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ANNUAL (VIRTUAL) CONFERENCE

What’s Truth Got to Do with It?

Assessing Questions of Truthfulness in Family Forensic Cases

Day 1: February 12, 2021, 3.5 hours, 9:00 AM-12:45 PM

The Accuracy of Children’s Memories and Reporting

Stephen Ceci, Ph.D., Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology,

Cornell University, co-author (with Maggie Bruck) of:

Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony,1995: 

American Psychological Association.

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and Introductions, Sheara Friend, Esq., Co-Chair, MAGAL Education Committee

9:10 - 11:00 AM:  Stephen Ceci, Ph.D. Accuracy of Children’s Reports

11:00 – 11:10: Break

11:10 – 11:15: President’s Message, Linda Minkoff, Esq.

11:15 – 12:45 PM: Panel Discussion and Questions

Jessica Greenwald O’Brien, Ph.D., William James College, Newton, MA

HonPatricia A. Gorman, First Justice, Norfolk Probate and Family Court

Janice Bassil, Esq., Bassil & Budreau, Boston, MA

John Baker, Ph.D., Moderator

Registration Fee:

Members: $40.00 each conference, $70.00 for both days.

Non-members: $55.00 each conference, $100.00 for both days.

Day 2:  February 26, 2021, 3.5 hours, 9:00 AM-12:45 PM

Adult Stories: True or False, and Does It Matter?

Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D. 

William James College and the Center for the Law, Brain, and Behavior at Mass. General Hospital

Lindsey Davis, Ph.D., William James College

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and Introductions, Donald Tye, Esq., Co-Chair MAGAL Education Committee

9:10 - 11:00 AM:  Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D. and Lindsey Davis, Ph.D.

Reliability and Credibility of Adult Reports

11:00 – 11:10: Break

11:10 AM – 12:45 PM: Panel Discussion and Questions

Christine Anthony, Esq., Law Offices of Christine Anthony, Esq., Northborough, MA

Hon: Brian Dunn, First Justice, Suffolk Probate and Family Court

Premela Deck, Esq., LCSW, Ph.D. candidate, Moderator

CE CREDIT:

This program is co-sponsored by William James College, Newton, MA and the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, Inc. William James College is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. This program is approved for 3.5 continuing education credits for psychologists. William James College maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Applications for 3.5 hours continuing education credits for CPCS/CAFL, PC/GAL, Social Workers, L.M.F.T., and L.M.H.C. have been made.

Refund Policy: Full refund prior to February 5th  for first day, February 19th for second day .No refund thereafter.

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