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Tuesday, June 5 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Countertransference in the Criminal Defense & Mitigation Examination

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This workshop will present an overview of countertransference, the feelings evoked in the evaluator in response to the defendant and the serious nature of the crime, sentiments that can have a substantial impact both on the objectivity of the evaluation as well as on the experience of the evaluator. Experts evaluating defendants who have committed heinous crimes may experience a host of feelings from revulsion and anger to shame and remorse about involvement for the defense. Professionals who work in this arena push past their comfort zone and must also develop skills to avoid vicarious traumatization and burnout. Participant discussion will specifically be elicited; come prepared to share!


Julia Curcio-Alexandra

Coordinator, Survivor Evaluation Services, Joseph J. Peters Institute
Dr. Julia Curcio-Alexander is a licensed psychologist who serves as the evaluations coordinator and supervising psychologist in survivor services at the Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia. She completed her graduate training at Villanova University, Temple University, and... Read More →

Annie Steinberg

Clinical Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Steinberg is a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist who is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Steinberg directs the Child Forensic Psychiatry track in the Forensic Psychiatry... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Freedom E Mezzanine Level

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