Dr. Winsmann is the Founder and Director of the Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law.

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Dr. winsmann presents the 2017 distinguished service award to allen frances, m.d. Dr. frances was the chair of the dsm-iv task force.

The Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The function of The Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law is to offer high quality continuing education through presenting and discussing issues concerning the intersection of psychology and the law. The inception of the idea for the Symposium was generated by a group of psychologists, who saw a need for high quality presentations and collaboration to improve upon the science of forensic psychology. The Symposium seeks to advance knowledge and skill as it pertains to research, education, and practice involved in forensic psychology.

The brochure for the Sixth Annual Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law is found below. Should you wish to attend, you can register electronically on this site. See the Registration Information below the brochure and click on "Register Here." 

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


Registration information

November 3, 2018

Assessing Mental disorders, Volitional impairment, and risk in SVP cases


The $290.00 registration fee includes all lectures, any printed materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the Harvard Club.

To register for the Symposium, click on the “Register Here” button below and complete all the fields. Press the button to submit the Registration Form.  Finally, to make payment, click on the “cart” button on the top, right of the webpage. A new window will open and click on the "checkout" button.  You will be prompted to enter a credit card for payment. Upon receipt of your paid registration you will receive an email confirmation.

Inquiries, or requests for a paper brochure and registration form to register by regular mail and pay by check, can be made to the physical address or email address below or by phone at the number below.

Boston Symposium on Psychology and the Law
C/O Frederick Winsmann, Ph.D.
262 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Email:      bostonsymposiumpsychlaw@gmail.com

Phone:     857-231-2692

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.

*Seating is limited. Registration based on availability.

The refund policy for registration fee is as follows:

A full refund will be issued if the registrant confirms cancellation on or before October 5, 2018. A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be offered if the registrant confirms cancellation on or before October 19, 2018. Registration fees will not be refunded in any amount if the registrant cancels on or following the date of October 20, 2018, or if the registrant does not attend the symposium in its entirety. All cancellations must be requested in an email to bostonsymposiumpsychlaw@gmail.com. The deadline to register for the Boston Symposium is October 26, 2018. The same refund policy applies regardless of the date one registers. 


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