Forensic Psych 101 - What Lawyers Need to Know

Event Start:
05/06/2024 4:00 PM
Event End:
05/06/2024 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Monday, May 6, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
Webinar Fee: This is a FREE program! Registration required.

This Program is Online Only

This CLE has been approved for 2.0 credit hours by the CPCS Adult Criminal and Appeals, CAFL Trial and Appeals, YAD and YAD Appeals, Mental Health and Mental Health Appeals, Criminal Trial, SDP/SORB and  Parole/Medical Parole panels.


Shafi Lodhi, MD, Forensic Neuropsychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LP

Christine Naber, PhD, Forensic Neuropsychologist, Forensic Psychiatric Associates, LP 

As legal professionals, you understand the critical intersection between law and mental health. In navigating complex cases involving individuals with mental disorders or behavioral abnormalities, a nuanced understanding of forensic psychiatry and psychology is indispensable. This session aims to provide a comprehensive overview of these disciplines, exploring their roles in the legal system, methodologies for assessment and evaluation, and the pivotal role they play in informing legal decisions. Whether you're delving into criminal cases, civil litigation, or matters of competency, our exploration will equip you with essential insights to enhance your practice and ensure that justice is served.

  1. What is Forensic Psychology?
    1. Why would you want to use a forensic psychologist?
    2. What kinds of questions can be answered?
    3. How can those questions be answered?
    4. How does a forensic psychologist work with a forensic psychiatrist?
  2. What is Forensic Psychiatry?
    1. Education and Training (vs. clinical psychiatry)
    2. Ethical considerations
    3. Areas of consultation
    4. Evaluation process
    5. Addressing opposing counsel’s expert opinions

This program is free - registration is required.




Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.


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