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Forensic Evaluation 2015 (Bundle)

Length: 8 Hours

Chapter One: Overview from Arrest to Courtroom Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD (1.25 hours)

Chapter Two: Incompetency to Stand Trial Under Texas Law Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD (1.25 hours)

Chapter Three: Legal, Clinical & Ethical Aspects of CST Evals Billy James, PhD and Matthew Faubion, MD (1.5 hours)

Chapter Four: Insanity & Criminal Responsibility Under Texas Law Phillip Lyons, JD, PhD (1.25 hours)

Chapter Five: Legal, Clinical & Ethical Aspects of Insanity Evaluations Matthew Faubion, MD and Gianina Gomez, MD (1.25 hours)

Chapter Six: Texas Forensic Mental Health System Matthew Faubion, MD, Billy James, PhD, and Gianina Gomez, MD (1.5 hours)

Brief workshop description:

Overview from Arrest to Courtroom

Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., provides an overview of the process from arrest to courtroom. He will define legal, clinical and ethical responsibilities and events at each stage of the criminal process to include a timeline of the criminal process, the stages in prosecution of criminal charges, and an overview of the state court system. 

Incompetency to Stand Trial Under Texas

Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., provides an overview of the history behind competency (and incompetency) to stand trial under Texas law. Participants will be able to recognize and apply Texas law as it relates to competency to stand trial in a Texas criminal proceeding. Additionally, Texas law and Code of Criminal Procedure (46B) as applied to legal, clinical and ethical issues, along with implications for this issue will be discussed.

Legal, Clinical, & Ethical Aspects of Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations

Psychologist Billy James, Ph.D., and psychiatrist Matthew Faubion, M.D., describe the legal, clinical, and ethical aspects in conducting competency to stand trial evaluations. Drs. James and Faubion will provide historical perspective in reviewing case studies such as Dusky v. United States. There will be a highlight of the Code of Criminal Procedure (4B) procedures and practices and an overview of what conducting this 46B evaluation entails. Special issues and case examples will be discussed. 

Insanity & Criminal Responsibility Under Texas Law
Psychologist and attorney Phillip M. Lyons, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., dives into the Code of Criminal Procedure (46C) Insanity Defense standards and procedures, as well as those of other mental incapacities. Dr. Lyons will provide a brief overview of the topic history, Texas case law related to insanity, related Texas Statutes and procedures including, but not limited to, TCCP 46C, and conclusions.

Clinical & Ethical Aspects of Insanity Evaluations
Psychiatrists Matthew Faubion, M.D., and Gianina Gomez, M.D., will identify Code of Criminal Procedure (46C) processes and practices, and they will discuss key legal, clinical, and ethical issues in insanity evaluations. During this presentation, Drs. Faubion and Gomez will provide legal standards, a review of relevant records, examination of defendants, collateral interviews and formulating opinions based off of this information.

Texas Forensic Mental Health System
Psychiatrists Matthew Faubion, M.D., Gianina Gomez, M.D., and psychologist Billy James, Ph.D., describe three current issues impacting the delivery of forensic mental health services in Texas. “Manifest dangerousness” is defined and unpacked in how it applies to individual patients and their movement to various settings along continuum of forensic care in Texas. This presentation includes an overview of service availability, fiscal constraints, standards of professional service, legal definitions, Dangerousness Review Board, transitional settings and services available, as well as case studies.