FORENSIC
PSYCHOLOGY IS -

The branch of psychology that interfaces with the legal and justice systems.

ENCOMPASSING AREAS SUCH AS:

  • - Expert psychological evidence (written reports and/or oral evidence)
    in courts (civil, criminal, family, coroner and others) and other tribunals (e.g. compensation tribunals, guardianship boards, parole boards, administrative appeals tribunals).
  • - Consultation to areas of the legal and justice system (e.g. trial process and preparation, impact of court proceedings on witnesses and other participants, mediation, police investigations, crime prevention, correctional services, workplace safety, child protection, victims’ needs).
  • - Development and delivery of research and clinical services to forensic populations (e.g. counselling children affected by divorce, treatment
    of substance use disorders, psychotherapy for victims of crime, assessment and treatment of offenders, parenting training).
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Forensic Psychologist skills and competencies

A Forensic Psychologist has the following skills and competencies - Psychological assessment and report writing - Psychological formulation and diagnosis - Psychological intervention psycho education individual group and family psychotherapies...

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Forensic Psychologists areas of specialisation

Forensic psychologists are scientist-practitioners. They apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas....

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