Overcoming Forensic Psychology Stereotypes In Policing


Overcoming Forensic Psychology Stereotypes In Policing  

To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the following articles and think about the challenges and stereotypes forensic psychology professionals must overcome when encouraging police professionals to use psychological resources.

• “Law Enforcement Preferences for PTSD Treatment and Crisis Management Alternatives”

• “Characterizing Perceived Police Violence: Implications for Public Health”

• “Helping First Responders Withstand Traumatic Experiences”

• “The Effectiveness of Individual Wellness Counseling on the Wellness of Law Enforcement Officers”

• Review the “Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists.” Consider the guidelines that are relevant to forensic psychology professionals providing support and interventions to police professionals.

• Review the book excerpt, “Confidentiality of Psychological Information and the HIPAA in Police Psychology.” Think about the ethical guidelines and issues forensic psychology professionals could face when providing support and interventions to police professionals.

• Select two challenges that forensic psychology professionals face when encouraging police professionals to utilize available psychological support and interventions. Consider how you would address these challenges.

• Select one ethical issue related to forensic psychology professionals providing support and interventions to police professionals. Think about the ethical guidelines that could apply to this issue.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a brief description of two challenges faced by forensic psychology professionals when encouraging police professionals to utilize available psychological support and interventions. Explain how you would address these challenges. Then, analyze one ethical issue that the forensic psychology professional could encounter when providing psychological support and interventions. Be specific and cite the applicable ethical guidelines.

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