I’m stuck on a Psychology question and need an explanation.
1. In regards to the subjects Legal and Forensic Psychology I scored pretty low on it as I felt only 4 out of the 14 statements applied to me which means I scored a 28%
2. Interestingly enough when I first began learning about psychology and I heard about Forensic psychology I imagined these were the guys who would be after serial killers and part detectives. But now that I know what the job involves it definitely doesn’t seem like a career I would like to pursue. I’m the guy that doesn’t watch the news because to me there is always something bad going and I don’t like reading about all the horrible things that happen to people. One of my favorite movies is Law Abiding Citizen mainly because it touches on how the system seems to be automated. Obviously the saying “Can’t please everyone” exists for a reason but I just couldn’t be apart of something where I might find myself in a situation where despite my input on the matter and knowing the person on trial is guilty was found not guilty by the jury would just drive me nuts. I do believe that some people have mental illnesses that cause them to murder and rape and I do believe they should be treated instead of put in prison. But overall I cant see myself taking a career dealing with Legal or Forensic Psychology.
3. Forensic Evaluator
DSHS Forensic Evaluator Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Office of Forensic Mental Health Services (OFMHS) is seeking experienced and motivated professionals to serve as Psychologist- Forensic Evaluators in Washington State. This is a challenging, fast-paced environment with deadlines and an expectation of a high degree of professionalism. Core functions of this position include: conducting forensic psychological evaluations, report writing, and providing expert testimony for the court. Due in no small part to the Trueblood decision, Washington State has become a leader in the cutting-edge specialty area of forensic psychology, the point at which psychology intersects with the legal system. Forensic evaluators are primary points of contact with various stakeholders in the legal community, the greater psychiatric treatment community, as well as other public/private sector entities that hold interest in our evaluations. Finally, simply, Washington State is a great place to live with a wide variety of diverse communities and activities. Presently we have opportunities on the Eastside of the State we have offices in Spokane, Tri-Cities. Specific assignments to designated offices are based on availability and seniority. DSHS, BHA, and OFMHS strive to improve the health status of multiple vulnerable populations by supporting sustainable recovery, independence, and wellness. BHA is organized into the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, the Budget and Finance Division, the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services, and the three state psychiatric hospitals. The Office of Forensic Mental Health Services is responsible for the leadership and management of Washington’s forensic mental health care system and is addressing the increase in demand for mental health services for adults and youth in the criminal justice system. OFMHS provides forensic evaluations (typically competency to stand trial and mental state at the time of the offense), competency restoration and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) treatment services, and provides liaison services to effectively coordinate efforts with system partners to meet shared goals. OFMHS additionally provides ongoing training and technical assistance to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic mental health services, data management, and resource allocation, training and certification of evaluators, and quality monitoring and reporting. OFMHS works in collaboration with the Governor’s Office to lead and implement robust diversion efforts to prevent citizens with behavioral health illnesses from entering the criminal justice system. Significant public resources have been invested in providing the high quality and empirically supported services of OFMHS. What you will be doing The most important duties performed in this job include, but are not limited to: • Conducting forensic competency to stand trial and mental state at the time of the offense evaluations for the courts of Washington State. • Interviewing pretrial defendants in custody and in the community, as well as collaterals. • Collecting data such as treatment, education, criminal and social histories while objectively synthesizing and weighing relevant historical information available. • Performing relative case-specific psychological, medical, and legal research as necessary. • Administering, scoring, interpreting, and reporting the results of psychological testing. • Analyzing relevant data and facts to formulate opinions to questions posed in a court order. • Submitting forensic evaluations to the court. • Preparing for and providing expert witness testimony regarding forensic evaluations or as requested or subpoenaed by the courts. What we’re is looking for • Knowledge of forensic mental health assessment. • Demonstrated competency in working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups. • Experience and demonstrated competency with assessing or screening patients for admission into a psychiatric hospital and other residential mental health settings. • Ability to effectively communicate with management peers, patients, and others in a psychiatric hospital or other residential settings. • Forensic fellowship training or experience as a forensic evaluator and expert witness. • A willingness, desire, to be trained in forensic assessment. Who should apply Professionals with a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology and an active license to practice as a psychologist in the State of Washington. Successful completion of a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Preference may be given for either forensic fellowship training or one year as a forensic evaluator. Preference may be given for ABPP certifications.
For this week looking at Chapter 5 I was able to relate or find interest in 7 of the 14 categories. I find that interesting as I thought I would find more areas of interest in this field. The percentage for me in this category is 50%. Below are the six areas in which I was connected to or found interest in.
-Have an interest in politics?
– Like solving puzzles?
– Like reading about criminal activities in your local newspaper?
– Like reading biographies about high profile criminals?
– Think you would like to work in a prison?
– Like a good debate?
– Like people to challenge your thoughts and opinions?
Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office
This is professional work in the selection, placement, counseling and oversight of inmates assigned to correctional programs. The work requires knowledge of counseling principles, theories, practices and techniques usually gained through formal education and work experience. Contacts require skills in understanding and influencing others and are important in conducting interviews, obtaining social histories, and placing of individuals into programs. The work is performed following substantially diversified procedures and specialized standards; however, the incumbent has latitude to consider which procedures to follow and in what sequence to achieve the required job results. The counseling work involves differing situations requiring the use of judgment in searching for solutions or new applications within one’s own experience. The work is performed in a correctional facility environment, where risks and hazards are generally known, predictable, and controllable; however, control of situations is occasionally limited due to working with inmates. Operates personal computers, copiers, and other standard office equipment. The physical demands of the work are minimal. The work is performed under limited supervision where the work assignments are subject to established procedures, practices, precedents, methods, techniques, and well-defined policies; the worker plans and organizes the work and determines own priorities; and the work is reviewed, usually after the fact, in terms of quality, volume, timeliness, and adherence to established methods, standards, and policies.
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The City of Jacksonville is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws and the current interpretation of employment discrimination by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as set forth in Directive 0528. There shall be no discrimination or harassment against any person with regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, political affiliation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other impermissible factor in recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, transfers, layoff, recall, termination, working conditions and related terms and conditions of employment.
Min: USD $3,820.41/Mo. Max: USD $3,820.41/Mo.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
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