This module provides teaching and practical experience in the fundamental skills that forensic psychologists use in assessing, interviewing and treating offenders, together with information on the theories and research evidence that underpins these practical skills. Attention will also be focused on how forensic practitioners can best equip themselves whilst working in critical occupations.
Module will run
Spring Term 2020-21
To provide exposure to the technical skills required for forensic psychology practice with offenders in judicial, institutional and community settings.
To highlight necessary skills when working with forensic populations.
To continue to develop and refine skills in critical analysis and presentation
Module learning outcomes
Conduct interviews for a range of purposes;
Reflect on the effectiveness of current approaches to treatment;
Identify the functional links between individual psychological variables, developmental history, contextual variables and past, present and predictive offending behaviour;
Identify and prioritise appropriate targets for intervention, monitoring and referral to other agencies.
Recognise the importance of working ethically and maintaining boundaries with vulnerable populations.