40th Annual Conference April 12 & 13, 2018


Thursday, April 12, 2018        8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Registration

  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    Welcome by the President, Association of Forensic Evaluation Center Directors,  Memorial to Doug Mossman, M.D.
  • 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.    Juvenile Competency – Presenter: Debra Baeder, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 11:45 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    The Colorado Batman movie Massacre: Delusions, Disinhibition or Depravity? Presenter:  Philip Resnick, M.D.
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Award Presentation to Phil Resnick
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Miller Evaluations  Presenter: Debra Baeder, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.     Bindover Evaluations, Debra Baeder, Ph.D., ABPP
  • 5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Poster Session Presentations

Friday, April 13, 2018            8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Registration

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Internet- Facilitated Sexual Offenders, Ron DeLong, Ph.D.
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Fifty Shades of Deviance: Sexual Deviance and the Law,  Sara G. West, M.D.
  • 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Advanced Topics in Forensic Practice- Thursday, April 12, 2018

Debra Baeder, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Debra Baeder is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.  She is the Chief Forensic Psychologist for the State Forensic Service in Maine.  Her responsibilities are the evaluations of adult defendants on issues of competence and criminal responsibility, presentence evaluations, and evaluations of insanity acquittees who have petitioned the Court.  She also coordinates the juvenile evaluation program for the State Forensic Service.  In that capacity, she conducts pre-adjudicatory, pre-dispositional, adjudicative competence, and bindover evaluations.  She consults with and trains other examiners contracted with the State Forensic Service, trains psychiatric residents at the Maine Medical Center, and works on relevant legislative issues.  Dr. Baeder also provides workshops on juvenile forensic topics in Maine and nationally.

Phillip J. Resnick, M.D.

Dr. Phillip Resnick is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry at Case School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Resnick served as a consultant in many high profile cases, including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Susan Smith, Timothy McVeigh, Andrea Yates, Scott Peterson, Casey Anthony, Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, and James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie shooter. Dr. Resnick is a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  He has published over 200 articles and book chapters.  He is internationally recognized and has lectured in 49 states and 24 countries.

Advanced Topics in Forensic Practice- Friday, April 13, 2018

Ronald L. DeLong, Ph.D.

Dr. Ronald DeLong has been involved in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and violent offenders throughout the State of Ohio.  His services to agencies, courts, attorneys, consist of sexual offender evaluations, sexual and violent risk assessments, forensic evaluations, and individual and group treatment strategies. He also has consulted for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) involving high profile cases such as Roy Pompa, particularly dealing with sex offender strategies, Internet sex offenders and child pornography. He is a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Board Certified Clinical Counselor, a Fellow with the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and has several hundred hours of training regarding the treatment and evaluation of sexual offenders.  Dr. DeLong has over 30 years of experience working with sexual offenders and other forensic populations.  He has also completed advanced training with the Academy Group, Inc., (former FBI profilers and crime scene evaluators) regarding crime scene analysis and profiling of sexually violent/deviant offenders. He has a private practice solely focusing on the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders, violent offenders.  He also performs consultation work with law enforcement and other forensic agencies as well as providing education and training.  Dr. DeLong is an adjunct professor at The University of Dayton, and a former adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University and Indiana Institute of Technology.  He teaches forensic psychology, psychosexual assessments, counseling techniques, human sexuality, and other psychology courses.  He also has published articles regarding Internet Sex Offenders, and currently is completing other publications.

Sara G. West, M.D.

Dr. Sara West completed both her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.  In 2008, Dr. West completed her psychiatry residency at University Hospitals – Case Medical Center in Cleveland and remained there for a fellowship in forensic psychiatry, which she completed in 2009.  During her residency, she received the Rappeport Fellowship from the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Mahmoud A. Parsa Excellence in Research Award, a Resnick Scholarship from the Midwest chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the Ruth Fox Memorial Endowment Scholarship from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. West is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry.  She has published numerous articles and presented on the local, national and international level on multiple occasions.  She has worked on psychiatric units in state and federal facilities as well as in correctional institutions. She also does outpatient medication management at community mental health centers and maintains a private forensic practice.  Her areas of expertise within forensic psychiatry include competency to stand trial, sanity and filicide.

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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