Forensic Neuropsychology in Civil Competency Assessment
CE Hours: 2
Course Fee: $29.95
Access: Course is available for 30 days after registration
Do you have a friend or family member who suffers from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other neurological deficiencies that impairs their ability to make decisions? Are you concerned about their competency and the legal process in meeting their needs? Are you a professional who works with clients with neurological deficiencies or their families? This course will provide professionals in various fields, as well as families, with information about civil competency assessment.
This course will increase the awareness of various professionals who work with adults who have known or suspected neurocognitive deficits that may render them incompetent for decision-making. Ethics, practical heuristic guide for clinical decision making and a scientific methodology for objective assessment will be presented. Functional capacity for treatment consent, financial, testamentary, driving, and independent living will be reviewed.
Psychologists, Counselors, Adult Protective Services, Social Workers, Attorneys, Estate Planners
The course objective will be to provide greater awareness of the science and practice of forensic neuropsychology in civil competency assessment and the variety of applications.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- list ethical concerns in competency assessment.
- apply a heuristic guide to clinical decision making in competency assessment.
- describe the various applications of forensic neuropsychology to competency assessment.
Amercian Bar Association/American Psychological Association Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Project Working Group (2008). Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity: A Handbook for Psychologists. Available online at: www.apa.org/pi/aging/capacity_psychologist_handbook.pdf
Dr. Scott Sautter has been Owner and Clinical Director of Hampton Roads Neuropsychology for two decades, providing assessment and intervention to known and suspected neurologic disorders with wide range of referrals from physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, rehabilitation centers, disability evaluations, judges, attorneys, and schools from school-age through elderly populations.
Dr. Sautter completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lafayette College, Masters in Education and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from James Madison University and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. He then completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine as well as becoming a Certified Forensic Examiner from the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Sautter has faculty appointments at Eastern Virginia Medical School, has taught doctoral level courses at area universities, and was a full time Faculty member at Regent University in the early 2000’s and continues to supervise and mentor Regent University students. He has 14 published abstracts presented at conferences, 16 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 chapters in edited volumes, 12 grant publications and 10 dissertations chaired. When not working he enjoys outdoor sports and activities.
Education and Training
1979, BA, Psychology, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1981, M.Ed., School Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1983, Ed.S., School Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1988, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1990, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
1990, Certified Forensic Examiner, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1999, Diplomate, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology Licensure, Certifications and Organizations
Licensure, Certifications and Organizations
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia
Board Certified Neuropsychologist, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology
Fellow, American College of Professional Neuropsychology
President, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology
Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association, Member
International Neuropsychological Society, Member
Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychology, Member
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant, Sports Concussion Management
Chair, Medical-Scientific Committee Southeastern Virginia Alzheimer's AssociationL
Virginia Beach Police Homicide Division, Cold Case Reviewer
Clinical Director, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology
Affiliate Medical Staff, Sentara Hospitals, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, Lake Taylor Hospital
Academic Positions, Classes Taught, and Research Publications:
Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Family and Community Medicine & Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Associate Professor, Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling
Associate Professor, Old Dominion University Department of Psychology
Graduate courses taught: Neuroscience, Forensics, Neuropsychology
14 published abstracts presented at conferences, 15 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 chapters in edited volumes, 12 grant funded publications, 10 dissertations chaired
Professional and Continuing Education:
Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (Provider #4446). Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This course meets or exceeds the requirements of continuing education for counselors and psychologists.
Note: This course will be available to you for 30 days from your registration date. Please complete the course and the quiz within 30 days.
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Web address: http://www.regent.edu/psychology/ce
Toll Free: 800.373.5504
Director of Professional and Continuing Education
Professional and Continuing Education Program
School of Psychology & Counseling
1000 Regent University Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464