2015 Forensic Conference Presentations and Handouts

2015 Annual Forensic Conference Nov. 18, 2015 | Crowne Plaza North, Columbus

"Contemporary Challenges in Forensic Mental Health"

The 2015 forensic conference featured Merrill Rotter, MD who delivered the Keynote Address titled “The Premise of Criminalization and The Promise of Offender Rehabilitation: Re-Entry, Recidivism and Recovery.” The conference also featured the popular Legal Update plenary session, as well as a number of workshops, including the Clinical Impact of Doing Time, Specialized Topics in Ethical Forensic Practice, Community Housing Options, Offenders with ID/MI and Guardianship.

Keynote Address: Merrill Rotter, M.D.
The Premise of Criminalization and The Promise of Offender Rehabilitation: Re-Entry, Recidivism and Recovery

Plenary Session: Joy Stankowski, M.D., and Doug Mossman, M.D.


Clinical Impact of Doing Time

Merrill Rotter, MD

Ethics 1: Restructured Forensic Reports

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP

Joy Stankowski, MD

Aracelis Rivera, PsyD

Community Housing Options

Lavada Smith, BA

Janeé Jenkins


Offenders with ID/MI: Research and Practice 

Robert Rowe, LISW-S, CCFC

Gregory Tsagaris, PhD

Mamadou Seck, PhD

The Art and Science of Forensic Monitoring

Robert Baker, PhD; Jeannie Cool, LPCC-S; Lottie Gray, MSSA, LISW, CDCA; and Julia King, PsyD

Ethics 2: Treating Accused Criminals to Make Them Eligible for Punishment: How Can it be Ethical?

Douglas Mossman, MD


Diana Ramos-Reardon, Esq.

Magistrate Robert V. Morris II

Jack R. Kullman, Jr.

Consumers’ Perspectives of the Forensic Mental Health System

Kevin Butler

Thomas Hayes

Vivian Orsich

William Houston, Sr.

Supported Employment with Individuals in a Forensic Status

Ed Desmond, LISW; Meg Griffing, CRC, CWIC; Mary Beth Sparks, LISW-S; Miatta Sarnor, BSW; and Alyse Adler, MS, CRC

Ethics 3: Bias in Forensic Evaluations

Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP


Outpatient Competency Restoration/ Attainment Programs

Jenny O’Donnell, PsyD; Carla Dreyer, PsyD; Lisa Gordish, PsyD, LICDC-CS; and Tim Coon, PhD, LICDC-CS