Live webinar presented by Brittany Bate, Ph.D.
Feb. 4, 2021, 1:00 pm
60 min of CLE credit anticipated
Mental health practitioners oftentimes find themselves engaging in court-ordered and/or forensic work, whether they are being called to testify regarding a therapy client, asked to perform a violence risk assessment, or tasked with reviewing another professional’s work. However, licensed psychologists have ethical boundaries that dictate what they can do or say in any given forensic context which may not be known to a client, attorney, or even a judge! Using a series of examples, vignettes, and discussions, we will work to better understand what makes a forensic mental health practitioner a fact witness, an expert in an evaluative role, or an expert in a consultative role, leaving you better able to appropriately select and utilize the best forensic mental health expert(s) for your client and your case.
This program is the first of the 2021 IDS Forensic Science Education Series. The webinars will be presented monthly and are free to attend. Attorneys who want CLE credit for attending will be billed $3.50 per credit hour by the State Bar. Use this link to register for all webinars in the series and attend any that are of interest.
Brittany Bate, Ph.D., has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in forensic psychology and assessment, from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Bate completed her predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC. Dr. Bate specialized in providing assessment and therapeutic services to justice-involved individuals at the state and federal level. She has completed evaluations of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and dangerousness at the state and federal level. Additionally, she has evaluated and treated individuals with significant substance-abuse disorders, trauma- and stress-related disorders, sexual/paraphilic disorders, and behavioral/anger problems.
Dr. Bate has worked extensively with forensic populations and is comfortable providing expert testimony in court. Dr. Bate has completed court-ordered mental health evaluations within the North Carolina court system and is willing to travel to, and conduct evaluations in, secure facilities throughout North Carolina. In addition to assessment and court-ordered therapy. Dr. Bate also enjoys providing attorney consultation services (i.e., witness preparation, critical analysis of expert reports, etc.).
Dr. Bate currently owns her own clinical and forensic psychological practice (Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting) and works as a Contract Psychologist with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in their Behavioral Threat Assessment Unit. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Dr. Bate works to identify, investigate, evaluate and manage person(s) of concern within North Carolina who are recognized as having motive and means to develop, or act on an opportunity to, commit a targeted attack.
When not working in a clinical setting she assists in conducting small group and survey research as a contract trial consultant. You can reach Dr. Bate at firstname.lastname@example.org or via her website: https://beboldpsychnc.com/forensic-services/