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Treatment of Forensic Populations

The feelings generated when treating an individual in a forensic setting can range from sorrow to fear and nearly every emotion in between. Working with people who have been discounted by their own families and by society provides the forensic psychology professional with an opportunity to make a difference in the life of the person being treated as well as society. Unfortunately, such rewards can be hard earned. Treating forensic populations can be challenging, both professionally and personally. Forensic psychology professionals working in these settings must be comfortable with their surroundings, and recognize the benefits of doing this work as well as the risks that may be present.

The psychology professional working in forensic settings not only must have the clinical skills to practice in these settings but also must have a solid understanding and appreciation for the differences that forensic treatment settings present. They must also have tools for navigating the field of forensic psychology. You will find that the knowledge base, concepts, and strategies for treating forensic populations do not exist in a bubble and, therefore, you can apply what you learn in this course to different aspects of your professional career.

A description of your professional practice goals. Explain how you plan to apply the concepts and strategies covered in this course to the achievement of these goals. Finally, identify specific challenges that completing this course will enable you to address. Be specific

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your patience. This is a reflective exercise in which you discuss your own views about forensic practice, specifying the population you want to practice on, your goals and applicable strategies. Make sure to incorporate elements of your course (only you can do this as I have no access to that, thus I can only suggest in general terms) to complete the task. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About Your population and practice goals - 100 words
2. Application of concepts & Strategies - 100 words
3. Challenges and course training - 100 words

This should yield around 300 words, which should cover what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore this topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Prison Psychology

My goal in my studies is to achieve training, experience and the suitable qualifications that would allow me to practice forensic psychology serving a prison population. Axiologically speaking, my purpose is value-laden in that I believe that forensic psychology and the tenets of ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advice on the topic of achieving goals in forensic psychology practice (prison psychology). Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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