Forensic psychology

Forensic psychology

As you have discovered throughout your program, there are many forensic psychology settings in which forensic psychology professionals may work. Forensic psychology professionals may work with offenders in the courts, in prisons, in halfway houses, or in community settings. Forensic psychology professionals may also work with crime victims in settings such as domestic violence shelters. There are probably many reasons why you chose the forensic psychology setting you did for your field experience. Perhaps the forensic population with which you will be working within the setting intrigues you. Perhaps you expect to develop professionally, taking on new roles and responsibilities within a particular forensic psychology setting. You may even expect to network with colleagues in a particular setting who will help you begin your career as a forensic psychology professional.

When embarking on a new endeavor, it is not unusual to set goals before you even begin. The goals you form regarding your field experience will vary depending on the forensic psychology setting and the field experience setting. Forensic psychology settings may differ in the populations they serve, the procedures they use, and the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychology trainees.

In this Discussion, you explore your motives for choosing a forensic psychology setting. You also consider your goals for the field experience.

a description of the forensic psychology setting you selected for your field experience. Explain why you selected this setting. Finally, explain what you want to accomplish professionally as a result of your participation in the field experience. In your explanation, be sure to include specific goals you want to accomplish.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
• Ask a probing question.

• Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.

• Offer and support an opinion.

• Validate an idea with your own experience.

• Make a suggestion.

• Expand on your colleague’s posting.

The company is a recovery center for addiction:

Mission Statement: Our mission is to transform your life of addiction to a life of hope through inspiration, education, and support.  a brief description of your field experience setting focusing on the nature of the setting’s work as it relates to forensic psychology. Then include the mission statement of the setting or one of a setting that is similar. Finally, explain how forensic psychology fits with the mission of setting. Be specific.

The cite is a substance reablitation center . The goal is to properly be able to access intake and learn the placement process for the clients that are sent there for legal reasons for clients .

1-2 journal for the week talk about what’s the point of following the clinical team

There are two different assignments

Discussion 2: Sharing Field Experiences

Note: Your Journal Entry is to be completed by Day 4 and submitted to your Instructor. Please see the Journal button under Week 1 for additional information. In addition, to submitting your Journal Entry to your Instructor, you will share you Journal Entry this week with your colleagues below.

this week’s Journal Entry for your colleagues to review.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Journal Entry: Field Experience Expectations

Journaling is an activity used by students and professionals alike for self-reflection. It has many personal and professional benefits including reducing stress and increasing learning (Alford, Malouff, & Osland, 2005; Liuolienë & Metiûnienë, 2009). Throughout your field experience you will be asked to journal about your thoughts, experiences, and/or insights. You are asked in some weeks to share selected journal entries with your peers, as your reflections and experiences will benefit them and vice versa.

The assignment (300–600 words):

Write a journal entry that includes the following:

  • An explanation of your expectations, aspirations, and/or reservations for and about the field experience.
  • An explanation of any support you think you might need during the field experience.

Support your Journal Entry with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


Alford, W. K., Malouff, J. M., & Osland, K. S. (2005). Written emotional expression as a coping method in child protective services officers. International Journal of Stress Management, 12(2), 177–187.

Liuolienë, A., & Metiûnienë, R. (2009). Student’s learning through reflective journaling. Santalka, 17(4), 32-37

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