3 Hours | 3 CEs

This self-paced training program on Preparing for Board Certification in Forensic Psychology and is presented by Richart L. Demier, PhD

 Participants examine the benefits of board certification, the application and examination process in detail. Common pitfalls encountered by applicants are explored, and strategies for avoiding such errors are presented and discussed. The course focuses on how to locate current resources to guide their progress toward board certification and the steps involved in acquiring board certification. The course describes fundamental concepts that differentiate forensic psychology from other types of psychology and how to differentiate between race, ethnicity, and culture, and consider those concepts when making choices about how to assess individuals from diverse backgrounds. The importance of mental health case law approaches to understanding cases and relevant case law, differences between the fields of law and psychology are discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe three reasons that board certification is valuable

  • Describe how to locate current resources to guide their progress toward board certification

  • Describe how to identify the steps involved in acquiring board certification in forensic psychology

  • Describe fundamental concepts that differentiate forensic psychology from other types of psychology

  • Describe how to differentiate between race, ethnicity, and culture, and consider those concepts when making choices about how to assess individuals from diverse backgrounds

  • Describe fundamental differences between the fields of law and psychology

  • Describe how to employ a schema to assist in their understanding of relevant case law

Presented By

Richart L. DeMier, PhD

For over 20 years, Dr. Rick DeMier has practiced clinical and forensic psychology at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, a major medical referral center within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. At that facility, he conducts forensic evaluations for federal courts throughout the country. He was recently elected to the Executive Board of the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He contributed a chapter, Forensic Report Writing, to the second edition of the Handbook of Forensic Psychology. He is co-author, with Randy Otto, Ph.D., and Marcus Boccaccini, Ph.D., of Forensic Reports and Testimony: A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists, which was published by Wiley last year. He is also co-author of two books on mental health case law, Examinations of Competency to Stand Trial: Foundations in Mental Health Case Law, and Examinations of Criminal Responsibility: Foundations in Mental Health Case Law.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Curriculum

  • 1

    Overview

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Lesson 1 Video

  • 3

    Certification Steps 1-4

    • Lesson 2 Video

  • 4

    Oral Examination

    • Lesson 3 Video

  • 5

    Thinking Forensically

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Thinking Forensically- Part 2

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Case Law

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Course Quiz

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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