May 4, 2022 | 10:00am - 11:00am (Pacific)

1 Hour | 1 CE

This live webinar on Suggestibility and Trauma in Psycholegal Settings is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD

Suggestibility is the susceptibility to uncritically accept information, statements, beliefs, and ideas from others as fact. This can lead an individual to develop false memories of events and provide inaccurate information to others. Suggestibility is influenced by several individual and contextual factors. One factor that may increase risk of suggestibility is a history of trauma. Designed for professionals working in psycholegal settings, this training examines the impact trauma and other forms of adversity have on suggestibility risk. This webinar focuses on increasing awareness of the impact trauma has on suggestibility and the implications these topics have on criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings. Special emphasis is placed on implications for interviewing and screening of these topics in psycholegal settings. Empirically based research findings and case study examples will be highlighted throughout this training.  

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 program you will be able to:

  • Describe suggestibility and examine its implications for psycholegal settings

  • Describe individual and contextual factors that may increase the risk of suggestibility in psycholegal settings

  • Describe how trauma and other forms of adversity can increase suggestibility in psycholegal settings

  • Describe screening and interviewing considerations

  • Describe key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with suggestibility and trauma in psycholegal settings

  • 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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