The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Working with Memory: Reality Monitoring in Forensic Settings   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Elizabeth A. Quinby, M.A., LPCC

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Participants will understand reality monitoring and the part it plays in memory.
  • Participants will be able to identify variables that impact reality monitoring accuracy.
  • Participants will be able to monitor for reality monitoring errors, anticipate ways in which these errors might occur, and ways in which they can protect against them.


This presentation is a deeper dive on a particular area of source monitoring, reality monitoring. This is an intricate part of working with memory in forensic settings.  Reality monitoring is typically an automatic task individuals use to evaluate memories, thoughts, and beliefs, based on whether they originated internally or externally.  This presentation has been designed for professionals who work with memory within forensic settings.  This presentation will include updated research relating to reality monitoring and variables that impact the accuracy of reality monitoring. Lastly, this presentation will encompass ways in which reality monitoring errors occur, and how professionals can work to protect against these errors.

Presenter Biography:

Elizabeth A. Quinby, M.A., LPCC, is a Positive Supports Professional for Integrity Living Options, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working with individuals diagnosed with SPMI to remain in the community by providing clinical oversight and cognitive behavioral training to skills workers. She is also an outpatient therapist at Mankato Marriage and Family Therapy, with a background in working with victims, survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Elizabeth works with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic studies as a lead event coordinator for continuing education opportunities, and as a contributor to their membership publications, Forensic Mental Health Insider and Forensic Mental Health Practitioner.  Elizabeth has research interests in eyewitness memory, suggestibility, false memories, and police interrogations, and plans to pursue a doctorate degree specializing in these areas.


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