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2014-09-09 23:00:44

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Factitious Disorders: Fantasies and Facts (Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy), to their library of over 95 online CE courses for mental health professionals and allied healthcare providers. This online CE course reviews Baron Von Munchhausen, the man and the myth, along with the psychological phenomenon of the Munchausen disorders, exploring the unique clinical and forensic issues related to working with...

2014-07-17 16:26:48

Funded by Mental Health Services Act through the California Department of Mental Health LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's (TCSPP) Clinical Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Psy.D.) Programs are among 37 psychology students in California who have received an internship stipend through the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC). The Chicago School is the leading...

2014-06-26 23:10:33

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will host its most popular colloquium yet, "Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence." Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Mensa Education & Research Foundation will host its most popular colloquium yet, “Colloquium 2014: Crime Scene Intelligence,” on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, Mass. from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event is sold out. The Foundation will present an outstanding panel of...

2014-03-27 16:24:45

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) announces its new 2014 officers and directors. The Academy is governed by an 18-member board of directors, which includes 11 Academy members who are elected by their respective sections. Serving as 2014-15 officers are: Daniel A. Martell, PhD, president; Susan M. Ballou, MS, vice president; John E. Gerns, MFS, secretary; Barry K. Logan, PhD, past president; Victor W. Weedn, MD,...

2014-02-18 23:31:51

HealthForumOnline’s (HFO) new continuing education (CE) course, The Psychologist’s Role as Expert Witness in Immigration Cases, reviews political trends and current immigration cancellation and deportation laws along with the psychological criteria for cancellation of deportation cases and related issues to enable mental health professionals in this line of work to best consult, assess, report and provide expert witness testimony in these federal cases. HFO offers over 90 online CE...

2013-12-12 23:24:57

There are concerns as to whether the present mental health care system, both public and private organizations, can handle the anticipated increase of patients who can now receive treatment. Both public and private organizations have been exposed to liability when a mentally ill person—connected to the organization as a patient—committed a violent crime that resulted in a lawsuit. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Historically millions of Americans with disorders related to...

Everyday Sadism
2013-09-12 12:34:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who has experienced cruelty at the hands of another person has probably had trouble wrapping their minds around how someone else can act in a sadistic manner. A new study published in the journal Psychological Science may provide insight into sadistic behavior by making a connection between inflicting pain and experiencing pleasure in some individuals. "Some find it hard to reconcile sadism with the concept of 'normal'...

Texting May Be A Tip-Off For Delinquent Behavior In Adolescents
2013-09-10 08:51:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Texting about antisocial topics and behaviors can indicate the likelihood that an adolescent will take part in more rule-breaking, delinquent or aggressive behavior, according to new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. The results of the study, which was led by Samuel Ehrenreich of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, is the first to directly, naturally and...

2013-09-03 23:26:11

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new continuing education (CE) course to their online CE library, The Psychological Factors in Stalking: Victim and Stalker Characteristics. This online CE course provides information for mental health professionals to assess and treat victims of stalking for psychological injury; identify categories of stalkers; consult and assist law enforcement officials in specific stalking cases and provide clinically relevant interventions to those involved in stalking....

Researchers Investigate Possible Bias In Forensic Experts, Crime Labs
2013-09-01 08:41:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Two new, recently published studies are calling into question the ethics about forensic experts and state crime labs, showing how bias could impact these two vital cogs in the law enforcement machine. One paper, published August 22 in the journal Psychological Science, demonstrates how forensic experts who are expected to be 100 percent impartial while giving expert testimony actually tend to show favoritism to the side which...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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