psychosomatic), risk-taking behaviors, maladaptive anger expression, poor emotional regulation, decreased treatment response, increased burden on caregivers and family members, and a number of social-emotional problems. Designed for professionals working in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings, this training provides attendees with a working understanding of the definitions, causes, and consequences of alexithymia.

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).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the warning signs, risk factors, and definitional features of alexithymia

  • Describe how alexithymia can affect experiences in mental health and criminal justice systems

  • Describe screening options for those with alexithymia

  • Describe appropriate techniques and approaches to manage and support alexithymia

  • Describe cutting-edge research and current gaps in knowledge of alexithymia

  • Intended Audience

    This live webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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