Forensic Matters

Forensic Matters

Forensic Matters and the New APA Ethics Code: Great Care Went Into Crafting How the New Code Addresses Forensic Matters.” Reflect on why specialty guidelines or guidelines that address specific arenas are important.

Review the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. Select one guideline from each of the following sections: Competence, Relationships, Confidentiality and Privilege, Methods and Procedures, and Public and Professional Communications. Consider what each guideline pertains to and its importance for a forensic psychology professional conducting assessments.

 

Please use these guidelines
Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists
http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx

American Psychology-Law Society: Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists
http://www.ap-ls.org/aboutpsychlaw/SpecialtyGuidelines.php

Behnke, S. (2004). Forensic matters and the new APA Ethics Code: Great care went into crafting how the new code addresses forensic matters. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/may04/ethics.aspx

Briefly describe each of the guidelines in either of these guidelines above.

Explain why each guideline may be important to a forensic psychology professional when conducting forensic assessments, use specific examples.

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