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, […]