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Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty FPSY 606 Forensic Psychology and the Law

Saint Mary's College of California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Summer 2024 Adjunct Faculty FPSY 606 Forensic Psychology and the Law

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Apr 09, 2024

Description: Per course adjunct faculty in the Counseling Department for the Forensic Psychology program's course, FPSY 606-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Tues/ Thurs 7:15-10pm 7/8/2024- 8/16/2024 Course Description
This course introduces research at the intersection of psychology and law including, interview methods, psychological assessment with the focus on competency to stand trial, SUD and the law. Students will learn about risk assessments, juvenile and family law, community education, human diversity, restorative justice and criminal responsibility, jury selection and decision making processes, eyewitness testimony.

Learning Outcomes for Course (substantive and skill objectives):
  • Students will identify legal status and case law that determine how psychology has entered into the justice system,
  • Students will learn about the legal requirements of experts in the courtroom,
  • Students will learn about the purposes of psychological assessment for court proceedings,
  • Students will discuss the issues surrounding family law.
  • Students will gain introductory competency in the use of psychology in jury selection and jury decision-making.
  • Student will gain an understanding of the legal requirements of treatment of criminal offenders.
  • Students will be introduced to the concept of interrogation and witness testimony.
  • Students will develop and present a case study on a forensic topic introduced during the course of the semester.

Required Qualifications:

Clinical, law enforcement or community corrections professional work experience. Knowledge of forensic criminal court proceedings and court ordered assessments, experience with diverse populations in corrections, institutions or out of custody mandated treatment. LMFT, LFCC, Ph.D., Ed.D, Psy.D,

A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, multicultural/international competence, social justice, clinical expertise, and familiarity with counseling theory and practice.

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