INSIDE THE MINDS OF CRIMINALS: Mental Health Evidence and Experts – A Trial Strategy Webinar Series

August 25 - October 14, 2021

Webinar Series
August 25th – October 14th, 2021
CLE: 9.00 Credits

Anticipating Defense Mitigation Evidence…Unusual Syndromes and Defenses…Determining Competency…Malingering. Join NDAA as we team up with renowned mental health experts and seasoned prosecutors  for these LIVE ONLY webinars and discuss the issues challenging you.   Obtain answers and discover sustainable strategies to successful investigation and prosecution of cases with psychiatric and psychological issues.

Park Dietz, M.D., Ph.D.

Featured Speakers:

Nicole Cooper, J.D.
Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D.
Maureen Reardon, Ph.D.
Alan Newman, M.D.
Renee Sorrentino, M.D.
Daniel Martell, Ph.D.

Click on the Agenda tab for the listing of speakers for each session.

If you are unavailable for any dates below, you will still receive the written materials.

Session 1: Selecting and Working with Quality Experts Including a Welcome by Dr. Park Dietz
Session 2: How to Get the Most out of Your Expert
Session 3: Cross Examination Strategies in Mental Defenses: Crossing the Science and Challenging Bad Experts
Session 4: Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations and Specialized Competency Tests
Session 5: Restoration to Competence and Forced Medication: Is it Necessary?
Session 6: Detection of Malingering and the Use of Psychological Testing to Sort Real Impairment from Malingerers

Session 1Wednesday, August 25th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET
Session 2Tuesday, August 31st, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET
Session 3Wednesday, September 15th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Session 4Wednesday, September 29th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Session 5Thursday, October 7th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Session 6Thursday, October 14th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Cost for the entire series:
Members: $299
Non-Members: $359
If you would like to become a member, please join here!

If you are unavailable for any dates above, you will still receive the written materials.

Interested in a scholarship? Apply now!
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), with the assistance of the American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation, is able to provide tuition assistance for Prosecutors who would like to attend our courses. We have a limited number of full tuition scholarships available. Please find information regarding scholarship eligibility and the application process here.

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 9.00 hours

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff


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NDAA Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy*:

NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at

*NDAA reserves the right to update this policy on an as-needed basis.


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