Forensic psychology rests on a combination of legal and psychological principles. Some job settings serviced by forensic psychology professionals are multi-disciplinary in nature. As a result, forensic psychology professionals may work with others who have no background in forensic psychology. For example, a forensic psychology
Describe the ethical issue that you identified from this case study: Case Study You are a staff psychologist working in a medium security prison. You have just returned back to work after six weeks of paternity/maternity leave and you meet with your supervisor, the chief psychologist of the facility. She informs you she is
Risk management involves managing the risk of engaging in professional practice that might be considered unethical. Forensic psychology professionals may be accused of unethical behavior or even have an ethical complaint filed against them. There are procedures in place to handle such matters, but risk management strategies may
- Describe your current forensic psychology professional role, Prison Psychology the forensic setting in which you work, and the forensic population with which you work—or choose one (role, setting, and population) with which you are familiar or with which you aspire to work. Briefly describe and cite the three diversity and/o
- Explain any other ethical challenges you may encounter (in the forensic setting, with the population, and in the professional role) you chose for this final project that you may face. - Explain common ethical complaints and violations that might arise in the setting. - Explain ethical risk management strategies you might emp
- Describe the diversity aspects of the population being served in the forensic setting. Explain diversity needs and characteristics of the population - Describe the cultural competencies needed to ethically and effectively work with this population. - Explain those competencies that are strengths of yours and those that you n
Briefly summarize the case in terms of what ethical violations might have occurred. Cite specifically which guidelines apply to the case study and then explain how each applies (Note: Use the letter/number and title of each guideline.) Based upon your application of the guidelines, explain conclusions you drew a
a explanation of at least two diversity issues you identified in the case study. Then explain which multicultural or diversity guidelines pertain to and might help address these issues and how. Be specific.
Prison psychology - Describe the forensic populations you might work with in a prison psychology forensic professional role. Include an explanation of any ethical issues you might face when working with these populations and an explanation of how you might overcome these issues? - Describe specific professional ethical codes
- 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
A description of the specialty guideline Knowledge of the Legal System and the Legal Rights of Individuals & Avoiding Harm describe a specific situation where it might apply and explain how. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your point. Explain why forensic psychology professionals might need specialty guidelines that a
Describe a selected professional role and the services provided. Provide background information you have in this area and explain why you decided to work, aspire to work, or why you have interest in this role. Describe the forensic setting associated with the professional role and the services provided. Explain any ethical ch
Forensic psychology draws on the ethical codes and standards of the American Psychological Association to guide its professionals in ethical behaviour in forensic settings. Due to the nature of forensic psychology and its intersection with the law, specialty guidelines for forensic psychology also are necessary. American Psyc
Forensic psychology is not the only profession that emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior to its practitioners. Many professions share common ethical standards that are adjusted to fit the specifics of a particular line of work or specialization. Some professions use broad guidelines to direct ethical standards while oth
A description of each of the two historical occurrences that you believe influence contemporary ethics. Then, explain how each occurrence is reflected in or influences ethics today. Use examples and be specific.
An explanation of at least two specific issues or challenges that you personally might experience in carrying out the forensic psychology professional role you selected. Include why these issues or challenges might create an ethical dilemma with your personal ethics.
Esther Hernandez, Ph.D., a specialist in the psychology of addictions, conducts group therapy sessions for patients treated at a local methadone Medicaid clinic. She has been meeting with a group of 12 women on a weekly basis for 2 months and has been pleased that, for the most part, members attend the meetings regularly. Althou
A Systematic Model for Decision-Making and the articles "Careers—Forensic Psychology" and "Forensic Psychology." Think about how psychology and forensics intersect. Consider roles and/or areas in forensic psychology in which you might have interest. A description of the forensic psychology area you selected and the role as
How does studying abnormal psychology strength your knowledge about assessments & diagnosis' of mental illness?
Consider the future of diagnosis and assessment, and new challenges you might face. How could funding be sourced to help inmates on parole?
Compare the differences between Paranoid Schizophrenia & Schizophrenia Do you think there are disorders that go undiagnosed because people don't get the proper evaluation?
Counseling and psychological treatments have evolved over the past century. New theories and practical methods are being developed that will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders. How these changes are implemented will depend on individual mental health care providers. Acting as a scholar-practitioner, you will help in
Changes in the field of psychology and mental health counseling, such as new research and theoretical emphases, will influence the future of assessment and diagnosis and will provide you with challenges. Your own personal values and beliefs will influence how you assess clients, arrive at a diagnosis, make recommendations, and a
o "Heritability and Onset of Schizophrenia Disorder"consider how psychosocial and cultural aspects can affect a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Complete a diagnosis for " schizophrenia." • Provide specific supporting information. • Discuss the relevant psychosocial and cultural aspects that might support or challenge the dia
"Malingering is diagnosed if the person is intentionally producing or grossly exaggerating physical symptoms and is motivated by external incentives such as avoiding work or obtaining financial compensation" (Butcher, et al., 2014). Unlike in clinical settings, forensic psychology professionals are more likely to face clients wh
An understanding of why PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder, not an adjustment disorder. Briefly describe the factors that contributed to the overall stress in the case you chose, including psycho social and cultural factors, temperament, etc. Be sure to include your thoughts on how you could assist this client to remove t
Do you think depression can lead to other mental illnesses?
Explain how a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease may be relevant to a forensic psychology professional in court when evaluating a defendant. Show in detail with an example.
Please provide a comparison (similarities and differences) between the executive dysfunction and major depressive disorder. Then, explain the factors that might make it difficult to differentiate between and diagnose the disorders. Next, postulate on some recommendations that might be given for treatment of either case if a fore
A comparison (similarities and differences) of dissociative identity disorder and one other dissociative disorder. Highlight the difference between the disorders in a way that allows you to accurately distinguish between the two when making a diagnosis. Then explain challenges dissociative disorders might present to forensic psy