Criminal and Civil Competency

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In this interview, Dr. Emin Gharibian, talks with Dr. Sharp about assessing criminal and civil competency. There is much to be gleaned from this very interesting discussion, not just because of the topic, but because Dr. Gharibian breaks things down in an easy-to-understand way-a way that will leave the listener ready to venture into the world of competence assessment. Here are just a few things covered in the conversation:

  • The difference between competency and insanity assessments
  • Definition of criminal competence
  • Assessing malingering and poor effort in competency
  • Why assessing criminal competency is easier than some other forms of assessment
  • The difference between criminal and civil competency

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

This CE program is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

This interview was published in February of 2020.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Text Interview with Emin Gharibian, Psychologist, Psy.D.
  • Audio Interview with Emin Gharibian, Psychologist, Psy.D.
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Dr. Emin Gharibian is a licensed psychologist (PSY 29643) specializing in neuropsychological and forensic evaluations. He has 10 years of education and training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology and extensive experience evaluating adults and adolescents for psychological and neuropsychological conditions in clinical, civil, and criminal cases. Dr. Gharibian is also appointed to the Los Angeles Juvenile Court Expert Witness Panel.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, he specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, he provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. Dr. Sharp lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

 

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Aug 22, 2020.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Discuss the steps to determining/assessing competency
  • Contrast competency assessment with insanity assessment
  • List different variables that make assessing criminal competency easier than many other forms of assessment
  • Articulate the difference between criminal and civil competency

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