Professional trainings

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
  • Multiple-perpetrator rape
  • Hate crimes

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)
Karen Franklin, PhD