5 Forensic Psychology Conferences in 2018

Important Conferences in 2018 For Forensic Psychologists Worldwide

  • Twentieth International Conference on Forensic Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • International Conference on Forensic Psychology and Law Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference
  • International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference
  • Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

The field of forensic psychology is a relatively new area, and Forensic Psychology Conferences are important to the building of the discipline. The word “forensic” comes from the Roman forum where law judgements were made, according to the American Board of Forensic Psychology. The profession is an interface of psychology and the criminal justice system. There is much new research and emerging theory about the role of forensic psychology in the justice system and about its practice. That fact makes it imperative for practitioners, researchers, those in academics and those in the justice system to network and to exchange information. Conferences are vital to staying abreast of developments and to networking among professionals. Additionally, they are a source of continuing education hours necessary for licensure. Here are five important conferences, both in the United States and abroad.

Twentieth International Conference on Forensic Psychology and Psychotherapy

The date of this forensic psychology conference is March fifth and sixth in Rome, Italy. The goal of the event is to encourage academics, researchers and research scholars to exchange their findings and evaluate new discoveries in the field of forensic psychology. The conference focuses on the impact of forensic psychology in global issues pertinent to specific locations. For example, one workshop is entitled “Sexuality Education Through Media and Technology: Addressing the Unmet Needs of Adolescents in Bangladesh.”

International Conference on Forensic Psychology and Law Annual Symposium in Forensic Psychology

Held April 12-15 in San Diego, California, this conference is in its 24th year. The aim of the conference, according to the American College of Forensic Psychology, is to keep practitioners informed about emerging issues in forensic psychology :the “interface of psychology and law.” There are multiple issues covered by a multitude of workshops, including developments that impact the expert testimony of practitioners. The conference solicits proposals from both professionals and students. It offers 23 hours of continuing education credits for licensure. The program consists of keynote speakers and lectures, and targets forensic psychologists, psychologists in other fields and attorneys.

Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference

The dates for this forensic psychology conference are April 25 -27. It will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Adelle Forth is scheduled to host a pre-conference workshop on “The Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist.” Other subjects addressed at the conference are risk assessments of forensic populations and risk assessment of domestic violence, psychopaths as social predators and prisons. The goals of the conference are to bring educators and practitioners together, encourage cooperation between agencies and to put the spotlight on Canadian contributions to the field of forensic psychology.

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International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference

The dates of this conference are June 12-18. The international forensic psychology conference is being held in Antwerp, Belgium. Keynote speakers are Dr. Stephen J. Morse, Dr. Lorraine Johnstone and Dr. Tony Ward. The workshops are presented by an international faculty. The theme of the conference, according to the IAFMHS, is “Science Development is the Laboratory of Forensic Mental Health, Integrating Science and Treatment into Outcome.”

Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

This is a conference intended to bring real interface between psychology professionals and police officers and officials. It is being held September 30-October 3 in Sarasota, Florida. The multifaceted event solicits proposals for presentations from police officers, clinicians, theorists, legal professionals and even students. The focus of the conference is the interface between criminal justice and the behavioral sciences. Unique in aim among Forensic Psychology Conferences because of the inclusion of officers and students, it includes workshops on educational trends in forensic psychology, emerging issues in police psychology and the changing role of the police psychologist.