Assessment Skills Lab II
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; criminal responsibility and violence risk assessment. As in course PSY4621, forensic psychological assessment is shown in contrast to psychological assessment (which takes place in a general clinical context). Students will receive specialised training in two essential forensic assessment instruments: the RCRAS and the HCR-20. Furthermore, they will receive basic training in the use of a number of general psychological assessment instruments within a forensic context, such as 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.
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Knowledge of: Assessment of criminal responsibility, personality assessment in forensic context, assessment of risk of future violence, writing forensic reports.
Jackson, R.L. (Ed). (2007). Learning forensic assessment. New York: Routledge [or the new edition, if available];
Friedman, A.F., Bolinskey, P.K. Lewak, R., & Nichols, D.S. (2014). Psychological assessment with the MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge;
de Ruiter, C., & N. Kaser-Boyd (2015). Forensic psychological assessment in practice: Case studies. New York, NY: Routledge.