Dr. Franklin offers day-long, half-day and shorter trainings on a variety of topics to mental health clinicians and legal professionals. A sampling of past topics follows. Feel free to contact her to discuss the training needs of your agency or association.
Selected training topics
Ethics in forensic psychology practice
Law and ethics in correctional settings
Adolescent development and the law
Social media for psychologists
Controversies in psychiatric diagnosis in forensic settings
Forensic psychology careers
Past trainings (partial)
Ethics in institutional settings, Atascadero State Hospital, State of California (2017)
Ethics in juvenile settings, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (2015, 2016 and 2017)
Mock trial and panel discussion sponsored by San Francisco Superior Court judge (2016)
Ethics training for mental health professionals: Record-keeping and social media (2016)
Attorney training, mental state at the time of the offense (2015)
Science and pseudoscience in forensic risk assessment, San Francisco Forensic Institute (2015)
Social Media for Psychologists, multiple half-day trainings including in Australia (Sydney and Brisbane) and Alameda County, California (2014)
Full-day training, Ethics and psychiatric diagnoses in legal settings, American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii (July 2013)
Full-day training, Ethics and psychiatric diagnoses in legal settings, Australian Psychological Society, Queensland, Australia (July 2013)
Seminar, “Journey to forensic psychology – a tale with lessons learned,” Bond University, Queensland, Australia (July 2013)
Symposium chair and panelist, “Emergent controversies in civil commitment evaluations of sexually dangerous persons,” American Psychology-Law Society (March 2013)
Plenary address, Forensic Psychology National Conference, Australian Psychological Society, Queensland, Australia (August 2011)
Full-day training, psychiatric diagnosis in forensic settings, Forensic Psychology National Conference, Australia (August 2011)
Plenary address, Sexual Violence conference, Forensic Psychological Services Program, Middlesex University, London, UK (September 2011)
Multiple-perpetrator rape research symposium, Forensic Psychological Services Program, Middlesex University, London, UK (September 2011)
Full-day training workshop, forensic diagnosis, Eastern Oregon Psychological Association (May 2011)
California Coalition on Sexual Offending, Bay Area Chapter, workshop, forensic diagnosis (2010)
American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, debate panelist, DSM-5 diagnosis (2010)
Forensic Mental Health Association of California, full-day training, ethics and forensic diagnosis (2010)
Forensic Training Institute, California Psychological Association, full-day training, diagnostic pitfalls in forensic psychology (2009)
California Psychological Association, two ethics workshops (2008)
Holy Names University, invited lecture, challenges in forensic psychology and criminology (2006)
California Coalition on Sexual Offending, presentation, multiple-perpetrator rape (2004)
California Senate, Public Safety Committee, invited expert, adolescent brain development (2004)
City College of San Francisco, invited speaker, diversity and social justice forum (2003)
American Psychological Association, invited symposium, emerging opportunities at the intersection of psychology and law (2002)
Contra Costa County Public Defender, training, assessment of competency to stand trial (2002)
Career Week, University of California at Berkeley, invited speaker, forensic psychology careers (2001)
Golden Gate University School of Law, invited expert, hate crimes symposium (2001)
National Multicultural Conference & Summit, hate crimes presentation (2001)
Mental Research Institute, invited presentation, violence and gender (2000)
University of California at Los Angeles, invited speaker, hate crimes conference (1999)
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics & School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York, invited participant, hate crimes research directions symposium (1999)
University of Washington, Seminars in Psychiatry, Psychology & the Law, presentation, ethical conflicts in correctional settings (1998 and 1999)
American Psychological Association, invited talk, interventions with hate crime offenders (1998)
American Psychology-Law Society, paper presentation, hate crime motivations (1997)
Congressional Briefing, U.S. House of Representatives, invited presentation, hate crime offenders (1997)
Recent & Upcoming
Dr. Franklin is excited to join the multidisciplinary Pacific Forensic Group as a peer consultant.
Podcast interview Dr. Franklin converses with Laverne Cox about violence against transgender people.
Book chapter Forensic Psychology in Military Courts, edited by U.S. Air Force Major Christopher Stein and forensic psychologist Jeffrey Younggren, includes a chapter by Dr. Franklin on psychological evaluations in military courts-martial.
NPR radio interview
Dr. Franklin discusses the career of forensic psychology with job coach Marty Nemko on NPR. Listen online or download the podcast HERE.
An in-depth interview about Dr. Franklin’s career by psychologist David Webb is online at “All About Forensic Science.”
Training feedback Participant evaluations of professional trainings has been updated with attorney feedback from a recent training for the Santa Clara County Superior Court on evaluating juvenile competency.
A review of the first-ever textbook on multiple-perpetrator rape, which includes a chapter by Dr. Franklin, has been published by the European journal Sexologies.