The Story Telling Model

Speaker Dr. Daniel Dugan

Dr. Daniel Dugan has been a certified psychologist specializing in forensic issues since 1987. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 1978 where he was the Senior Honors Scholar. He then received his Master’s (1980) and Doctoral (1984) degrees in Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Dugan has given continuing education seminars to attorneys and judges in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Hawaii. He has given invited addresses to the Inns of Court, the American Bar Association Trial Masters Program, the Nevada Bar Association, the Western Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Judicial College. He founded Trial Science, Inc., in 1995.

This seminar will cover how to use the Story-Telling model to develop a central theme and sub-themes for your case along with a dynamic, plot-driven case presentation. Creating an opening outline step-by-step from an actual case is included in the extended hour workshops.

• History of stories in relaying information
– Elements of effective stories
– Where do themes come from?
• Fables
• Novels
• Movies
• Jurors’ personal histories
• How jurors process story information
• The Story-Telling template—using an actual case from your files