Daily Archives: October 4, 2010

Specialties and Proficiencies

The APA has made it clear that the basic degree in pro­fes­sional psy­chol­ogy, whether a PsyD or PhD or EdD, rep­re­sents a gen­eral prac­tice spe­cialty, but may not be suf­fi­cient for com­pe­tent and there­fore eth­i­cal work in a vari­ety of spe­cial­ized psy­cho­log­i­cal ser­vice areas. APA defines a spe­cialty as “a defined area of psy­cho­log­i­cal prac­tice which requires advanced knowledge […]

Why are people bad: Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS)

Working in crim­i­nal foren­sic psy­chol­ogy, a lot of atten­tion is devoted to the role of psy­chosis in crim­i­nal offenses. In Hawaii law, based on the Model Penal Code of the American Law Institute, a per­son is not crim­i­nally respon­si­ble (insane) when their cog­ni­tive and/or voli­tional capac­i­ties were sub­stan­tially impaired by a phys­i­cal or men­tal disease, […]