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Career Path Presentation:Forensic PsychologyGrand Canyon UniversityShanice S. Roseborough
Table of ContentsIntroductionProfessional OrganizationsVolunteer OpportunitiesInterviewProgram of StudyCareer Search Information
Forensic PsychologyForensic psychology isthe study ofpsychologyand law.
American Psychological Association(APA)leading forensic psychology professionalorganization that focuses on the creationand application of psychology as ascienceAdvocatesfor psychology-informedfederal policy and legislation, andsupport psychological research.improve research methodologyprovide training in forensic psychology aswell as pre- and post-doctoral internships
American Academy of Forensic Psychology(AAFP)non-profit organization of boardcertified forensic psychologistshigh quality continuing educationworkshopsproviding a forum for theexchange of scientific informationamong its membersconferring awards uponoutstanding students andpractitioners in the field of
Society for Police and Criminal Psychology(SPCP)an organization devoted to the intersectionof forensic psychology and the law.includes social workers, psychiatrists,lawyers, police officers, correctionalofficers, as well as forensic psychologist.organization aims to provide a holisticstudy of criminal behavior and motivation.publishes a journal that includes articles onthe practical and academic innovations inthe field.
Volunteer OpportunitiesGBI Southwestern Lab of Moultrie GAColquitt County Sheriff DepartmentDomestic Violence ShelterSouthern Judicial Circuit
Interview to SelfCould not find anyone to interview so Iasked five questions that pertained tothe field of study.What made you pursue this career path?What kind of degree(s) did you need, ifany, to join this field?What is going to be your favorite partof the career?Why did this type of work interest you?
Program of StudyMaster’s of Science in Psychologywith an Emphasis in Forensic PsychologyGrand Canyon UniversityProgram Core Courses36 credit hoursUNV-503:Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts Total Credits: 2 creditsPSY-510:Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-530:Social and Cultural Psychology Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-620:Theories of Criminal Behavior Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-621:Psychology and the Legal System Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-520:Graduate Statistics Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-550:Research Methods Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-622:Psychopathology of Crime Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-623:Offender Rehabilitation and Reintegration Total Credits: 4 creditsPSY-693:Professional Capstone Total Credits: 2creditsGrand Canyon University

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