THE COURT IS IN SESSION:
PSYCHOLOGISTS ON THE STAND
A Look at the Evaluation of Various Competencies
October 20, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Queens Campus, School of Law Courtroom
Conference co-sponsored by The Forensic Division of the New York State Psychology Association and in close collaboration with the Nassau County Psychological Association.
Brief Program Description:
Request for competence evaluation is an important component of forensic work. Indeed, forensic professionals are often called upon to perform evaluations on competences covering a variety of situations, from competence to stand trial to termination of parental rights, guardianship/conservatorship, Miranda waver, consent to sexual intercourse, competence to be sentenced or to be executed, etc. Each of these competence evaluations involved important knowledge of the law and standards of practice to allow the professional to provide the best services possible for their clients. Recognizing the importance of gaining relevant training to perform these evaluations, the St. John’s University Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs decided to dedicate its second forensic conference to a careful discussion of these competences. For this purpose, we are fortunate to be joined by a group of recognized forensic experts with extensive knowledge in these different competences to guide our discussion. The Moot Court in our Law School will serve as the setting for this event. Specific issues related to rendering expert testimony in regard to one of the competences will also be elucidated and demonstrated through a simulation experience in the afternoon on “competence to stand trial” in front of a seating judge. Forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and attorneys representing different parties will also be involved in the demonstration. A follow-up (postmortem) panel discussion composed of these different individuals will engage in an active discussion with the audience. Those attending this conference are expected not only to gain knowledge about the different competences but to become familiar with what is involved in court appearance as expert witness from an examination of the forensic report to the court testimony of the findings.
List of Confirmed Presenters:
- Justice Matthew J. D'Emic
- Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D., Attoney/Psyc;
- Thomas A. Caffrey, Ph.D., Past Pres. of Forensic Div., NYSPA.
- Cheryl Paradis
- Elizabeth Owen, Ph.D.
- Alan Perry, Ph.D
- Charles Tucker Jr., Esq.
Refunds prior to Monday, October 14, 2013 are subject to a $20 administrative fee.
No refunds granted after October 14, 2013.
*Must pre-register to secure seating
For more information contact:
Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABPP
Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
Marillac Hall, Room 402-B
Queens, NY 11439