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LIVE WEBINAR: Forensic Assessment of Malingering and Deception in Children and Adolescents
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 Export to Your Calendar 7/31/2020
When: Friday, July 31, 2020
1 - 4 PM
Where: Live Webinar | Zoom Platform
United States
Contact: Carolyn Green

Online registration is available until: 7/30/2020
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3 CE for psychologists

Important Notes:

  • This is a LIVE webinar. It will be recorded for resale following the live event. 
  • Participants will be required to complete an online evaluation form to receive CE credit.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session. 

Registration Information:

Registration deadline is July 30, 2020... Save $10 by registering on or before June 26, 2020 with the Early Bird Discount!

OPA Member Fee: $90 | OPA Student Member Fee: $50 | Non-OPA Member Fee: $120  


Instructions to Join the Online Webinar:

Once the registration process is complete, you will receive instructions on how to join the call.

Attendees are required to view the webinar through the online Zoom platform via a computer or tablet. Phone only access will not be allowed as attendees will need to be able to see the presenters' slides.



Program Description:

Clinicians providing psychological assessments to the juvenile court increasingly must confront issues of symptom validity or effort in evaluations of youth before the court. Yet, there is little research and even fewer measures concerning the assessment of malingering or deception in children and adolescents. Assessment of malingering or feigning, as is the case with forensic assessments in general, must be developmentally appropriate and require specialized knowledge and training. This workshop will review current research, conceptual models and assessment methodologies. Case illustrations will be presented including the use of the MMPI-A-RF as well as other relevant instruments.

Learning Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with current research on malingering and deception in adolescents. 
  2. List current assessment methodologies, and 
  3. Apply assessment findings in a developmentally appropriate context. 

About the Speakers:

Daniel L Davis, PhD, ABPP (Forensic) is a psychologist in private practice in Columbus Ohio. His practice includes assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in older children, adolescents and adults, marriage and family counseling and forensic psychology. Dr. Davis is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology in Forensic Psychology. He has over 38 years of practice in psychology. He has served as a Senior Forensic Psychologist with Netcare Forensic Center and as the Clinical Director of The Buckeye Ranch, a comprehensive treatment center for youth. Dr. Davis has held consulting positions with a number of state mental health and correctional agencies as well as academic appointments with Otterbein University and The Ohio State University. In 1972, he was the co-founder of Concord Counseling Services in Westerville Ohio. 

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP (Forensic), is a licensed psychologist and one of about 320 psychologists who are board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the Director of Forensic and Specialized Assessment Services for Netcare Access in Columbus, Ohio. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Departments of Psychology at Drexel University and Miami University, and as a member of the Auxiliary Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kukor has specialized in criminal forensic evaluation for more than 25 years, during which time he has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations, including criminal responsibility, competence to stand trial, juvenile competency & waiver, violence risk assessment, and threat assessment. He is an approved trainer for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and is a threat assessment consultant for Work Trauma Services Inc. At Netcare, he supervises Netcare’s Probate Pre-screeners, who do evaluations for Probate Court about individuals who may require civil commitment. He performs and supervises criminal forensic evaluations on court-referred adults and juveniles, does fitness for duty evaluations for the Federal Aviation Administration, and consults with a regional office of the FBI.

Key Literary References:

  • Rogers, R., & Bender, S. D. (2018). Clinical assessment of malingering and deception. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 
  • Gast, J., & Hart, K. J. (2010). The Performance of Juvenile Offenders on the Test of Memory Malingering. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10(1),
    53–68. doi: 10.1080/15228930903173062 
  • Davis DL and Ben Porath YS (in press) Case Studies for Interpreting the MMPI-A-RF. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


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