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Coming of age: the evolution of forensic mental health (2012)

Board of Directors Election Results

Secretary: Cindy Lermond, PsyD (re-election)
Director of Education:
Jocelyn Markowicz, PhD
Director of Conference:
Jane Lovelle, MPH, LCSW

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Congratulations Award Winners!

William T. Rossiter Award
Elizabeth Loftus, PhD

Christine M. West Award
Candace Kunz-Tao, MFT

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Presentations

OPENING SESSION
Contemporary Issues in the Assessment of Sex Offenders: Discussions on Risk, Psychopathy, and Sadism
Anna Salter, PhD
-no handout-

KEYNOTE
Realignment: California Criminal Justice Gone Crazy?
Honorable Judge David Danielsen
-available upon request-

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 8:00 - 10:00 AM
The Contours of Competence To Stand Trial And Competence to Pursue Post Conviction Litigation: Integrating The Current Legal Requirements Into Assessments And Opinion Testimony
and Understanding Where Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers May Differ In Their Approaches

John T. Philipsborn, Esq
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Lessons Learned and New Directions in the Treatment of Sex Offenders at Coalinga State Hospital
Jerry Kasdorf, PhD
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Clinical Supervision in Forensic Settings
Marjorie Graham-Howard, PhD
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"Actuarial" Risk Assessment: A Standard of Practice or the Big Bamboozala?
Ronald J. Mihordin, MD, JD, MSP
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Effective Expert Testimony: Prepare to Excel on the Witness Stand
Craig R. Lareau, JD, PhD, ABPP
-no handout-

BREAKOUT SESSIONS 10:30 - 12 NOON
Interrogation Methods That Lead to Involuntary Statements and False Confessions
Richard Ofshe, PhD
-cancelled-

What Do We Really Know About Sexually Abusive Females?
L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, PhD
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Clinical Supervision in Forensic Settings
Marjorie Graham-Howard, PhD
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Excited Delirium: Law Enforcement's Nightmare
Michael S. Krelstein, MD
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Practical Strategies for Individualizing Therapy: An Integrated Model of Sex Offender Treatment
Adam Deming, PsyD
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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Comparing and Contrasting Civil Commitments
Pam King, Esq
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Clinical Interviewing with an Emphasis on Taking a Sex History
Judith Becker, PhD
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Don't be Scared… Be Prepared! Legal and Ethical Considerations in Professional Practice
Pamela H. Harmell, PhD
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Unusual Forensic Cases
Michael S. Krelstein, MD
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Assessment & Treatment of Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
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BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Illusions of Memory
Elizabeth Loftus, PhD
-no handout-

Clinical Interviewing with an Emphasis on Taking a Sex History
Judith Becker, PhD
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Don't be Scared… Be Prepared! Legal and Ethical Considerations in Professional Practice
Pamela H. Harmell, PhD
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The Roots of Our Current Dilemma: Clinical Problems in the Forensic Setting
Patricia Winters, MD
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Psychopathy in Women
Stacey D. Berardino, PhD
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FRIDAY SESSIONS

8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Polemicaphilia: Controversial Wannabee Paraphilias
and Internet Child Pornography: Predicting Who is At Risk to Sexually Assault Children

Robert Prentky, PhD
-available upon request-

8:30-10:00 AM
Veteran's Courts: Meeting Our Obligation to Those Who Serve

Moderator: David Meyer, Esq
Panel:
Honorable Stephen Manley
Honorable Michael Tynan
Steve Binder, Esq
-no handout-

10:30 AM-12 Noon
Use and Misuse of Psychiatric Medications

Anthony Cozzolino, MD
-no handout-

1:30-3:00 PM
Conservatorships at the Margins: Do Conservatorships Fit a Forensic Population?

