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  • Please ~ sit nearer the front. and turn off your mobile Thanks.
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  • Careers In Forensic Psychology Fern Hodges, CPsychol (foren) Head of Psychology, HMP&YOI Onley Practioner-Lecturer, Coventry University
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  • Careers in Forensic Psychology: Overview - Employers + types of work - More detail on prison psychology - Where to look for jobs - Steps to registration as a chartered psychologist - Turning experience into applications - Questions (but also ask all through)
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  • Where did your interest start? Reading forensic psychology journal? Reading book by forensic psychologist? Friend or relative works in forensic setting? Television documentary NewspapersTelevision drama
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  • Want a job like Cracker s?
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  • Careers in Forensic Psychology: Employers ~ National Health Service ~ Private Forensic Residential Firms ~ Police ~ Universities ~ Ministry of Justice (NOMS) ~ HM Prison Service ~ Private Custodial Firms ~ Probation ~ Youth Offending Teams ~ Private Practice
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  • National Health Service + Clinical work (including risk assessment) Lateral transfer possible for forensic Assistant psychologist post (PCTs, specials, DSPD = growth area) > clinical training course (Leeds clearing house) Huge competition to get on courses + Private firms
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  • Police Non-Crime Training (Some done by occupational psychologists) Research (University of Surrey has strong links) http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/research.htm
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  • Police Behavioural Investigative Analysis Accredited very few! Individuals from - Police officers - Clinical psychologists - Forensic psychiatrist (doctor) - Academic National Policing Improvement Agency Serious Crime Analysis Section http://www.npia.police.uk/en/5222.htm Liverpool University MSc course
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  • Research in other forensic areas Universities PhD Ministry of Justice (NOMS) Research, Development and Statistics (formerly part of Home Office) http://www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies.htmhttp://www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies.htm (all types)
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  • Offenders outside prisons (Other Custody/Community) Juveniles ~Youth Offending Teams (Run by county councils) ~Secure Training Centres (Four - all privately run) http://www.yjb.gov.uk/en-gb/
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  • HM Prison Service Psychology Delivery of agreed organisational objectives Understanding of individuals and the organisation Design of strategies for change Evaluation of effectiveness
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  • Prison and Probation Individual prisoners Assessment including Risk Assessment Treatment Life-sentenced prisoners Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) also NHS Special Hospitals Counselling (but rare)
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  • Prison and Probation Group work with offenders Accredited programmes Tutor, treatment manager http://www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingoffenders/workingoffe nders12.htm Other group work programmes (Planning, delivery, evaluation, approval under Prison Service Order 4350) http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/resourcecentre/psispsos/listpsos/
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  • Staff Training Stress management HIV/AIDS awareness Suicide awareness Report writing Work with life sentenced prisoners Incident negotiation Offence parallelling behaviour
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  • Management work Regime evaluation Monitoring schemes Key performance indicators Consultancy varied topics (examples next slide)
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  • Research/consultancy - some examples -Bullying (prevalence +) -Drug use -Evaluation of interventions -Staff views of association style -Travelling community
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  • Looking for Jobs Local newspaper Job centres BPS Appointments Memorandum Professional house magazines HMPS & DH vacancy alerts (sign up on website) Internet other (eg private prisons/health) National newspapers (eg The Guardian, particularly on Wednesdays)
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  • Looking for experience Difficult for prison staff to take you on Try other employers Offer substantial time over long period (Not shadowing, not just a visit, not just one day per week) Often administrative tasks (Including SPSS data entry) Placement year?
