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CE Workshop: Thinking Forensically: A Primer for Non-Forensic Psychologists
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Get 6 hours of Ethics in ONE DAY!

When: Friday, September 7, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Kevin J. Richards, PhD, ABPP and Howard Drutman PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Title:  Thinking Forensically: A Primer for Non-Forensic Psychologists

9:00am-12:00pm: Workshop (Part 1)
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm-4:00pm: Workshop (Part 2)

Workshop Description: 

Even psychologists who do not include forensic work in their practices are sometimes confronted with issues that bring them into the forensic arena. This workshop is designed to assist non-forensic psychologists to “think like” forensic psychologists in order to effectively manage situations where they may find themselves unintentionally involved in a forensic case. The presenters will describe and discuss relevant practice issues, including ethical concerns, and how to anticipate and avoid common errors and pitfalls.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain situations in which their work product could potentially be used in civil or criminal legal proceedings.
  2. Describe potential ethical issues that arise at the nexus of forensic and non-forensic practice. Examples could include: maintenance of records, release of records, avoiding dual relationships, psychological testing, competency.
  3. Using the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct as a framework. Demonstrate the ability to work through and resolve ethical dilemmas that arise when forensic issues arise in a non-forensic practice setting.
  4. Understand that there are various practice standards that APA and other organizations have developed which are aspirational in practice and should be understood.
  5. Understand the basics of legal proceedings such as depositions, hearings, and trials and how a psychologist may be subpoenaed to testify.

      CE Hours: 6 (Ethics)


      About the Presenter:

      Kevin Richards, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist who has been in practice since 1991. His practice is focused exclusively on forensic evaluation and consultation. Dr. Richards provides forensic assessment, consultation and expert testimony in criminal, civil, and family law cases. Dr. Richards has testified as an expert in Superior, State, and Juvenile court. He currently focuses largely on military Justice and serves as a consultant/expert witness to the various branches of United States Armed Forces.  He has consulted and testified as an expert at Courts Martial for the United States Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps.

      Howard Drutman, Ph.D. is a psychologist who has been in practice since 1985. Dr. Drutman’s practice is primarily focused on forensic psychology in family law cases. He regularly conducts child custody evaluations, forensic psychological and substance abuse evaluations, parent fitness evaluations, parent coordination, coparenting counseling, reunification therapy, expert testimony of issues related to the best interest of children in divorce and coparenting, and attorney consultation to review mental health professional’s evaluations and prepare attorneys to cross exam mental health professionals.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before August 24, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $140: GPA Members
      • $170: Non-members
      • $50: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After August 24, 2018)

      • $150: GPA Members
      • $180: Non-members
      • $60: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:

      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to August 24, 2018. No refunds will be given after August 24, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.