Moderator: David Meyer
Panel:
Honorable Wayne R. Parrish
Connie D. Draxler
Mari-Ann Gibbs Rivers
-no handout-

3:30-5:00 PM
Successful Mental Health Court Without Much Court
Honorable Coleen Toy White
John Schipper, PhD
Gilbert McFarlane, PhD
Linda Oksner, MPA
Jean Farley, Esq
Thad Ackley, MA
Michael Lief, Esq
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POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The Relationship Between Psychopathic Traits and Types of Aggression
Lizette Barrientos, MA
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The Importance of Psychological Assessment in Correctional Settings
Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD
-Full Article in IACFP Spring Newsletter-

Empathy and Aggressive Behavior: A Qualitative Understanding of the Black Adolescent Male Voice in the Inner City
Melissa Guariglia, MA
-no handout-

Use of Expert Testimony in Mental Retardation Trials
Nancy Haydt , Esq
-no handout-

Culture, Motivation and Psychological Mindset of a Terrorist
Ronn Johnson, PhD, ABPP
Nicholas Boyd
Christopher Wehrle
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Competence in Context: APA Ethics and California's Sexually Violent Predator Laws
Patricia L. Jones, MA
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Mental Health Courts and Reducing Recidivism Among Mentally Ill Offenders
Peter English, PhD
Alexandra Karas
-no handout-

Variables Distinguishing Self-Injurers, Suicide Attempters and Non Self-Injurers Within a Correctional Psychiatric Inpatient Sample
Monica Parkins, MS
Robert Horon, PhD
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Emotional Intelligence and Self Determination in Relation to Juvenile Delinquency
Jessica Silsby, MA
Elizabeth Pittner, MA
James Turner, PhD
Robert Leark, PhD
Steven Jellá, MA, MFT, PsyD
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The 37th Annual FMHAC Conference
March 21-23, 2012
Embassy Suites, Seaside, CA
> 2012 Program

Corporate Members
Eli Lilly
Sunovion
Janssen Pharmaceutica

Sustaining Members
Gil Abdalian, MFT
Kenneth Carabello, LCSW
Carson Chambers, PhD
Diana Concannon
Trayci Dahl, PhD
Mark Duarte, LCSW
Harry Goldberg, PhD
Mark Grabau, PhD
Thomas Granucci, LCSW
Ronald Kaufman, PsyD
Susan Kole, PhD
Kathryn Lanthorn, EdD, CFMHE
Robert Leark, PhD
Cynthia Lermond, PsyD
Joseph Lockhart, PhD
David Meyer, Esq
Bryan Nelson, MFT
Rod Ponath, MD
Neil Ross, MA
John Schipper, PhD
Munir Sewani, PhD, MFT
Douglas Taylor Smith, LCSW

Continuing Education (2012)

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (CEUs)
Board of Registered Nursing (CEUs)
FMHAC is an approved provider of CEUs through the BBSE (PCE 480) and the BRN (CEP 5965).
18.5 CEUs available in 2012:
4 CEUs Wednesday Opening Session
1.5 CEU Keynote
7 CEUs for the full 2nd day
6 CEUs Wrap-up Session

Board of Psychology (MCEPs)
MCEPs are approved for 18.5 units, course code FOR005-0072-000:
4 CEUs Wednesday Opening Session
1.5 CEU Keynote
7 CEUs for the full 2nd day
6 CEUs Wrap-up Session

Continuing Medical Education(CMEs)CMEs were not offered in 2012.

California State Bar (MCLEs)
MCLEs are approved (provider #15388) for 16.5 credits:
3.75 CEUs Wednesday Opening Session
1.5 CEU Keynote
6.25 CEUs for the full 2nd day
5 CEUs Wrap-up Session

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POSTs)
POST credits have been approved for selected courses, Certification #2540-28000-11009.

Board of Corrections (STCs)
For Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) participants who need STC training credit for this event, please either arrange a work related special request before the event or apply for Special Certification after the event. Both of these go through your STC training manager/coordinator.  

The process for a Special Certification is as follows:
Inform your training manager that you will be attending this conference and you will be asking for a Special Certification.
Upon returning from the conference, inform your training manager how many hours you attended and ask them to submit a Special Certification for those hours.
Please contact FMHAC or your STC representative if you have questions on how to request STC credits for this conference.

 

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