To prepare

  • Review the Learning Resources.
  • Consider that given the forensic arena, as a forensic psychology professional you may be privy to sensitive information in high-profile cases involving your community and in which you may become “emotionally involved.”

 

Post a response to the following:

  • Explain the risks of not reporting the results of your forensic assessment findings accurately. Provide specific examples.
  • Given the nature of the “exciting and high profile” cases in which forensic psychology professionals are involved, explain potential breaches of confidentiality that could violate ethical guidelines. Provide specific examples.

 

Required Readings

de Ruiter, C., & Kaser-Boyd, N. (2015). Forensic psychological assessment in practice: Case studies. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chapter 10, “Mistakes or Malpractice: Ethics in the Practice of Forensic Psychological Assessment” (pp. 214–236)
Chapter 11, “Forensic Report Writing: The Science and the Story” (pp. 237–265)
Chapter 12, “Providing Effective Expert Testimony” (pp. 266–290)

Pope, K. (n.d.). Therapy, ethics, malpractice, forensics, critical thinking (and a few other topics). Retrieved September 12, 2016, from http://kspope.com/index.php

American Psychological Association. (2016c). Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/forensic-psychology.aspx

Weiner, I. B., & Otto, R. K. (2013). The handbook of forensic psychology (4th ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.
Chapter 21, “Writing Forensic Reports” (pp. 711–732)

 
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