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Clinical vs. Forensic Psychology

Think about the conflicts that forensic psychology professionals may experience in trying separate forensic assessment from clinical treatment and/or assessment. Also think about the similarities and differences in conducting forensic versus clinical assessment.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in differentiating the practice of forensic psychology and clinical psychology. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Forensic Psych & Clinical Psych - 150 words
2. Likely Conflicts - 100 words
3. Similarities and Differences - 100 words

This outline should yield 350 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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Forensic & Clinical Psychology

Psychology is the science of the mind, an academic as well as an applied science that studies mental functions as well as behavior. By exploring how we think, behave, make decisions, and by exploring the varied issues and disorders related to thinking and mental function, the science aims to understand the physiological and biological processes involved in cognitive systems and mental function such as cognition, attention, memory, emotions, personality and mental health, the science aims to construct a body of knowledge that can benefit individuals and society as a whole. Psychology is a practical science in that it helps provide treatment of mental disorders making life better for sufferers. Additionally, it can also be ...

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The solution provides information, assistance, and advice for tackling the task (see above) on the topic of conflicts usually experienced in the practice of psychology, particularly clinical and forensic psychology. Similarities and differences between the 2 are also discussed. This solution if concise and meant for a general view of the topic. Resources are listed.