Maintaining Your Confidence & Competence While Being Pummeled on the Stand

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Chapter Event: Arizona


Join other experts and attorneys for a presentation by Janeen DeMarte, Ph.D. on how to mentally prepare to give effective testimony. Learn how to retain (or regain) your composure and self-esteem after repeated attacks from opposing counsel. Topics include:

  • Maintaining endurance during long depositions/trials
  • How to develop your “Optimal Level of Distress”
  • Tips on reducing anxiety and defensiveness on the stand   
  • re-hired by attorneys
  • How judges and juries view expert witnesses
  • Preparing for testifying at trial and depositions
  • Keeping data more secure  


5:30 p.m.: Networking & No-Host Bar

6:00 p.m.: Announcements, Self-Introductions, Dinner is served.

6:30 p.m.: Presentation

7:45 p.m.: Adjournment


Janeen DeMarte, Ph.D

Dr. Janeen DeMarte is a licensed clinical psychologist and owner of Sentience Psychological Services in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed both her master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University and fulfilled an APA approved doctoral residency at Arizona State Hospital.

Dr. DeMarte conducts psychological therapy and assessment for a broad range of clients. She also serves as an expert witness in court for both civil and criminal matters. Her diverse therapeutic aptitudes have been developed over years of experience providing care to clients from all walks of life, with ages spanning from early childhood to older adults. Her clinical training was conducted in a variety of settings including correctional facilities, outpatient clinics, and inpatient units.

Dr. DeMarte served as the Clinical Director of a large outpatient behavioral health clinic in Phoenix where she oversaw the practice of numerous multidisciplinary treatment providers. During her tenure, Dr. DeMarte developed a program for practicum students from Arizona State University, Argosy University, and several other academic institutions. She has also instructed at the university level for bachelor’s students and provided intensive training for master’s and doctoral students of clinical psychology.

This course has been approved for 1 CFLC credit.


DoubleTree Suites Hotel

320 North 44th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85008



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Non-member price: $45.00

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