The Division of Forensic Psychology promotes the professional interests of forensic psychologists and aims to contribute to the ongoing development of psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
What is Forensic Psychology?Show content
Forensic Psychology is the application of psychology within the legal system to create safer communities and to assist people to find pathways away from criminal behaviour. Forensic Psychologists work across many settings including, HM Prison and Probation Service, Hospitals, secure children’s homes, police forces, Courts and Universities. In practice this means Forensic Psychologists assess, formulate and intervene in those engaging in harmful behaviours to lead to safer societies. They communicate psychological knowledge and advice to other professionals. They develop and facilitate training for other professionals in forensic settings. They contribute to the international evidence base for forensic psychology.
Qualification in Forensic PsychologyShow content
The Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2) is the independent route to training as a forensic psychologist.
It is a doctoral level qualification designed to enable you to train flexibly, within a structured and supportive framework.
Forensic Psychology Trainees Member Discussion Email ListShow content
Here trainees can post queries, share ideas and offer support to others.
To be on the DFP Trainees Member Discussion Email List you need to become an in-training member of this Division as this is a member benefit.
To join the list please contact [email protected] quoting ‘DFP Trainees Member Discussion Email List’ and your membership number in the subject line.
Additional Careers Resources
The Society provides resources and information to help further your career in psychology on its Become a Psychologist page.
The information on offer includes details and advice about: