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Ethical and Professional Considerations in the Forensic Assessment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

About the Course:

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.

Publication Date:

May 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).

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

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.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To identify critical ethical guidelines applicable to forensic evaluations

  2. To describe how these guidelines would apply to specific circumstances in the assessment of trauma in forensic evaluations

  3. To identify and avoid critical errors that may occur during assessment of trauma in forensic evaluations

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Course Number 102996
1.25 credit hour
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