Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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    • $150.00 (CAPDA Members)
    • $175.00 (Non-Members)
    • $143.50 (Psychologists in Supervised Practice)
    • $112.50 (Doctoral Students & Interns)
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The Workshop which was held at The Albany Club (91 King St. E., Toronto, ON) on October 24, 2013 is available for purchase.

This day-long workshop, using a case study approach, is devoted to a discussion of ethical issues that frequently arise when conducting psychological evaluations of persons whose mental states are at issue in legal or administrative proceedings.  Throughout the workshop various sources of authority are referenced, including ethics codes and forensic practice guidelines.  Issues addressed include but are not limited to informed consent, assent, and notification; accessing collateral data sources; multiple roles and relationships; confidentiality and privilege; responding to requests for recording or third-party observers; opining about persons not examined; release of reports and test data; documenting peer consultation; report content; changing report content; billing; and responding to incompetent practice of other examiners.


Randy K. Otto, PhD, ABPP

Randy Otto, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, and he also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg.  Dr. Otto, a licensed psychologist, is certified in clinical psychology and forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and has an independent practice that is limited to forensic psychological evaluation.

Dr. Otto earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester, and Master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Florida State University.  After an internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed a two year fellowship in the College of Law and Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska that was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. 

Dr. Otto's research, writing, and practice is devoted to matters of forensic psychological assessment.  In 2007 he joined Gary Melton, John Petrila, Norm Poythress, Chris Slobogin and Phil Lyons in revising their forensic text, Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers.  In 2007 Routledge Press published a book on violence risk assessment that he co-edited with Dr. Kevin Douglas.  This past year, the fourth edition of the Handbook of Forensic Psychology, which he co-edited with Irv Weiner, was published by Wiley Press.  A book on expert testimony and report writing that he authored with Rick DeMier and Marc Boccaccini was published by Wiley Press earlier this year. 

Dr. Otto is President of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he has served as President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41). He chaired the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Legal Issues, as well as the committee that revised the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology-which were adopted by the American Psychological Association in 2011.  At the current time, he is consulting with the United States Department of Justice on the issue of competence to proceed in immigration proceedings, and he also is member of the committee revising the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards, which were first published in 1985. 

Dr. Otto serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Assessment, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Administration, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.  In 1994, Dr. Otto and his colleagues received an award from the Society for Personality Assessment for their work on psychological autopsy and, in 2008 he received the American Academy of Forensic Psychology's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology.  He has provided continuing education workshops to psychologists, attorneys, and judges in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

If not working or with his family, he can probably be found in a casino or on a motorcycle.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a protocol to use when faced with ethical dilemmas in forensic psychology practice.
  • Identify key sources of authority that impose obligations upon psychologists conducting forensic examinations.
  • Distinguish between informed consent, assent, and notification, and indicate in which contexts each must be sought.
  • Describe what key sources of authority require and advise with respect to entering into multiple -relationships.
  • Identify what key sources of authority direct with respect to addressing incompetent practice of other forensic examiners, and
  • List strategies for responding to requests for recording or third party observation of forensic examinations.

 Morning Session  
 Registration, Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
 Welcome and Introductions 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m
 Strategy for Decision-Making 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m
 Sources of Authority in Forensic Psychological Evaluation 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
 Roles and Relationships 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m
 Break 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
 Informed Consent, Assent and Notification 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Lunch (included) 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
 Afternoon Session
 Confidentiality and Privilege 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m
 Assessment Issues 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 Break  2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 Assessment Issues (con't)  3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 Documentation, Report Writing and Billing  3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 Addressing the Incompetent Practices of Others  4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Summary and Evaluation  4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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