MEET DR. ANTOINETTE KAVANAUGH



Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh is a licensed, board certified forensic clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing case evaluation and consultation in juvenile, criminal, civil, and capital cases worldwide. She has practiced in a variety of environments, from the inner-city of Chicago to rural Massachusetts. In addition to her work as a practitioner, she helps others navigate the complex intersection of psychology and law. She has prepared multiple reports, written reviews of research, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

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APA Continuing Education (CE) Credit


Program Summary


The Impact Advocacy Program’s goal is to understand how psychologists and attorneys, in conjunction with their teams, interact in cases involving criminal defendants who face lengthy maximum sentences and/or capital punishment. The Impact Advocacy Program’s sessions for psychologists cover everything from identifying and understanding relevant case law, court decorum and rules, evidentiary and discovery rules, and case timelines; communicating with lawyers and their team to help define and navigate various roles that psychologists adopt in these cases; translating current neuroscience and behavioral research into a legal context; and developing a network of fellow colleagues and attorneys for future consultations.


Credits


Psychologists will earn 10 CEs upon attendance at both days (Wednesday afternoon and Thursday) of the Impact Advocacy Program. No partial credit will be granted for attending only part of the Impact Advocacy Program, no exceptions.


Cost


The Impact Advocacy 2-Day Program is FREE to all psychologists.


Curriculum Content


The content of this CE program focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.

There will be no presentations that include discussions of clinical assessments, treatments, or interventions.


Program Objectives


1. Based on participation in this program, psychologists will be able to identify relevant case law, court rules, evidentiary and other discovery rules and timelines that impact their consultations, depositions, and testimony.

2. Based on participation in small group exercises, simulations, and presentations, psychologists will increase and practice skills for forensic interviews and evaluations, how to work alongside attorneys and their teams on criminal cases, and how to translate current neuroscience and behavioral research into a legal context.

3. Based on participation in this training program, psychologists will develop a network of fellow colleagues and attorneys for future case consultations.


Confidentiality


All materials (including but not limited to tests, reports, examinations, proprietary information, etc.) protected by APA standards of confidentiality will be properly redacted in small group discussions, exercises, and lectures. Case details and materials will not leave the Darrow College.

All participants will be signing a confidentiality agreement.


Evaluation


In compliance with APA requirements, participant attendance will be recorded. A link to a satisfaction evaluation survey will be distributed to all participants in an e-mail to follow.


Support


This program is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law and the University of Iowa University Counseling Service. The University of Iowa University Counseling Service is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Iowa University Counseling Service maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If you have concerns or would like to provide additional feedback, please contact Dr. Julie Corkery, PhD, Director of Training at 319-335-7294 or email her at julie-corkery@uiowa.edu.




Disclosure


(1) Potential conflicts of interest

The presenters and faculty in this program have identified no potential conflicts of interest that need to be disclosed at this time. If potential conflicts of interest arise before or during the program, participants will be promptly notified.

(2) Commercial Sponsorship

This program has received no commercial sponsorship and will not be advertising any organization aside from the Darrow Baldus College.

(3) Compliance with APA Standards

All program materials adhere to Standard D of the APA. In the normal course of program preparation, instructors will provide information that demonstrates compliance with the standard. In compliance with APA requirements, participant attendance will be recorded. A link to a satisfaction evaluation survey will be distributed to all participants in an email to follow.