Complex Trauma in Criminal Mitigation Cases: How Abuse and Neglect Cause Abnormal Development
Many criminal defendants have suffered complex trauma that must be explicated through presentence reports by mitigation experts. This seminar will focus on major approaches to conceptualize the harm that many of our clients have suffered in childhood and a developmental perspective focusing on the effects of abuse and neglect. The seminar will also consider how these matters are assessed in a psychosocial evaluation and major psychopathology that results from complex trauma.
- Identify the ACE criteria in the context of complex trauma.
- Understand a developmental perspective of abuse and neglect in the context of complex trauma.
- Understand how psychosocial evaluations by mitigation experts consider complex trauma.
- Understand the major areas of psychopathology that result from complex trauma.