General Violence Risk: A Structured Professional Judgment Approach
Violence is when… A person engaged in an act (or omission) with some degree of willfulness that caused or had the potential to cause physical or
An Introduction to Violence Risk Assessments
Violence risk assessment is a process of estimating and attempting to limit the likelihood that an undesirable event will occur. The demand for these
Validation in DBT
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy effective for treating many disorders. DBT teaches clients two seemingly opposing strategies
The Course of Treatment in DBT
To effectively treat clients, DBT has four stages of treatment. Each is defined by the severity of a client’s behavior. The stages are not
What to Expect in DBT
Over the years, DBT has been quickly adapted for numerous populations. Clinicians are aware and have to remind themselves and clients that
Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement
Police ethics encompass moral values and professional standards in law enforcement. Ethical values in policing include allegiance, honesty, loyalty,
Personality disorders are characterized by maladaptive thinking, feeling, and behaving. Individuals consistently and pervasively deviate from the
History of Addiction Treatment
The biopsychosocial model addresses the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors of the disease and is the most
Substance Use Disorder
Approximately 15-20% of individuals over the age of 18 in the United States suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), and every year a large
What is Forensic Psychology?
Broadly defined, forensic psychology is the application of clinical and experimental psychological methods to the legal arena. With increasing
Forensic mental health assessment is a specialized field of assessment that has achieved significant advances in the past several decades. Forensic
Careers in Forensic Psychology
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines forensic psychology as applying clinical specialties to the legal arena. Forensic psychology
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