Fielding Graduate University

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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.

Lisa Faille, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her BA in Psychology with an English Minor from Boston University (1993), her MA in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University (1996), her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco (2006), and an MPH in Public Health from Argosy University (2013). After obtaining her Master’s degree, Dr. Faille worked as a Master’s level therapist for violent and sexual offenders. During her Ph.D. experience, she completed doctoral practicums at the San Francisco County Jail and Oakland’s Family Violence Institute. She then completed an APA accredited internship at a forensic psychiatric hospital. After graduating, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in adolescent forensics in the Department of...

Thomas Haworth, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who has practiced clinically and forensically for the past 15 years. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Cyber Sextortion: Current Knowledge and Case Study Forensic Skills Panel    ...

Michael Ditsky, Ph.D. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Extremist Hate Groups and the Lure Toward Violence    ...

Lorna Veraldi, J.D. associate professor, worked for 12 years in radio and television before joining the FIU faculty in 1988. She was a news writer, producer and reporter. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1982 and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, she has represented media clients both as corporate counsel and in private law practice. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Extraordinary Popular Delusions: Free Speech, Fake News, and the Madness of Virtual Crowds    ...

Dr. Amir Ramezani works at the University of California, Davis as a Neuropsychologist/Associate Clinical Professor and serves as the Director of the Neuropsychology & Health Psychology Training Program. He provides assessments and interventions for individuals living with psychological and neurological injuries, traumas, and chronic conditions (e.g., TBI, complex trauma/PTSD, dementia, stroke, cancer). In his private forensic practice, he conducts expert witness neurocognitive and psychological examination in civil and criminal cases. Dr. Amir Ramezani's training includes completing a fellowship in Neuropsychology at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, a fellowship focusing in Pain Psychology at UCSF, and a dual PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at UNT. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Neuropsychology of TBI and Somatization in Personal Injury Law...

Mark Burdick, Ph.D., AFBsS is a former Chair State of California Behavioral Sciences, executive of CALEP (California Association of Licensed Educational Psychologists), and an expert in education and psychological matters before courts in the US and UK. SYMPOSIUM SESSION The How What and Why of Education Related Opinion Making for Custody Evaluators, Courts, and Attorneys DOWNLOAD PDF Handout...

Francis Abueg, Ph.D. is a psychologist and owner of TraumaResource: Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Sunnyvale and Cupertino. He has been deposed and/or has testified in over 100 murder cases in which trauma and PTSD were at issue. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Disorganized attachment, complex trauma, and pathological dissociation in a serial murderer ...

Diomaris E. Safi Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological and forensic evaluations, and fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I have extensive experience in administering neuropsychological tests, diagnosing and treating various psychological conditions, and providing case consultation. I have worked with civil and criminal attorneys on state and federal cases in the US and Mexico (in English and Spanish), offering full batteries of neuropsychological assessments, adaptive functioning evaluations, client histories and case conceptualizations, family/witness interviews, and expert forensic testimony. My areas of forensic expertise include death penalty litigation, competency to stand trial, brain injury, and trauma-related disorders. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Adaptive Functioning (AF) Evaluations of Foreign Nationals Facing Capital Punishment: Distinctive Issues...

Brian R. Abbott, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. He is licensed by the States of California and Washington as a clinical psychologist and as a clinical social worker in California. He is a licensed sexual offender evaluator in Illinois. For the past forty years, Dr. Abbott has worked as a clinician, forensic evaluator, author, researcher, and trainer in the area child sexual abuse, as well as in other forms of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Abbott has performed more than 2,000 forensic evaluations for criminal, civil, dependency, delinquency, and family courts in a wide variety of areas related to sexual abuse victims and perpetrators. Dr. Abbott has practiced in the area of...