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36th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium
Hosted by the American College of Forensic Psychology
in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University.
Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding maintains responsibility for this pro-gram and its content. This program will offer a maximum of 21 hours of Continuing Education credits.
The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity has been approved for 21 hours of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.
The US Supreme Court ruled against applying the death penalty to individuals suffering from ID (Atkins v. Virginia, 2002). Current diagnostic guidelines emphasize the need to determine severity of impairment due to ID based on AF rather than IQ test scores alone (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013)....
Sexually violent predator laws permit involuntary civil detention of sexual offenders who suffer from a mental disorder that causes serious difficulty controlling sexually dangerous behavior, and this mental condition results in the individual being likely to commit sexually dangerous behavior....
Despite its ubiquity (not near-ubiquity), we downplay the importance of punishment and make enlightened, professorial statements about how The Literature shows us that it "doesn't work" and how much more effective other kinds of behavioral change can be....
(Specker et al., 2018) notes that a growing body of studies indicate that the DSM V model for PTSD may not best represent the symptom structure of PTSD found across non-western conflict afflicted populations....