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- Review AP-LS guidelines. Pay attention to the specialized nature of the guidelines that might apply to assessment in a forensic setting.
- Select two AP-LS guidelines that would be a challenge for you to adhere to if you were to conduct an assessment in a forensic setting.
- Think about why each might be difficult to adhere to and how you might address the difficulty a description of each of the guidelines you selected. Then explain why each might be difficult to adhere to if you were conducting an assessment in a forensic setting and how you would address the difficulty

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Hi, thank you for your patience. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together a discussion on difficulty in adhering to guidelines. Choosing 2 is easy enough but choose two that could be conceivably easy enough to discuss. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Overview - 100 words
2. Guideline 1 and difficulty - 150 words
3. Guideline 2 and difficulty - 150 words

This outline should yield 400 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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Adherence to APA Speciality Guidelines for Forensic Psychology

While following the APA code of ethics is mandated, and the guideline for forensic psychologists in terms of ethical practice is set as the standard and expected form of practice for all practicing forensic psychologists under APA, the fact that socially-based practice is not straightforward and every case presents unique challenges, means that sometimes, adherence to guidelines can be difficult. Additionally, forensic psychologists are subject to their unique socializations - their emotions, ...

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" Psychological Evaluations for the Courts." Pay particular attention to the ethical considerations forensic psychology professionals must consider when working with the courts. Also, think about ethical issues that might impact forensic psychology in the courts.

Review the American Psychological Association's " Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct," and think about the ethical codes of conduct and how they relate to psychology in the courts. Consider how ethical codes of conduct and principles related to diversity impact forensic psychology in the courts.

Review the "Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists" from the Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. Consider the specialty guidelines for forensic psychology professionals and how they might impact psychology in the courts.

A description of the two ethical issues you selected (one issue being related to diversity). Be specific and provide examples. Then explain how and why these issues impact forensic psychology in the courts.

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