Fielding Graduate University

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Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Washington, DC 20003

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.

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...

Jamshid A. Marvasti, MD He is a child and adult psychiatrist practicing at Prospect Manchester Hospital, Manchester CT. He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has published and edited a number of articles and books including: War Trauma in Veterans and Their Families (2012), Psycho-Political Aspects of Suicide Warriors, Terrorism, and Martyrdom (2008). Psychiatric Treatment of Sexual Offenders (2004) and Psychiatric Treatment of Victims and Survivors of Sexual Trauma (2004).All four books published by Charles Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois. SYMPOSIUM SESSION Sexualization of the doctor-patient relationship: a legal and ethical perspective...