A review article that delineates core ethical principles and challenges encountered in forensic assessment both generally and more specifically in the forensic assessment of complex trauma and dissociation. She also details practical strategies for responding to those challenges.In addition, the author identifies essential skills needed for competency in this arena and outlines professional considerations that arise when working with this population.
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This course is based on the article, Ethical and Professional Considerations in the Forensic Assessment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation created by Lisa M. Rocchio, PhD in 2020.
Course Material Author
Lisa M. Rocchio, PhD
Dr. Rocchio is a clinical and forensic psychologist with expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence, traumatic stress and ethics. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rocchio has published and presented on topics related to traumatic stress, ethics and professional practice issues, and is active within local, national and international psychology organizations as well as the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition to membership in several APA divisions, she is a founding member of Division 56 (Trauma Psychology).
Lisa M. Rocchio, PhD authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
To identify critical ethical guidelines applicable to forensic evaluations
To describe how these guidelines would apply to specific circumstances in the assessment of trauma in forensic evaluations
To identify and avoid critical errors that may occur during assessment of trauma in forensic evaluations
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