Forensic Psychology : Clinical Psychology Essay

1481 Words Sep 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Forensic psychology is area of study within the fields of clinical, counseling and school psychology. The professional practice of forensic psychology became a recognized specialty by the American Psychology Association, APA, in 2001 (“Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies,” n.d.). Many graduate schools offer Masters and Ph.D. or Psy.D. Programs; however, in order to be a licensed forensic psychologist, you must have a doctoral-level degree. Drexel University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Sam Houston State University each have their own version of a forensic psychology program. Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences offers, a fully accredited, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology for full time students only (“PhD in Clinical Psychology,” n.d.). Students have the option to concentrate in forensic psychology, in addition to the core curriculum. The program includes one forensic psychology practicum, a thesis and dissertation focused on forensic psychology, at least two years of research in a field related to forensic psychology. The three required courses are Forensic Assessment I, Forensic Assessment II, and Law and Mental Health; along with at least two forensic psychology electives (“PhD Clinical Major Areas of Study,” n.d.). This program is broken into three semester; fall, winter and spring. A dissertation proposal must be done before October 1; before the beginning of the fourth year. After the completion of the fourth year, a majority of the…

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