In criminal justice systems across the globe, defendants are required to be competent to proceed throughout the legal process, displaying a rational and factual understanding of the proceedings as well as the capacity to consult with counsel with a reasonable degree of rational comprehension. The leading evidence-based instrument for the evaluation of competence to proceed is the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication in Criminal Competence Evaluations (MacCAT-CA). Peer-reviewed research conducted internationally has established that the MacCAT-CA provides accurate and reliable competency evaluations. In this workshop, attendees will review the foundations of competence to proceed and compare instruments designed to assess it. Seminal research on the MacCAT-CA will be described, and comprehensive instructions will be given on how to administer the tool in practice as well as how to interpret its findings.
Officially authorized by the MacCAT-CA’s publisher and presented by a leading trainer, this workshop is eligible for 2.5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. Attendees should have access to the MacCAT-CA Professional Manual purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. For details, visit: http://www4.parinc.com/
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