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Psychological Evaluation Report Exercise

Given that documentation is an important skill for a forensic psychology professional working within the courts, you will be asked to write a report for this week's Application Assignment. To complete this assignment, you will extract the factual material presented in the "Case Study Facts: Week 4" handout, provided in this week

Functions of Forensic Psychology Reports

Aside from professionalism, there are many reasons why accurate documentation is important when working in a court setting. For example, consider the forensic psychology report that is generated after conducting a forensic psychological evaluation. Most of the time, this report will be your only chance to explain your opinions t

Forensic Psychology Practice: Roles in the Court System

The United States judicial system is composed of various elements. Its structure contains elements that are of both a federal and state nature. For instance, there are courts that fall under each of these categories that include trial courts at the state level, district courts at the federal level, and appeals and supreme courts

Communication Strategies and Effective Testimonies

Effective testimony should impart accurate and unbiased information to the trier of fact (either a judge or jury) in a manner that can be readily understood. At times, this may include not only what is said, but how it is said. Both verbal and nonverbal communication is integral in the courtroom and must be effective in order to

Effective & Ineffective Courtroom Communication

Some would argue that there is no more important place for effective communication—especially when a forensic psychology professional is involved—than when in the courtroom and on the witness stand. Indeed, what is communicated within the courtroom could lead to life and death decisions. The concept of communication in the c

Legal Definitions and the Courts: Insanity Defense

In many ways, the legal definitions used by forensic psychology professionals are a reminder that the court system exists separate from the field of forensic psychology. Although the general public may use the term insanity to denote abnormal psychological functioning, it is actually not a psychological term but, instead, a lega

Forensic Psychology Ethics Issues

The legal system and field of psychology share many of the same ethical principles and guidelines. That being said, psychological ethics can sometimes be foreign or even misconstrued with ethical principles used by professionals who work in the courts. It is helpful to keep in mind that as a forensic psychology professional work

The Impact of Forensic Psychology in the Courts

The field of forensic psychology has evolved in part to fulfill the increasing need for expert knowledge and opinions in the judicial system (the courts). Throughout its evolution, there have been various events and cases that have shaped and impacted forensic psychology's role and influence in the courts. Some events have great

Annotated Bibliography in APA format

Prepare an annotated bibliography in APA format with 5 to 7 sources from your research in preparation for providing testimony below: My research information is below: The system for the mentally ill consists of a health care system that often does not see its "patients" as consumers. In a system where the mentally ill are a

Suicide Prevention Program Implementation Issue

Within a correctional institution all mental health services including suicide prevention services are built on three legs. Institutions get themselves in trouble when they ignore or forget one of the legs. The legs being 1.assessment of lethality.2. classification of risk and development of a treatment plan 3. communication of

Preventing Prison Suicides

In every forensic treatment setting, the forensic psychology professional must be aware of the role that suicide prevention plays in the larger system inside and outside forensic institutions. Both incarcerated offenders and individuals awaiting sentencing pose potential suicide risks. In addition, offenders on probation or paro

Challenges in Treating Mentally Ill Offenders

In the study of forensic psychology, emphasis typically is placed on the individuals being served and their specific traits relevant to treatment. Forensic psychology professionals in forensic treatment settings must be familiar with symptoms of the myriad mental illnesses described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Me

Paranoid Schizophrenia Case Review

The treatment of forensic populations, as with any clinical population, must be tailored to the individuals as well as to their mental illness. There are specific treatment protocols for particular mental illnesses that need to be paired with individuals based on the unique traits of the individuals, and augmented with particula

Youth Gangs: Chicago

Class in Chicago it is well known that adult gang members recruit juvenile to commit crimes and tell then that if they are apprehended their sentence will be less harsh that an adults even in the case of murder. The juveniles are very vulnerable to this influence. Some do commit murder. Any thoughts?

Bernie Madoff: Lone Wolf Fraudster

Class Bernie Madolph and his 50 million dollar ponzi scheme is a perfect example of a white collar criminal. What profile type does he appear to fit into?

Case Study: Classroom Control for Teachers

You have been asked to consult with a classroom in a day treatment facility for children and teens who are receiving treatment for psychiatric issues. Nearly half of the students also have a learning disability diagnosis or an identified developmental delay. This week, you pick the age of the class you will be working in. After

Role of Family in Juvenile Delinquency Treatment Programs

Children often are defined by the relationships they have with others—they are sons, daughters, cousins, grandchildren, students, or wards. These relationships are dynamic, and as children age they establish their identity and individuality independent of others. At the same time, children typically rely on others for guidance

Juvenile vs. Adult Offender Treatment Approaches

Theorists such as Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson have documented the psychological skills and psychosocial needs of juveniles as being different from those of adults. Studies in developmental and child psychology reveal that there are significant differences between children and adults in terms of treatment processes and that chil

White Collar Offender - about, treatment, outcome

White-collar crime is not a new type of offense, though advances in technology have altered the scope and appearance of the crimes in this category. For example, in the past, credit card theft was accomplished by stealing the actual card or compromising the card by obtaining carbon copies of credit transactions. In addition, a l

Sex Offender Classification and Civil Rights

The classification of sex offenders is key to appropriate treatment efforts as well the protection of the community. There is always a struggle between civil liberties and community safety when managing risk. Please comment.

Feeding and Eating Disorders

1. Complete a diagnosis for the male client in the attached case study and explain your rationale for assigning these diagnoses on the basis of the DSM-5. 2. Then explain how gender impacts the presentation of an eating disorder. Be specific. 3. Then explain how culture impacts the presentation of an eating disorder. Be speci

Treatment of Young Sex Offenders

Treatment of sex offenders occurs in various forms and settings: group settings in a correctional environment, individual therapy in the correctional environment, group settings in the outpatient setting, and individual therapy in the outpatient setting. While many sex offenders are mandated to complete treatment, some sex offen

Sexual Offender Types: Child Abusers & Rapists

Sex offenders are some of the most feared and despised offenders in the criminal justice system, yet they are also some of the least understood. Due to the nature of the crimes that sexual offenders commit and the media saturation that can be related to these crimes, American culture has been considerably affected by Megan's Law

Interdisciplinary Team Break Down Issues for Connor Needs

Case Study: Connor You are an ABA professional on a wrap-around team that works with Connor Brown, an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with Autism, Speech Delay, Gross Motor Delay, Mild Mental Retardation, and Sensory Processing Disorder. Connor is currently receiving in-home ABA services from you, and you are currently focusing on sel

Research Design for Family Therapists

Marriage and family therapists work with individuals, couples, and family systems. Because their work involves human subjects, conducting research presents many challenges in the areas of ethics, research design, and implementation. Select and analyze two challenges marriage and family therapists confront when designing and impl

Family Therapy Benefits From Research

•Describe three ways the practice of marriage and family therapy benefits from research. •Analyze two characteristics of family systems that create unique challenges for the researcher designing a study.

Autonomous Practice and the Professional Team

There is an idea that many practitioners are geared towards autonomous practice, despite being taught the importance of professional teams. Describe the difference between autonomous practice, multidisciplinary teams, and interdisciplinary teams. Describe how you are currently preparing to work on an interdisciplinary team versu

Teen ODD Behavioral Issue Strategy

Unit 1: Cultural Competency and Linguistic Diversity Case Study: Sara Sara Smith is a 13-year-old young lady who has been referred to your office by her parents. Sara's family is African-American and they describe themselves as a two income, professional family. - Sara has one younger brother. Upon meeting with Sara and h