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Forensic Psychology

Advance your career with a certificate in forensic psychology from an industry leader in psychology education.

Advance Your Career with Fielding’s
Certificates in Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is the scientific discipline that applies clinical psychology techniques and knowledge to the legal arena. As a part of Fielding’s School of Psychology, the Forensic Psychology certificates are designed for professionals dealing with all aspects of criminal behavior.

Psychological disorders are quite common among offenders and civil litigants, making forensic psychology an important topic for anyone involved in the legal field, law enforcement, attorneys, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.

Fielding’s Certificates in Forensic Psychology were developed by psychology professor and forensic psychologist, Dr. Jacquin.

Dr. Jacquin operates a consulting practice focused on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations, and is the current Department Chair of the School of Psychology for Fielding Graduate University.

3 Certificates designed for the working professional

Forensic Psychology

The Certificate in Forensic Psychology is specifically designed for members of the law enforcement, legal profession, and health professionals.

Certificate in Forensic Psychology (3 courses)  

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  • Online Application Form
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript
  • No GRE required

Forensic Psychology for Mental Health Practitioners

The Certificate in Forensic Psychology for Mental Health Practitioners is specifically designed for mental health practitioners (non-psychologists) who work in forensic settings or with legal or forensic psychology professionals.

Certificate in Forensic Psychology for Mental Health Practitioners (5 courses) 

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  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Background in Mental Health
  • Online Application Form
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • No GRE required

Forensic Psychology for Clinical Psychologists

The Certificate in Forensic Psychology for Clinicians is specifically designed for clinical psychology doctoral students and clinical psychologists who want to specialize in forensic psychology.

Certificate in Forensic Psychology for Clinicians (6 courses) 

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  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Online Application Form
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • No GRE required

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Carlos Vasquez

Dr. Carlos Vazquez, PhD, is an expert in criminal and forensic psychology.

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Dr. Vazquez is an author and an adjunct professor in Forensic Psychology. Dr. Vazquez has developed curriculum for forensic psychology classes, has chaired dissertation committees concerning mostly studies in the world of criminal justice and has been an Internal Review Board member. Furthermore, he is currently working with two other professors on a study about correctional facilities and the importance of leadership.

Dr. Vazquez is an honorary commissioner and faculty member in leadership at the National Command and Staff College for law enforcement personnel only. In addition, he is the founder of the Behavioral Analysis Group, a law enforcement advocacy group, where he consults and provides trainings and lectures on criminal psychology, police psychology, and managing stress for law enforcement.

He is a peer reviewer for the Perspectives on Terrorism Journal and on the editorial board for the Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices. He has also completed certificate programs on “The Threat of Global Jihad” and “Group Identity and Terrorism “ at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He is the author of Apocalyptic Psychology: ISIS Secret Weapon, which looks at terrorist recruitment thru the lens of psychology. He is currently finishing his new book Life Without Daddy: A hard look at fatherlessness, and is beginning research for a book in 2020- Narcology: A psychological look at narco culture.

Dr. Vazquez hosts the “Inside the Badge” podcast which focuses on criminal justice, law enforcement, national security and policing issues. He has over 100,000 followers across several media platforms with a majority consisting of law enforcement and law enforcement enthusiasts. In the show, he interviews the greatest thinkers and leading experts in the world of criminal justice and psychology. For instance, he has interviewed scholars such as Dr. Albert Bandura, Dr. David Weisburd, FBI Profilers, CIA interrogators, DEA agents, Police chiefs, District Attorney, Judges, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, former gang members and terrorists and more. This platform provides Dr. Vazquez the unique opportunity to invite these guests to his classrooms to enrich the education experience of his students.

 


For more information on Forensic Psychology, please visit the APA website  and the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) – Forensic Psychology Specialty certification, and the FAQs.