2014 – 36th Annual Forensic Continuing Education Conference

The 36th Annual Forensic Continuing Education Conference

To be cosponsored by:

The Association of Ohio Forensic Psychiatric Center Directors

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Criminal Justice & Forensic Services

The Northeast Ohio Medical University

Advanced Topics in Forensic Practice: Specialized Issues in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations and Ethics in Forensic Evaluations

June 6 & 7, 2014

Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin

5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017


Friday June 6th

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast provided.

Program starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. Lunch (included) from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

  • Assessment of Malingering and Response Styles in Evaluations of Adjudicative Competence
    Presenter: Candyce Shields, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
  • Forensic Assessment Instruments and the Art of Competency Assessment: An Evaluator’s Guide to the Forensic Assessment Instrument Galaxy
    Presenter: Steven A. Sparks, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)
  • Considering Intellectual Disabilities in Competency Assessments
    Presenter: Jennifer O’Donnell, Psy.D. 

Saturday June 7th

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast provided.

Program starts at 8:45 a.m. and goes until 12:00 p.m.

  • Forensic Assessment Ethics and the Law
    presenter: Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D., LICDC-DS, ABPP (Forensic)

CEUs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses: CMEs for Physicians, and CLEs for Attorneys have been applied for. Official information will be released when updated.

REGISTRATION: $250 for both days, $50 for students,

Affiliates must register through their center (or pay full registration fees).

Published by Ohio Forensic Evaluation Center Directors Association

We offer Ohio's Courts of Common Pleas and the other criminal justice and mental health related services in our regions evidence-based, expertly crafted mental health opinions, and promote the ideals of objectivity and excellence in all forensic evaluation opinions proffered. We strive to promote this standard through the work of our centers and to our colleagues and consultants outside of our centers through training and supervision. Further, we never fail to consider the community's safety, as well as the individual's need for the most clinically appropriate interventions, as we are crafting these opinions and conducting our training. Additionally, we serve our colleagues in the state hospitals, the prison system and the state and county Mental Health and Addiction Services Boards, Developmental Disability Boards, Probation Departments and Municipal Courts to find effective solutions to many of our risk of violence and community mental health safety issues. We are proud to serve the courts of Ohio, and appreciate the ongoing recognition we receive for our work.

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