Assessment Skills Lab II
Full course description
The purpose of this course is to help students acquire a number of specialised and complex forensic psychological assessment skills. This course builds on and is a sequel to Assessment Skills Lab I. During seven full-day workshops, students will receive state-of-the-art training in two main areas; assessment of criminal responsibility and future violence risk.
As in course PSY4621, forensic psychological assessment is shown in contrast to psychological assessment in a general clinical context. Students will receive specialised training in two essential forensic assessment instruments (FAIs): the RCRAS and the HCR-20. Furthermore, they will receive basic training in the use of the MMPI-2. They will also learn how to write up the results of these assessments in a structured and transparent way resulting in a report to the court.
- understand the differences between various models of violence risk assessment;
- conduct a violence risk assessment of an individual based on the HCR-20
- use the MMPI-2, to arrive at a comprehensive picture of an individual’s personality and psychopathology;
- understand the legal concept of criminal responsibility;
- execute an assessment of criminal responsibility of an individual using the R-CRAS;
- identify the most important aspects of a good forensic report;
- generate parts of a forensic report based on forensic assessment instruments covered in this course.