Offenders held at detention centers and awaiting trial are sometimes referred by the courts for evaluation of competency to stand trial (CST). Forensic mental health professionals conducting such evaluations can benefit from knowledge of accepted psychological tests and instruments used for CST evaluations along with awareness of the ethical responsibilities inherent in such evaluations.
Using at least three scholarly resources from the professional literature, research the essential psychological tests and screening instruments utilized for conducting a CST evaluation. The literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, and .gov).
Based on your research, select a case for study for this assignment.
Write a 3- to 5-page report in a Microsoft Word document. Your report should include:
Address the following in your report:
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Explained the essential psychological tests and screening instruments that would assist the forensic mental health professional in a CST evaluation, including the underlying theory.||40|
|Evaluated the ethical responsibilities of a forensic mental health professional by conducting a CST evaluation for a selected case.||24|
|Supported assertions with valid research and examples from authoritative resources.||24|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||12|
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