Psychology 452

Psychology 452 PSY 452
Forensic Psychological Assessment 3 (3-0-0-0)

This course will teach students about present practices in forensic psychological assessment and treatment, including how to read a warrant and the Criminal Code of Canada, prepare hospital file summaries, administer a complete fitness for trial evaluation, as well as teach the basics of risk and criminal responsibility assessment. Students will learn how to administer specialized malingering and personality tests. Treatment of individuals found not responsible by reason of mental disorder for criminal acts will be discussed. Field trips to mental health and/or legal facilities will be involved.

Note: Open only to students in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program.

Prerequisites: Psychology 350 and 4th year standing required
Corequisites: Psychology 433
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