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What does a forensic psychologist do?

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smurfgirl Fri 03-Oct-08 16:44:52

I have to see one to see whether I can finish my nursing course (increasingly I am thinking the answer will be no sad)

Am v.nervous.

divedaisy Fri 03-Oct-08 19:52:15

click here

smurfgirl Fri 03-Oct-08 21:14:42

I am not a criminal though?

pippibluestocking Fri 03-Oct-08 21:32:07

If an assessment of your mental state or your past history has suggested that you are might pose a risk to others, e.g. through thoughts / past acts of aggression, fire setting, harming others, or if you have a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder, then a forensic psychologist will explore your thoughts and gauge the level of risk that these thoughts may pose in the future or the risk of any repetition of previous risk behaviours. Difficult to be precise without knowing any details, but that's generally it.

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