Fall 2010 - Psychological Issues in Legal Contexts
Sherry, Alissa R
Course ID: 379M Unique # 28705 Credit Hours: 3
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
The purpose of this course is to expose graduate level professionals from multiple disciplines to the various psychological roles and influences in the courtroom. Traditionally known as "Forensic Psychology", it is hoped that the multidisciplinary makeup of the class will contribute to this as students from a variety of programs are welcome to enroll such as counseling, school, clinical, and developmental psychology, social work, and the law school. Course goals include becoming familiar with case law as it relates to expert testimony, particularly as expert testimony applies to mental health professionals; become familiar with ethical practices of forensic psychology; exposure to psychological testing and assessment procedures used and considered "best practice" in various forensic contexts; a survey of mental health professional roles in the forensic context from civil to criminal issues. Open to all graduate students or with professor's permission.
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