1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Theory of Mind (ToM): An Advanced Overview is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD.

Theory of Mind (ToM) is the cognitive capacity of an individual to ascribe mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, motivations, and emotions) to oneself as well as other individuals. Another important aspect of ToM is the ability to recognize that mental states can vary across individuals. In conjunction, these aspects of ToM are the building blocks of human interaction, enabling an individual to recognize, comprehend, and predict the thought processes and actions of others. Initial research suggests that ToM impairments may have a deleterious influence on involvement in the criminal justice system. For instance, ToM-related impairments in the area of comprehending the relationship between causes and consequences could directly result in behavior that results in an arrest. Unfortunately, the individual may not recognize the serious consequences of their actions in such situations. This webinar focuses on increasing awareness of ToM among professionals working in forensic and legal settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe key research findings, statistics, and concepts associated with ToM in criminal justice and legal settings

  • Describe screening and assessment options to identify ToM deficits

  • Describe best practices for minimizing the consequences associated with ToM deficits in criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal settings

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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