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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Forensics:  Neuropsychology and Geriatrics

May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following workshop (7 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entitled: Civil and Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology with John Kenny, Ph.D. and Kathleen Stafford, Ph.D.

June 4 – 5, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in The Third Annual Conference on the Contemporary Applications of Psychological Testing at the Harvard Club, Boston, presented by The Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health
Center, Harvard Medical School, including lectures and workshops with Marilyn S. Albert, Ph.D., "Neuropsychological Assessment of Aging and Dementia;" Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., ABPP, "Assessing the Capacity to Consent to Treatment;" and Jeffrey T. Barth, Ph.D., ABPP, "Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury" (12 hours).

October 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) 23rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

January 2000 – January 2002, Dr. Rom-Rymer pursued neuropsychological training, with a specialization in studying neuroanatomy and conducting assessments with the elderly patient suffering from dementia, at the Neuropsychological Clinic, The University of Chicago, under the direction of Neil Pliskin, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinic Director.  The training included lectures, readings, 30 – 40 hours of patient testing and report-writing per month and 8 – 10 hours of individual and group supervision per month. 

March 6 – 10, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, “Interface of Neurology and Psychiatry,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, and taught by Neurologist Shahram Khoshbin, M.D., Longboat Key, Florida (15 hours).

July 20 – 22, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the course, “Neuroanatomical Dissection:  Human Brain and Spinal Cord,” presented by the Marquette University College of Health Sciences, under the supervision of William E. Cullinan, Ph.D., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (21 hours).

September  14 – 15, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Defending Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Claims,” sponsored by the Defense Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

October 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) 24th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

May 17 – 19, 2001, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Dementia:  A Comprehensive Update,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Boston, Massachusetts (22 hours).

February 28 – March 4, 2003, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended the seminar, “Geriatric Medicine,” sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Boston, Massachusetts (38 hours).


Forensics:  Infant and Child Development, Child Custody, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Trauma, and   Evaluating Parenting Capacity

February and April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:

  •  (February) Achieving Expertise in Child Custody Evaluations with Beth Clark, Ph.D., ABPP;

  • (April) A Conciliation/Evaluation Model for Child Custody Determination: A Different Perspective with Robert Strochak, Ph.D., ABPP;

  • (April) Evaluating Parenting Capacity and Allegations of Child Maltreatment with Lois Oberlander, Ph.D., ABPP.


January and March 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:

  • (January) Childhood Trauma: Forensic Psychological Issues and Applications with Steven Sparta, Ph.D. and Herbert Weissman, Ph.D.

  •  (March) Forensic Assessment of Child Sex Abuse Allegations with H.D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

  • (March) Comprehensive Child Custody Evaluations with Steven Sparta, Ph.D.


June 3, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Pre-Conference Institute, "Assessment, Diagnosis, and Psychological Intervention in Neurodevelopmental Disorders," presented by the Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center at the Harvard Club, Boston (6 hours).

June 10 – 11, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the IDA Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment training sponsored by the Illinois Provider Connections System Training Group (10 hours).

October 15, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer attended The University of Chicago and Erikson Institute’s The Developing Child:  Brain and Behavior:  A Symposium Series.  The topic:  Development of Spatial Understanding in Children presented by:  Ursula Bellugi, Ph.D. and Roger Downs, Ph.D. (3 hours).

January 24, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Early Intervention Systems Overview and Eligibility Training, presented by the Early Intervention Systems Training Team in Chicago (3 hours).

February 3, 2000, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, The Child with Neurological Challenges, conducted by Ushanalini Vasan, M.D. at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (3 hours).

May 22, 2015, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the seminar, Evidence Based Trauma Assessment with Children, conducted by Jeffrey S. Kellogg, Psy.D., Carbondale, Illinois (1 hour).

Forensics:  Law Enforcement

Summer 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer consulted with Hilson Research, Inc., directed by Robin E. Inwald, Ph.D., ABPP, in reference to the assessment of the police officer in fitness for duty evaluations, hiring, promotion, and trauma response.

March 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following workshop (7 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:  Assessment of Workplace Violence with George Hargrave, Ph.D., ABPP

May 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation Basic Course and Advanced Workshop in Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN) taught by Avinoam Sapir, M.A. (former polygraph examiner for Israel's police department at national headquarters in Jerusalem) (Phoenix, Arizona) (45 hours).

June 4, 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the Department of Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center workshop at the Harvard Club, Boston, "Profiling a Child's Killer:  A Case Study" taught by FBI agent, William Hagmaier, III (1.5 hours).


Forensics:  Ethics

January, February, April 1998, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following three workshops (21 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:


  •  (January) Ethical Issues for the Forensic Practitioner with Donald Bersoff, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP;
  • (February) Intermediate and Advanced Forensic Practice with Robert Meyer, Ph.D., ABPP;

  • (April) The Ethics of Forensic Expertise: Law, Ethics, and Professional Practice with Stephen Golding, Ph.D., ABPP.


January 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer participated in the following two workshops (14 hours) conducted by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, entitled:


  • (January) Effective Expert Testimony: Law and Practice with Charles Patrick Ewing, J.D., Ph.D.
  • (January) Ethical Dilemmas in Forensic Psychology with Bruce Ebert, J.D., Ph.D.


July 1999, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed the Independent Study Program, Treating Patients with Memories of Abuse:  Legal Risk Management, sponsored by the American Psychological Association's Office of Continuing Professional Education Committee (6 hours).

 June 6, 2014, Dr. Rom-Rymer completed the Workshop, Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence II:  Risk Management in Specific High Risk Areas,  taught by Eric Harris, J.D., Ed.D., sponsored by the Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois (6 hours).


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