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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Forensics:  Sex Offender Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment 

November 1986. Training workshop with Gene Abel, M.D., Emory University Medical Center

March 1987. Training workshop with Judith Becker, Ph.D., The New York State Psychiatric Institute.  

January 1987- Present. Trained and worked collaboratively with Fred S. Berlin, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institute for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Trauma; and Professor, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. 

July 1991. Trained with and Certified by William Farrell, formerly of Farrell Instruments, in the conducting of plethysmograph evaluations. 

October 1998 - Present.  Licensed to administer the Abel Assessment for sexual interest.
 
February 1999.  Completed The Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Training Program, sponsored by Sinclair Seminars, that included instruction by Gene G. Abel, M.D., William L. Marshall, Ph.D., Anna C. Salter, Ph.D., Keith Kaufman, Ph.D. and Lloyd G. Sinclair, MSSW (54 hours).

February 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed 16 hours of training on the Abel Assessment for sexual interest, conducted by Gene Abel, M.D.

August 22 – 23, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed 10 hours of training on the Abel Assessment for sexual interest, conducted by Gene Abel, M.D.


Forensics:  Trauma (General)

September 1994, Dr. Rom-Rymer trained with Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. in the Level I Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapeutic strategy of trauma reduction (17 hours).


Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in Advanced Training in the Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Psychological Trauma (20 hours), March 1998, directed by Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., and sponsored by the Boston University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, in cooperation with The Continuing Education Program at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. 

August 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer again trained with Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. and received the Certificate of Completion for Level II EMDR training (17 hours).

April 24, 2015, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the training workshop, Beyond PTSD:  Meeting the Needs of Trauma Survivors in Multiple Clinical Settings,  conducted by Tara Samples, Ph.D. (6 hours).​


Forensics:  Assessment (General)

January, February, and April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following six workshops (35 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:

  •  (January) Advanced Topics in Risk Assessment: A Two-Day Seminar with Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D., ABPP (14 hours).

  • (January) Personal Injury Evaluations: Ethics, Case Law and Practice with David Vore, Ph.D. ABPP (7 hours).

  • (February) Forensic Assessment of Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace with Herbert Weissman, Ph.D., ABPP (7 hours).

  • (April) Assessment of Juvenile Offenders with Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., ABPP (7 hours).


January, March, and May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following 4 workshops (35 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:

  • (January) Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Death Penalty Mitigation with David Ruhnke, J.D., Jean Barrett, J.D. and Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP.
  • (January) Practical Legal Research Techniques for Forensic Psychologists  with Alexander Greer, J.D., Ph.D..

  • (March) Criminal Law and Mental Disability with Michael Perlin, J.D. and David Shapiro, Ph.D.
  • (May) Personal Injury Evaluations: Ethics, Practice and Case Law with Stuart Greenberg, Ph.D. (14 hours).


 September 30 – October 3, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the intensive forensic practice workshops presented by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Advanced Forensic Psychology Practice:  Issues and Applications including Forensic Ethics and Roles, Malingering (Forensic Decision-Making), Parenting/Child Custody, Personal Injury, Ethics, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Employment Discrimination (Sex and Race), Americans with Disability Act, Criminal, Juvenile Justice/Declination Hearings, Violence and Sex Offender Risk Assessment, taught by Academy staff: Drs. Bill Foote, Alan M. Goldstein, Stuart A. Greenberg, Randy K. Otto, and David L. Shapiro (24 hours).


Forensics:  Assessment:  MMPI-2, Rorschach, PCL-R, MCMI-III, MCMI-IV

February 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “The MMPI-2 and Rorschach in Court” with J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP and Richard Lewak, Ph.D., ABPP, sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7 hours).


April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “Rorschach Assessment of Criminal Responsibility” with Irving Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP, sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (7 hours).

June 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer took advanced training in the administration and interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) with MMPI-2 authors, James N. Butcher, Ph.D. and John R. Graham, Ph.D. (18 hours).

June 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Rorschach Workshop Rorschach Tutorial in the Exner Comprehensive System of the Rorschach Test, taught by Anthony Sciara, Ph.D. ABPP and Barry Ritzler, Ph.D. ABPP (35 hours).

December 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Rorschach Workshop, Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Irving Weiner, Ph.D., ABPP, Chicago, Illinois (21 hours).

January 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in an Advanced Training Workshop on the use of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised, entitled, Assessing Psychopathy:  Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), taught by Robert Hare, Ph.D. and Adelle Forth, Ph.D., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9 hours).

November 5 – 7, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Advanced Rorschach:  Scoring and Interpretation Workshop, presented by Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Seattle, Washington (21 hours).

July 14 – 16, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Advanced Rorschach:  Scoring and Interpretation Workshop, presented by Ronald Ganellen, Ph.D., ABPP and Anthony Sciara, Ph.D., ABPP, Chicago, Illinois (21 hours).

November 3 – 5, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Integrating Rorschach and MMPI Assessment Workshop, presented by Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP and Ronald Ganellen, Ph.D., ABPP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21 hours).

February 2 – 4, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Philip Erdberg, Ph.D., ABPP, San Francisco, California (21 hours).

September 18 – 21, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Annual Advanced Rorschach Workshop with all faculty from Rorschach Workshops, including John E. Exner, Jr., Asheville, North Carolina (24 hours).

April 29, 2016, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Introduction to the MCMI-IV:  Assessment and Therapeutic Applications, taught by Seth Grossman, Psy.D., Bloomington, Illinois (6 hours).

August 4, 2016, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Ethics Workshop:  Fitness for Duty and Professional Practice Evaluations:  Ethics and Assessment Techniques, taught by Mark Zelig, Ph.D.,  APA Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (7 hours).
 
August 7, 2016, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Ethics and Test Interpretation:  Measurement Matters Workshop, taught by Gary L. Canivez, Ph.D., APA Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado (7 hours).

August 11 - 12, 2016, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Rorschach Training Advanced Workshop:  Enhancing Your Rorschach Skills, taught by Barry Ritzler, Ph.D., Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York (12 hours).


FORENSIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED)
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