Forensic Issues with Substance Use Disorders
In this 2-hour workshop, attendees will learn some of the basics about forensic psychology in general and, in particular, how it applies to evaluation and testimony when substance use disorders are involved with adults and teenagers. Practical and ethical considerations will be presented, as well as differences between the provider’s role as a therapist vs. that of a forensic specialist.
- Define the term “forensic” and how it applies to the counseling domain (and especially with substance use disorders).
- Describe the difference between a forensic practice (both evaluation and testimony) and a therapeutic practice.
- Recognize the difference between a forensic practice with juveniles vs adults.
- Identify some of the practical and ethical pitfalls inherent in this domain and some ways to avoid them.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 108
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self