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Forensic Psychology

The National Psychologist

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Forensic Psychology is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that addresses a variety of forensic psychology topics in the form of 9 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include:
  • Creating a forensic subspecialty
  • Veterans treatment courts quickly expanded 
  • Providing mental health services in corrections 
  • Mental health again is issue in gun control debate 
  • Florida adopts Daubert standard for expert testimony 
  • Ethics, psychology and the prison mess 
  • Forensic psychology IS a specialty 
  • The violence carousel keeps going around and around 
  • Forensic opportunities abound. 

This course is intended for psychotherapists of all specialties.

Closeout course #10-73 | 2014 | 16 pages | 8 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. List specialties that might lead to competent practice in forensic psychology
2. Identify the essential mission of the veterans treatment courts
3. Name the benefits of the use of the Daubert standard in expert testimony by psychologists
4. Describe the psychologist’s ethical responsibility to work toward prison reform for the mentally ill
5. List unique skills described in the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP)
6. Name forms of exposure to violence that have been shown to increase violent behavior

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

The National Psychologist is a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists informed about practice issues. Contributions and letters are invited. The editor reserves the right to edit articles and submissions for clarity and/or to meet specific space limitations. Publication staff is not responsible for opinions or facts in bylined articles.


Financial: The content for this course was published by The National Psychologist.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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