Bruno Klopfer Award Lecture

To be Announced!

The Elephant in the Room: Whiteness in Psychology and Law

Antoinette Kavanaugh, Ph.D., ABPP is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology, is the former Clinical Director of the Juvenile Justice Division of the Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, served as a clinical professor at Northwestern University’s School of Law for ten years, is a Lecturer at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, is an alumnus of the American Psychological Association’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology and a Fellow for APA’s Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles and routinely educates lawyers and psychologists on issues related to obtaining and conducting forensic evaluations, adolescent development and the impact of racism and discrimination on mental health. In private practice since 1999, she evaluates juveniles and adults for civil cases, as well as criminal state and federal court cases. Dr. Kavanaugh and Dr. Thomas Grisso co-authored Sentencing Juveniles in Adult Court, which details a developmentally sensitive approach to conducting de facto life or Miller sentencing evaluations.


March 11 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Who are the Game Changers? Why We Need to Study Leadership in Adolescence

Dr. Jennifer Tackett received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota with minors in statistics, personality, and behavior genetics. She is also a graduate of the Texas Academy of Math and Science and Texas A&M University, and has held previous faculty appointments at the University of Toronto and the University of Houston. She is an associate editor at the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. She is also a former associate editor at the Journal of Personality, Perspectives in Psychological Science, the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, the Journal of Personality DisordersAssessment, and the Journal of Research in Personality.


March 11 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

School Threat Assessment: An Evidence-based Violence Prevention Strategy

Dewey G. Cornell, a forensic clinical psychologist and Professor of Education in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. He holds the Virgil Ward Chair in Education. Dr. Cornell is Director of the UVA Virginia Youth Violence Project and a faculty associate of Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. During his clinical and academic career, Dr. Cornell has worked with juvenile and adult violent offenders, testified in criminal proceedings and legislative hearings, and consulted on violence prevention efforts. He has authored more than 200 publications in psychology and education, including studies of juvenile homicide, school safety, bullying, and threat assessment. He is the principal author of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines, which is an evidence-based model of school threat assessment used in schools across the United States and Canada. He also led the development of the Authoritative School Climate Survey as a student and staff measure of school climate and safety conditions. He is currently directing studies of school climate and school threat assessment with funding from the U. S. Department of Justice.  A major emphasis in his work is the elimination of racial inequities in school discipline and educational outcomes.

March 12 | 10:45 AM - 11:45 PM