Date: August 21 and 22, 2014 (Thursday and Friday)
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Registration Fee: $375 (Includes materials and breakfast and lunch each day)
Faculty: Anita Boss, PsyD, and Anthony Sciara, PhD
ANITA BOSS, PSYD
Anita Boss is board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has over twenty years of experience in forensic and clinical psychology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of forensic Psychology, Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and Member-at-Large of the American Psychology-Law Society, and foreign affiliate of the British Psychological Society. She is a member of the Examination Faculty for the American Board of Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Boss is a graduate of Yeshiva University and the Ferkauf Graduate of School of Psychology. Her early experience as a psychologist in correctional institutions and as a forensic psychologist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC served as a foundation for her current private forensic practice. She provides forensic psychological assessment and consultation to attorneys and the courts in criminal, civil, and immigration matters.
ANTHONY SCIARA, PHD
Anthony Sciara is a Clinical Psychologist who, from 1988 to present time, has had a private practice in Asheville, North Carolina. He specializes in evaluations for clients with physical, psychological and neuropsychological deficits; prepares vocational, rehabilitation and Life Care Plans, and, provides evaluations for clients involved in criminal, domestic, and other civil proceedings. He has had extensive experience in forensic psychology.
Dr. Sciara earned his PhD degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has published articles in a number of publications such as the Journal of Personality Assessment, American Psychologist, Forensic Reports, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, The Psychiatric Hospital, Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, etc. He is a past president of the North Carolina Psychological Association, and previous chairperson of the Asheville Area psychologists. Currently, he is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and the International Rorschach Society.
Accommodations: Sleep Inn and Doubletree Hotel (Within walking distance of MAHEC)
Continuing Education: The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is providing 12 hours of Continuing Education credit for psychologists completing this three day Program. The Society for Personality is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society for Personality Assessment maintains responsibility for the program and its content. There is no additional charge for receiving this continuing education credit.
Objectives: At the close of the Program participants will be able to:
1. Provide a clear rationale for using the Rorschach in certain forensic cases.
2. Effectively respond to direct and cross-examination questions about opinions based on the Rorschach.
3. Develop a style of managing attorney demands that fit with a participant’s personal style.
4. Determine when the Rorschach is useful in answering the psycho-legal question and when it is not.
5. Integrate Rorschach data with other sources of information.
Program Hosted by MAHEC
It is anticipated that this Advanced Program will be hosted by the Mountain Area Health Education Center, which is a private not-for-profit institution providing state of the art educational programs designed to meet the educational and training needs of health and human services professionals. Collaboration and diversity of the workforce is emphasized.
The 2 Day Program will focus on preparation and performance in the forensic arena. In addition to discussing a number of case protocols, participants will discover the essentials of courtroom preparation, have the opportunity to practice testifiying– dealing with direct and cross examination challenges, and developing a clear rationale for use of the Rorschach with certain forensic cases.
Requirements to Attend an Advanced Program
It is required that participants will have completed a previous Rorschach Training Program or a Rorschach Workshop Program. A graduate level university course in the Rorschach will also qualify for acceptance in the Advanced Program.
All materials will be handed to participants at registration.
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