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50 Professional Resources Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology

iStock_000007133021XSmallVarious professional organizations have developed documents and other resources that are relevant to the practice of forensic psychology. We have collated these below for ease of access, as professionals who practice in the area of forensic psychology should be familiar with the existence of these resources. If you have others you’d like us to add, please send them along.

Resources Developed by the American Psychological Association (APA)

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (amended 2010) by the American Psychological Association

Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings (revised 2010) by the American Psychological Association

Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters (revised 2011) by the American Psychological Association

Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination (2012) by the American Psychological Association

Policy Statement on Evidence-Based Practice (2005) by the American Psychological Association

Psychological Testing on the Internet (2002) by the American Psychological Association

Record Keeping Guidelines (revised 2007) by the American Psychological Association

Report of the Task Force on Test User Qualifications (2000) by the American Psychological Association

Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (2013) by the American Psychological Association

Statement on the Disclosure of Test Data (1996) by the American Psychological Association

Recent Developments Affecting the Disclosure of Test Data and Materials (2007) by the American Psychological Association

Strategies for Private Practitioners Coping with Subpoenas or Compelled Testimony for Client Records or Test Data (updated 2006) by the American Psychological Association

Statement on Third-Party Observers in Psychological Testing and Assessment: A Framework for Decision Making (2007) by the American Psychological Association

Resources Developed by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)

Ethical Guidelines for the Practice of Forensic Psychiatry (2005) by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Practice Guideline for the Forensic Evaluation of Psychiatric Disability (2008) by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Practice Guideline for the Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial (2007) by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Practice Guidelines for Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Defendants Raising the Insanity Defense (2002) by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Resources Developed by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

Consensus Conference Statement on the Neuropsychological Assessment of Effort, Response Bias, and Malingering (2009) by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Ethical Complaints Made Against Clinical Neuropsychologists During Adversarial Proceedings (2003) by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Official Position of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology on Serial Neuropsychological Assessments (2010) by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Policy on the Use of Non-Doctoral-Level Personnel in Conducting Clinical Neuropsychological Evaluations (1999) by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Policy Statement on the Presence of Third Party Observers in Neuropsychological Assessments (2001) by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Resources Developed by the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)

Conflict of Interest Inherent in Contingency Fee Arrangements (2011) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Disclosure of Neuropsychological Test Data (2007) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Independent and Court-Ordered Forensic Neuropsychological Examinations (2003) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Presence of Third Party Observers During Neuropsychological Testing (2000) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Secretive Recording of Neuropsychological Testing Interviewing (2009) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Symptom Validity Assessment: Practice Issues and Medical Necessity (2005) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Test Security (2000) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Test Security: An Update (2003) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

The Use, Education, Training, and Supervision of Neuropsychological Test Technicians (Psychometrists) in Clinical Practice (updated 2006) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology

Resources Developed by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Guidelines for Brief Focused Assessment (2009) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation (2012) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy (2010) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Guidelines for Parenting Coordination (2005) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation (2006) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation (2000) by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Websites of Interest

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

American Academy of Forensic Psychology

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

American Board of Forensic Psychology

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Council of State Governments Justice Center

Florida Mental Health Institute Department of Mental Health Law & Policy

Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy

Mental Health Law and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University

National Academy of Neuropsychology

National Center for State Courts Problem Solving Courts

National GAINS Center


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