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Forensic Sexology (4 CEs)

November 21, 2021

9am-1pm EST

Presented by: Tom Murray, Ph.D. 

Live Via Webinar OR Via Video Recording following the live class

$140.00

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Forensic Sexology (4 CEs)

November 21, 2021

9am-1pm EST

Presented by: Tom Murray, Ph.D. 

Live Via Webinar OR Via Video Recording following the live class

$140.00

Description

Description:

Increasingly, courts rely on forensic experts to help them decide on cases where specialized knowledge is essential in decerning a just resolution. Certainly, there are many incidences where the court requires expert knowledge involving cases where sexual behavior is relevant, such as in sexual assault, accidents resulting in injury affecting sexual functioning, parental rights to determine hormone treatment, “deviant sexual behavior,” custody cases involving alternative lifestyles (e.g., polyamory), etc. As a sexual health professional, you may be called on as either a fact witness or an expert witness where you’ll interact with the court. This seminar will provide you with a general overview of forensic sexology as an emerging field, provide key tips on how to act as an expert witness, and produce quality reports that help inform the court’s decision-making.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between differentiate between therapeutic and forensic settings
  • Explain the difference between Fact Witness and Forensic Witness
  • Describe the primary responsibilities of a forensic sexologist
  • Discuss the 10 domains of forensic assessment
  • List the seven (7) components of an effective forensic evaluation

Activity Schedule:

  • Introduction (10 min)
    • Trigger warning
    • Objectives
    • Typical Topics
    • Goals
  • Distinctions Between Therapeutic and Forensic Assessment  (10 min)
  • Fact Witness vs. Expert Witness (5 min)
  • Forensic Sexologist Responsibilities (10 min)
  • Forensic Assessments Point to Consider (5 min)
  • Domains of Assessment (10 Min)
  • Sex offender Classification (1.75 hours) (15 minute break halfway)
    • Exhibitionists
    • Child abuser
    • Rapist
    • Females
    • Internet
  • Common Assessments (1 hour)
    • Static Risks Factors
    • Dynamic Risk Factors
    • Polygraphs
    • Phallometry
  • Forensic Training (5 minutes)
    • Training programs
    • Professional Associations
  • Closing Questions

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Tom Murray an international trainer, counselor educator, and couples and sex therapist, is a widely sought-after expert in the fields of sexuality and intimate relationships. For nearly 20 years, Murray has worked with everyday folks to embrace their weirdness, shed labels and shame, lean into anxiety, and build better and stronger relationships. Murray’s appeared in numerous venues, including the Huffington Post and The Daily Mail, as well as radio, television and podcasts, including Cheating on Fear, The Practice of Being Seen and Shrink Rap Radio. Murray also holds faculty appointments with Northwestern University’s Family Institute, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Murray also co-owns, A Path to Wellness Integrative Psychiatry, as well as Clinical Training & Consultation, PLLC in Greensboro, NC.