16 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $150.00
Developed by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
See our short online course Forensic Dual Relationships for 1 CEU.
This course includes materials consisting of:
General Course Description
This introductory course details the multiple topics that compose the field of forensic psychology, forensic psychiatry or criminal psychology and is primarily based on articles by Dr. T. O'Connor. Forensic Psychology is generally defined as the application of the science and profession of psychology to issues relating to law and the legal system. "Forensic" refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where especially knowledgeable scientists play a role. This course is aimed to introduce participants to the numerous issues that are involved in the field of forensic psychology. While the course is aimed at breadth rather than depth, it does provide many resources and references on each topic, enabling participants to inquire further into areas of interest.
The course covers the following sub-areas within forensic psychology: The relationships among Mental Health, Social Science and Law, Police Psychology, Criminology, Investigative Psychology, Crime Psychology, Theories of Crime, Lie Detection, Eyewitness Errors, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, False Confession, Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Expert Testimony, Daubert, Psychology of Violence and Hate, School and Violence, Sexual Predation & Pedophilia, Custody, Violence and Abuse, Repressed and Recovered Memories, Assessment of Competency and Sanity, and Correctional Psychology.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Identify the many areas involved in forensic psychology.
2. Review the foundation of criminal psychology.
3. List resources available in the field of forensic psychology.
4. Find dozens of resources on the variety of topics related to forensic psychology.
5. Review the concerns regarding forensic dual relationships.
6. Define terms, such as "Applied Criminology" and "Criminal Psychology".
7. Explain the scientific basis of lie detectors.
8. Explore the issues around lie detection and hypnosis.
9. Review the literature on false confessions.
10. Explain the complexities around eyewitness errors.
11. Review the literature of the psychology of sexual predation and pedophilia.
12. Review the rarely discussed issues of female batterers.
13. Review the issues surrounding the assessment of competency and sanity.
An Overview of Forensic Psychology
Mental Health, Social Science and Law
Criminology, Investigative Psychology and Crime Psychology
>False Confessions and Eyewitness Errors
Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder
Expert Testimony and Consulting
Psychology of Violence and Hate
The Psychology of Sexual Predation and Pedophilia
Family: Custody, Violence and Abuse
Psychology of Victims - Victim Psychology
Family Forensic Psychology
Assessment of Competency and Sanity
Correctional Psychology in Adult and Juvenile Settings