CLI MH515 - Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology

(Credits: 2)

This course provides an intensive survey of current perspectives and emerging issues within the arenas of psychology and the law. Key theoretical and systemic principles are emphasized to offer a contextual and dynamic appreciation of the historical, political, social and ethical interplay of the selected special topic(s). An emphasis on the intersection between law and the mental health professions and a framework is offered to identify and assess complex professional practice situations that have overlapping clinical, ethical and legal dimensions. Each course will be geared toward helping students gain a broader understanding and knowledge as well as a greater understanding of the theoretical underpinning, nature, methods and best practices in forensic assessment and evaluation. Pre-requisites: MH501 and either MH512 or MH513.