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Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays is a CLE and professional education series offered four times yearly both onsite and online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, and are eligible for professional continuing education credit as noted.

Addressing Vicarious Trauma in the Criminal Justice Community

A Forensic Fridays Seminar

Friday, JANUARY 25

8:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Africa Room, DU Union
and ONLINE via LIVE videostream

In the aftermath of incidents such as the recent mass murder at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue, the focus on finding answers, treating victims and healing the community sometimes neglects to address the often-critical needs of those on the service side of the equation. And yet, from "vicarious trauma" to "compassion fatigue," today's social science literature is replete with sobering findings about the psychological impact of such incidents on everyone from first responders to forensic scientists. At issue are matters of workplace productivity, decision-making ability and the very integrity of the justice system itself.

Please join clinical social worker Sheli Bernstein-Goff; Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Detective Carla Kearns; Duquesne University Professor of Counselor Education Lisa Lopez Levers; Carlow University Professor of Social Work Sheila G. Roth; Duquesne University Professor of Forensic Nursing Kathleen Sekula; Duquesne University Professor of Forensic Science and Law Pamela Marshall; and an interfaith clergy panel comprising Rev. Paul Abernathy of FOCUS Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Chaplain Father William Christy and Senior Rabbi James Gibson of Temple Sinai for this special, service-oriented seminar.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 6 hours of substantive Continuing Legal Education credit.

Continuing Education Units are available for Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, and Counselors.

Duquesne University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing education credits are pending for Coroners.




The Impact of Bias on the Outcome of Forensic Investigations

A Forensic Fridays Seminar

Friday, MARCH 15

12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Africa Room, DU Union
and ONLINE via LIVE videostream


Contact Us

Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
for more information or to register by phone or email.

Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear - All our programs are offered ONLINE!
Just select the "Distance Learning" registration option.