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Top 41 Forensic Psychologist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Forensic Psychologist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Forensic Psychologist resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.6% of Forensic Psychologist resumes contained Psychology as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Forensic Psychologist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Forensic Psychologist

1. Psychology
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Here's how Psychology is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Supervised practicum students and psychology interns.
  • Conducted weekly hour-long supervision of psychology interns
  • Guide, coordinate work assignments, and supervise doctoral level psychology intern.

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2. Stand Trial
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Here's how Stand Trial is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Facilitate competency restoration groups and individual instruction to men and women found incompetent to stand trial.
  • Conducted direct forensic evaluation and assessment of defendants adjudicated incompetent to stand trial.
  • Conduct competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, violence risk assessments for the courts as well as diagnostic assessments.
  • Conducted Mock Trials to prepared individuals to return to court as competent to stand trial.
  • Conducted individual and group restoration to Competency to Stand Trial training.

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3. Mental Health Services
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4. Risk Assessments
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Here's how Risk Assessments is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conducted psychological assessments, including risk assessments, and provided group and individual therapy.
  • Perform sex offender risk assessments.

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5. Court Hearings
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6. Group Therapy Sessions
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7. Crisis Intervention
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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Provided crisis intervention services and developed and implemented behavioral management strategies.
  • Conducted psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, psychotherapy and behavioral interventions.
  • Perform crisis interventions and individual therapy on inmate population.
  • Provide individual therapy, crisis intervention, and person centered care to a seriously mentally ill patient population.

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8. Forensic Evaluations
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Here's how Forensic Evaluations is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conduct forensic evaluations and provide testimony on juvenile and adult cases.
  • Conduct court-ordered forensic evaluations for central Massachusetts courts.

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9. Child Custody
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Here's how Child Custody is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conducted psychological evaluations and provided forensic reports for child custody/visitation, juvenile pre-sentencing, probation, and competency/diminished capacity court proceedings.

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10. Treatment Plans
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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Develop and implement treatment plans to support and guide short and long term treatment.
  • Designed treatment plans for adults and placement and treatment options of juveniles.

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11. Expert Testimony
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Here's how Expert Testimony is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Provided expert testimony for inpatient civil commitment.
  • Provided expert testimony regarding juvenile forensic cases.
  • Provide expert testimony for United States District Courts.
  • Provide expert testimony to the court.

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12. Comprehensive Psycho-Educational Evaluations
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13. Substance Abuse
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14. Family Law
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15. Court Testimony
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16. Staff Training
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Here's how Staff Training is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Developed individual behavioral plans and facilitated the implementation of these plans with staff training.

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17. Custody Evaluations
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Here's how Custody Evaluations is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Provide forensic clinical services ordered by the court, including custody evaluations with comprehensive psychological reports, and parent coordination.
  • Have also conducted court-ordered custody evaluations and testified regarding termination of parental rights.
  • Performed child custody evaluations for the Third Judicial Circuit Court system.

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18. Civil Commitment
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Here's how Civil Commitment is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conduct annual violence risk assessments and periodic risk updates for court notification to be utilized at civil commitment hearings.
  • Provide testimony at competency, civil commitment, and/or any other type of hearing as indicated by subpoena.

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19. Clinical Supervision
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20. Parental Rights
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Here's how Parental Rights is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conducted psychological examinations, including delinquency cases, neglect and abuse, and termination of parental rights.

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21. Court Order
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Here's how Court Order is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Provide consultation in a multidisciplinary team format and provide individual therapy for youth court ordered for services.
  • Provide court ordered psychological evaluations for children and adolescents referred through the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • Fulfilled court orders by serving warrants and commitments.

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22. Intake Assessments
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23. Correctional Facility
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24. Anger Management
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Here's how Anger Management is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conducted psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups on substance abuse, stress management, anger management, etc.

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25. Stress Management
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26. Domestic Violence
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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Provided psychological expertise on high profile-cases involving sexual abuse, human trafficking, kidnapping, domestic violence, murder.

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27. Trial Evaluations
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Here's how Trial Evaluations is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Conduct Competency to Stand Trial evaluations for patients referred by their treatment teams.

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28. Behavior Support Plans
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Here's how Behavior Support Plans is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Review preliminary behavior support plans for young adults entering adult placement from residential schools.

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29. Social Workers
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Here's how Social Workers is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Supervised interns, social workers and students at local colleges.

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30. Private Practice
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Here's how Private Practice is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Maintained a comprehensive private practice for 13 years.

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31. WIC
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32. Mental State
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Here's how Mental State is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Work with juvenile inmates in conjunction with court system to evaluate mental state of inmates.

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33. NYC
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Here's how NYC is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Employed full-time for the NYC Family Court System.

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34. SVP
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35. Risk Factors
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36. Insurance Defense
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37. Formal Reports
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38. Clinical Staff
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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Interfaced with clinical staff to provide continuity of care.

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40. Diversity
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41. Comprehensive Psychological Reports
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Here's how Comprehensive Psychological Reports is used in Forensic Psychologist jobs:
  • Review legal and clinical documents and utilize the information in comprehensive psychological reports submitted to the Court.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Forensic Psychologist

Psychology

24.5%

Stand Trial

9.8%

Mental Health Services

9.0%

Risk Assessments

7.3%

Court Hearings

6.8%

Group Therapy Sessions

6.3%

Crisis Intervention

5.8%

Forensic Evaluations

4.8%

Child Custody

4.0%

Treatment Plans

3.3%

Expert Testimony

2.8%

Comprehensive Psycho-Educational Evaluations

2.5%

Substance Abuse

2.3%

Family Law

2.3%

Court Testimony

1.8%

Staff Training

1.5%

Custody Evaluations

1.5%

Civil Commitment

1.5%

Clinical Supervision

1.5%

Parental Rights

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Forensic Psychologist

Rank Skill
1 Psychology 20.6%
2 Stand Trial 8.2%
3 Mental Health Services 7.6%
4 Risk Assessments 6.1%
5 Court Hearings 5.7%
6 Group Therapy Sessions 5.3%
7 Crisis Intervention 4.8%
8 Forensic Evaluations 4.0%
9 Child Custody 3.4%
10 Treatment Plans 2.7%
11 Expert Testimony 2.3%
12 Comprehensive Psycho-Educational Evaluations 2.1%
13 Substance Abuse 1.9%
14 Family Law 1.9%
15 Court Testimony 1.5%
16 Staff Training 1.3%
17 Custody Evaluations 1.3%
18 Civil Commitment 1.3%
19 Clinical Supervision 1.3%
20 Parental Rights 1.1%
21 Court Order 1.1%
22 Intake Assessments 1.1%
23 Correctional Facility 1.1%
24 Anger Management 0.8%
25 Stress Management 0.8%
26 Domestic Violence 0.8%
27 Trial Evaluations 0.8%
28 Behavior Support Plans 0.8%
29 Social Workers 0.8%
30 Private Practice 0.8%
31 WIC 0.6%
32 Mental State 0.6%
33 NYC 0.6%
34 SVP 0.6%
35 Risk Factors 0.6%
36 Insurance Defense 0.6%
37 Formal Reports 0.6%
38 Clinical Staff 0.6%
39 Legal Status 0.6%
40 Diversity 0.6%
41 Comprehensive Psychological Reports 0.6%
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