Malingering: How to Detect Faking in Offender Populations

  • 08 Jul 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710


  • No continuing education credit is available.
  • Offers 1 continuing education credit
  • Provides 1 continuing education credit. Requires SJVPA membership to register.

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Malingering: How to Detect

Faking in Offender Populations

Presented by: Tamar Kenworthy, Psy.D.

About the Event: Mental health providers working with offender populations and within forensic contexts (i.e., court referrals, jails, prisons, state hospitals) face unique challenges in working with and properly assessing offender populations.  One unique challenge relates to the tendency for offenders to fake psychiatric illness. Gaining an informed understanding of symptom presentation, common methods and assessments used to assess for malingering can better inform work with this population and provide a more accurate assessment of the client’s mental health issues or lack thereof.

About the Presenter: Tamar Kenworthy, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist who works in the Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Unit with the California Department of Corrections, an Associate Professor in the Clinical PsyD Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), and the former Program Director for the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS), at Alliant International University, and a member of a private practice partnership specializing in Forensic Psychological services here in Fresno, CA. She is the Forensic Emphasis coordinator on the Fresno campus and has practiced in the forensic field for over fifteen years. She has primary research interests in assessment measure utility in forensic settings and correctional officer stress. She also conducts trainings and professional lectures on various topics such as malingering, suicide risk assessment and prevention, and clinical supervision.

Continuing Education: 1 hours credit provided by the Sullivan Center for Children, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA).  CE credit is approved for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

The Sullivan Center for Children is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Sullivan Center for Children maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding SC4C CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Coordinator Kaitlyn Nichols, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186, or email

Important Notice: Those who attend the event for continuing education credit, pay the required fees, and complete the evaluation form will receive ( 1 ) continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire event. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the event is completed will not receive CE credit. No partial credit is allowed.

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