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Forensic Psychologist in Family Court

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Kod przedmiotu: 2500-EN-F-133 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.4 / (0313) Psychologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Forensic Psychologist in Family Court
Jednostka: Wydział Psychologii
Grupy: Clinical Psychology basket
Elective courses
electives for 4 and 5 year
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The justice system often employs psychologists to work with families and juvenile delinquents. During classes we will discuss the most current topics and common problems in the field of family court.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

During the course we will discuss areas in which forensic psychologists work with particular emphasis on family court issues. The program will be divided into two main subjects. The first will address the issue of juvenile delinquency and the second will cover the topic of child custody.

In the first block we will focus on young people’s anti-social and risky behaviors. During the course we will analyze family functioning and mechanisms underlying adolescent malfunctioning. We will identify critical factors and reflect on intervention planning as well as standardized judicial proceedings . Moreover, we will discuss limitations of different approaches.

In the second part of the course, we will discuss the subject of neglect and psychological abuse of children. We will focus on particular situations in which the child's well being is at risk. Finally, we will discuss principles of forensic interviewing and in particular facts and myths about children's witnessing.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

Introduction:- the role of psychologist in the justice system

Juvenile delinquency and risky activities among adolescents

Farrington, D., P. (2009). Conduct disorder, aggression and delinquency. In R. M. Lerner, & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, Individual Bases of Adolescent Development (Vol. 1) (pp.627-665). John Wiley & Sons.

Shapiro, J. P., Friedberg, R. D., Bardenstein, K. K. (2015). Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Adolescents. In J. P. Shapiro, R. D. Friedberg, K. K. Bardenstein (Eds.), Child and adolescent therapy: Science and art (pp. 341-375). John Wiley & Sons.

Adolescents' rehabilitation process

Nelson, W. M., & Finch, A. J. (2011). Managing anger in youth. A cognitive-behavioural intervention approach. In P. C. Kendall (Eds.), Child and adolescent therapy: Cognitive-behavioral procedures (pp. 129-173). Guilford Press.

Coleman, J. C., & Hendry, L. B. (1999). Stress, coping and adjustment. In J. C. Coleman & L. B. Hendry (Eds.), The nature of adolescents (pp. 207-229). Psychology Press.

Working with adolescents in their environment - case studies

Emler, N., & Reicher, S. (1995).The collective character of adolescent conduct. In N. Emler & S. reicher (Eds.), Adolescence and delinquency: The collective management of reputation (pp. 172-202). Blackwell Publishing.

Winters, K.C. (2012). Assessing adolescent substance use problems and other areas of functioning: State of the art. In P. M. Monti, S. M. Colby, & T. A. L. Tevyaw (Eds.), Adolescents, alcohol, and substance abuse: Reaching teens through brief interventions (pp.80-109). Guilford Press.

Family conflicts and child custody evaluations

Otto, R. K., Buffington-Vollum, J. K. & Edens J. F. (2003). Child custody evaluation . In A. M. Goldstein (Eds.), Handbook of psychology volume 11 Forensic psychology (pp. 179-209) Hoboken: John Wiley & Son

Domestic violence: children and adolescents maltreatment, prevention and reporting.

Erickson, M. F. & Egeland, B. (1996). Child neglect. In J. Briere, L. Berliner, J. A. Bulkley, C. Jenny, T. Reid (Eds). The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (pp. 4-21). Sage.

Sexual abuse of children. Children witnessing in court.

Berliner, L., Elliott, D. M. (1996). Sexual abuse of children. In J. Briere, L. Berliner, J. A. Bulkley, C. Jenny, T. Reid (Eds). The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (pp. 51-72). Sage.


Supplementary literature (not obligatory) for further reading

Adams, G. R. (Ed.). (2000). Adolescent development: The essential readings(Vol. 1). Wiley-Blackwell.

Allen, J. P., Porter, M. R., McFarland, F. C., Marsh, P., & McElhaney, K. B. (2005). The two faces of adolescents' success with peers: Adolescent popularity, social adaptation, and deviant behavior. Child development, 76(3), 747-760.

Barrett, P. M., & Ollendick, T. H. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of interventions that work with children and adolescents: Prevention and treatment. John Wiley & Sons.

Beidel, D. C., & Turner, S. M. (2007). Shy children, phobic adults: Nature and treatment of social anxiety disorder (pp. 11-46). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Briere, J., Berliner, L., Bulkley, J. A., Jenny, C., Reid., T.. (1996). The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment. Sage.

Brown, T., & Barlow, D. (2010). Casebook in abnormal psychology. Cengage Learning.

Coleman, J. C., & Hendry, L. B. (1999). The nature of adolescents.

Emler, N., & Reicher, S. (1995). Adolescence and delinquency: The collective management of reputation. Blackwell Publishing.

Frydenberg, E. (1997). Adolescent coping: Theoretical and research perspectives. Psychology Press.

Harrington, R. (1993). Depressive disorder in childhood and adolescence (Vol. 11). John Wiley & Sons.

Kaminer, Y. (2013). Adolescent substance abuse: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice. Springer Science & Business Media.

Kendall, P. C. (Ed.). (2011). Child and adolescent therapy: Cognitive-behavioral procedures. Guilford Press.

Lerner, R. M., & Steinberg, L. (2009). Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, Individual Bases of Adolescent Development (Vol. 1). John Wiley & Sons.

Leventhal, T., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). The neighborhoods they live in: the effects of neighborhood residence on child and adolescent outcomes.Psychological bulletin, 126(2), 309

Mash, E., & Wolfe, D. (2012). Abnormal child psychology. Cengage Learning.

Monti, P. M., Colby, S. M., & Tevyaw, T. A. L. (Eds.). (2012). Adolescents, alcohol, and substance abuse: Reaching teens through brief interventions. Guilford Press.

O'Donohue, W., & Levensky, E. R. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of forensic psychology: Resource for mental health and legal professionals. Academic Press.

Sampson, R. J., & Laub, J. H. (1994). Urban poverty and the family context of delinquency: A new look at structure and process in a classic study. Child development, 65(2), 523-540

Shapiro, J. P. (2015). Child and adolescent therapy: Science and art. John Wiley & Sons.

Efekty uczenia się: (tylko po angielsku)

The course will be organized in the way to cover both theory and practice. Students will listen to lectures but also analyze case studies. Additionally. Participants will read literature at home, which later will be discussed during the class. Moreover, there will be in-class practice activities and a term paper focusing on case conceptualization.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Students will be allowed one unexcused absence for the course. Missing more than 2 classes irrespective of excuse results in course failure.

Exam - 30 points

Final examination which will be comprised of essay questions. Students will need to read indicated literature and presentations during the class.

Term paper - 20 points

Students will be required to write a term paper based on a case conceptualization. (deadline and criteria will be communicated at the beginning of the course)

In order to pass the course both the overall grade and the grade of the final exam need to be above 60%.

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