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Nov 30, 2018
What Every Psychologist Should Know About Forensic Practice
Facilitated by Dr. Roy Frenzel

PAA Presents




Facilitated by Roy Frenzel, PhD, RPsych





This workshop will be of primary interest to non-forensic psychologists, students, provisional psychologists and other mental health professionals who work with clients at risk for involvement with the criminal justice system.




Following participation in this seminar, participants should:


  • Be able to describe biological, developmental, and environmental risk factors for criminal behaviour.
  • Understand the steps in assessing client fitness to stand trial as well as the related question of criminal responsibility.
  • Understand the main approaches to risk assessment and the responsible reporting of risk estimates.
  • Have an understanding of court procedures pertaining to cross-examination of expert witnesses and how to prepare to take the witness stand.
  • Appreciate the contribution of certain psychological disorders to criminal behaviour




09:00 Welcome, introduction, and overview


09:30 How and why do certain individuals become criminally involved? The  
          contribution of biology, development, and the environment


10:30 Break


10:45 Special cases: Antisocial personality, substance use disorders,

          and sexual deviance


12:00 Lunch


13:00 Major mental illness and criminal behaviour: What it means in court.


14:00  Risk assessment and its role in treatment planning


15:30 Break


15:45 Wrap-up and questions


16:30 End


DATE              Friday 30 November 2018

TIME               9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION     Edmonton, AB






Dr. Roy Frenzel is a registered psychologist in full time forensic clinical practice with Alberta Health Services. He has also been an instructor at the University of Alberta for over 20 years, focusing primarily on clinical and forensically-oriented courses. In addition, he provides private consulting services in Edmonton. A key component of Dr. Frenzel’s work involves completing court-ordered assessments and he has previously been called upon to provide expert testimony in Court of Queens’s Bench as well as Youth Court.


Dr. Frenzel served on the executive council of the College of Alberta Psychologists for nine years, including two terms as President. Prior to that he was a panel member and chair of the CAP Registration Approvals Subcommittee.




The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.




Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. 



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Registration Fees

Early Bird
(by Sep 28, 2018)
Sep 28, 2018
and after
PAA Members & Affiliate Members $200.00 $225.00
PAA Student Members $140.00 $165.00
PAA Provisional Members $140.00 $165.00
Non-Members $265.00 $290.00

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