Clinical Forensic Psychology Programs

Many clinical forensic psychologists work with individuals residing in correctional institutions, psychiatric facilities, or community-based agencies. Conducting diagnostic and risk assessments to determine whether their patients are at risk of re-offending, and provide psychotherapy to help minimize or eliminate the psychiatric symptoms that led to their patients’ criminal acts.

These psychologists conduct diagnostic work in the court system as jury consultants or as expert witnesses (testifying about defendants’ mental states at the time they committed their crimes, as well as their competency to stand trial and other criminal competencies). Other clinical forensic psychologists focus primarily on victimized or at-risk populations such as inner-city youth, victims of sexual / domestic abuse, trauma survivors, substance abusers, the chronically mentally ill, and others.

Still other forensic psychologists choose to focus their careers exclusively on research, which ranges anywhere from learning jury consultation, to the detailed assessment of eyewitness testimony. In this capacity, they typically conduct research for nonprofit organizations or for government agencies.

We offer four concentrations to choose from: Child and Family, Adult, Neuropsychology, and Law Enforcement.

Clinical Forensic Psychology in Chicago Psy.D.
Clinical Forensic Psychology in Los Angeles Psy.D.
Clinical Forensic Psychology in Irvine, California Psy.D.