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  • Registration as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist Step 1 GBR (You needed this to get onto this MSc course) Step 2 BPS Diploma in Forensic Psychology Stage 1 -either DFP exams + publishable research (now one piece) with oral exam on the methods -or accredited MSc (19) Step 3 BPS Diploma in Forensic Psychology Stage 2 -Two years supervised practice >
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  • Step 2 Accredited MSc BPS web site lists these in different applied specialisms http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/accredited-courses/accredited- courses_home.cfm?frmAction=results&Course_IDs_Selected=&CourseType=P G&Search_Type=NC&OrderBy=NAME&OrderDir=ASC&INSTITUTION_NUMBE R=&TRAINING_COMMITTEE=DFPTC Eg locally Coventry University (2) University of Birmingham (3) University of Leicester (2)
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  • Registration as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist Step 3 Supervised Practice Show competence in four core roles: ~ 1 Conducting psychological applications and interventions ~ 2 Research ~ 3 Communicating psychological knowledge and advice to other professionals ~ 4 Training other professionals in psychological skills and knowledge long haul
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  • Demonstrating competence using your experience All jobs in HMPS/Probation Psychology ~ Job specification listing competences required ~ Use experience from work, university, family/social life
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  • HMPS Job Competences 1 of 3 Three groups, each with four competences Working professionally Working with others Working to achieve results
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  • HMPS Competences 2 of 3 Achieving a safe and secure environment Persuading and influencing Caring Organising and maximising performance Embracing change Developing self and others
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  • HMPS Job Competences 3 of 3 Showing drive and resilience Acting with integrity Respecting others Building relationships and team working Problem solving and decision making Communicating effectively
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  • You dont have to be a psychologist to apply psychology
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  • You dont have to be a forensic psychologist to do valuable work with offenders
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  • You could be a volunteer mentor, a youth worker, a Social Services community support worker, a social worker, a volunteer Youth Offending Panel member, a YOT worker, on a prisons Independent Monitoring Board, a drugs worker, a community psychiatric nurse or mental health nurse, educational support worker, a worker with an offenders charitable organisation such as Apex Trust, NACRO or SOVA, a prison officer, a prison governor, a police officer, etc
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  • Big but . Examine your motives . People dont stop offending because a well meaning person wants to help them.
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  • Useful web addresses BPS and government http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/careers_home. cfm http://www.justice.gov.uk/ www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/assets/do cuments/10003800forensic_psych_info_shee t.doc http://www.niprisonservice.gov.uk/index.cfm/a rea/information/page/recruitment http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/assets/do cuments/10003800forensic_psych_info_shee t.doc http://www.sps.gov.uk/default.aspx?document id=1fabe0e7-b570-4f14-a8a6-76f94b0b4d08http://www.sps.gov.uk/default.aspx?document id=1fabe0e7-b570-4f14-a8a6-76f94b0b4d08
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  • Useful web addresses (Operators of private prisons or secure training centres) http://www.kalyxservices.com/index.htm http://www.gslglobal.com/career http://www.serco.co.uk/markets/homeaff airs/offendermanagement/Index.asp www.reboundecd.com
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  • Useful web addresses (Operators of other forensic units + recruitment specialists covering forensic work) www.partnershipsincare.co.uk/jobs www.careprinciples.com/careers.html http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ http://www.affinityhealth.co.uk/careers.htm http://www.alphahospitals.co.uk/about.asp http://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/about-us/ http://www.pulsestaffing.co.uk/ http://www.raphaelhealthcare.org.uk
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  • Useful web addresses- other jobs.ac.uk some psychology jobs www.peopleunlimited.co.uk not-for-profit jobs www.changeitnow.co.uk HMPS senior prison manager programme, closed Sept in 2008 but keep a look out for next year (for those with some management experience) www.backstop.org.uk jobs in youth and criminal justice http://www.saferlondonfoundation.org/ organises volunteer mentors to work with ex-offenders http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ for mental health jobs keep looking and explore unpromising job titles
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  • Useful web addresses even more www.do-it.org.uk Site with voluntary work opportunities some will have forensic relevance http://www.rethinking.org.uk/informed/pdf/what.pdf Booklet about ways of getting involved in the criminal justice system prepared by Rethinking Crime and Punishment (RCP), a charitably-funded grant-making organisati