Dr. Beckwith graduated from Mansfield University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2000. He spent much of his career working in the forensic field with an emphasis on addictions. in 2015 Dr. Beckwith graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Beckwith’s education has focused on psychological assessment, neuropsychology, as well as clinical and forensic psychology. In 2012 Dr. Beckwith began working at Forensic Treatment Services as a clinical practicum student and has remained with the practice ever since. Dr. Beckwith also serves as adjunct faculty at Chestnut Hill College and teaches Graduate level courses that include: Psychopathology, Systems Therapy, Addictions Treatment, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Dr. Beckwith has given more than 20 different presentations in professional contexts. In 2017 he presented at an APA-accredited international conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
Serious mental injury is Pennsylvania’s attempt to capture the trauma and psychological injury produced in victims of child abuse, regardless of the source. This training will define serious mental injury, discuss possible diagnoses related to the finding, and identify possible sources of mental injury that are atypically identified as child abuse, like exposure to domestic violence (90 minutes) * 1.5 CE credits