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Specialty Competencies in Forensic Psychology (Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology) [Paperback]

Ira K. Packer , Thomas Grisso

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9 Jun 2011 0195390830 978-0195390834 1
Although Forensic Psychology was formally recognized as a specialty by the American Board of Professional Psychology in 1985 and by the American Psychological Association's Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology in 2001, its origins can be traced back to early applications of psychology to law during the time psychology was being differentiated from the more general field of philosophy. As it is currently applied, the specialty took organizational shape from the 1960's to the 1990's, and today forensic psychology is one of the most popular areas of specialization among emerging psychologists. The demand for forensic training, continuing education, and research is growing in many graduate level professional programs and at events sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Division (41) of A.P.A. or the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Therefore, the need for a comprehensive text focused on the competencies required in the specialty has never been greater. With Specialty Competencies in Forensic Psychology, Drs. Packer and Grisso provide a guide to understanding legal systems, evaluations, and consultations encountered in day-to-day forensic practice that is simultaneously sophisticated, scholarly, and user-friendly. This is a must-read for all those interested in pursuing the forensic specialty practice.Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology Series Editors Arthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu As the field of psychology continues to grow and new specialty areas emerge and achieve recognition, it has become increasingly important to define the standards of professional specialty practice. Developed and conceived in response to this need for practical guidelines, this series presents methods, strategies, and techniques for conducting day-to-day practice in any given psychology specialty. The topical volumes address best practices across th

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...a simultaneously refined and concise yet user-friendly guide to understanding forensic psychology. The Journal of Critical Psychotherapy, Dec 2012

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Ira K. Packer is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Thomas Grisso is the Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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