Decision Making in Forensic Psychology

Tess Neal, PhD & Emily Pronin, PhD

Greetings from Arizona State University and Princeton University!  We hope you will join us in learning more about our profession. We would appreciate your time and attention and, in return, offer 2.5 complimentary Continuing Education credits for your participation in this dynamic and didactic training. 

This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is being performed to better understand how psychologists come to conclusions and make decisions in forensic examinations. It also includes personalized feedback to help you understand your own behaviors with a didactic portion with video instruction. We believe this project has the potential to assist in solving problems faced by many forensic mental health experts. You are invited to participate because you are a psychologist with forensically-related interests. 

This program is free. 

You will receive 2.5 hours of Continuing Education credits for your participation. Should you choose to engage in this opportunity, you will first participate in a dynamic and interactive portion of the program (roughly 1 hour and 45 min) in which you read materials from a case and make judgments about the material, followed by tailored feedback about your performance and suggestions for how to improve your expert judgment. Then, a didactic portion of the course with video content will follow (roughly 45 min). Upon completion, you will receive a certificate for 2.5 hours of CE credit. 

  • Describe the role of several different cognitive processes in decision making
  • Describe the practice of making legally-relevant decisions
  • Describe how to improve decision making

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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