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37th 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 22 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity is pending approval for 22 hours of MCLE from the State Bar of California.


Proposal Submission

DEADLINE 5:00 PM PST on MON, JAN 3, 2023.

37th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium - Proposal Submission

Submit your proposal by 5pm Monday, January 3, 2022. Thank you!
  • Instructions: Include all information below in your proposal. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. PLEASE NOTE: ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED. Thank you for your interest in the symposium.
  • Summary (up to 500 words)

  • Write a description of your presentation, including the major points that your talk or panel will cover. The summary should be at least 250 words and no more than 500 words.
  • Three learning objectives

  • Clearly describe what the learner will know or be able to do as a result of having attended your presentation. Objectives must be observable and measurable. Verbs to consider using include: list, describe, discuss, summarize, explain, demonstrate, apply, analyze, plan, assess, compile. AVOID using: know, understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of. Student poster proposals do not have to provide learning objectives.
  • Curriculum content

  • Acceptable presentations must adhere to the definition of continuing education in that they improve service to the public and enhance contributions to the profession. The content of your presentation must meet one of the following:
  • 1. Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach;
  • 2. Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research;
  • 3. Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.
  • Describe in detail how the content of your presentation meets one of the three statements above. Be sure to indicate which of the three the talk meets. Student poster proposals do not have to provide curriculum content information.
  • References

  • Please provide at least 3 current, relevant, supporting, and complete references as evidence that the content of your talk meets the Curriculum Content criterion you specified above. This supportive evidence should directly reflect the narrative and content being delivered, i.e., references that reflect the full breadth of the learning objectives and narrative. Student poster proposals should list the references cited in their proposal.
  • MCLE for Attorneys

  • As we do every year, we will be submitting an application to the State Bar of California to offer continuing education credits for attorneys attending the Symposium. To be approved, the activity must relate to legal subjects directly relevant to members of the State Bar or have significant current professional and practical content. Please briefly describe how the content of your talk is relevant to attorneys. Student poster proposals do not have to provide MCLE information.
  • Brief Biography (no more than 100 words)

  • Please provide a brief bio (no more than 100 words) that will be used to introduce you at the meeting and for publication in the program. Please emphasize your expertise in the area of your proposal. In addition, please submit your CV with your proposal. PLEASE SEND CV to Student poster proposals do not need to include a CV.