The time is now: The emerging need for master's-level training in forensic psychology
Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Since the inception of the first doctoral program in psychology and law in 1974, master's-level training in forensic psychology has been virtually ignored by the field of psychology and law training. Given the changes in the workplace over the past few decades, master'slevel clinicians are providing more psychological services, often under the supervision of doctoral-level providers. Master's training programs are emerging in forensic psychology to fill the need for forensicallytrained clinicians at the master's level. This article proposes a Bifurcated Educational Model (BEM) in advocating for forensic psychology training at the master's level. Citing the Villanova Conference on Training in Law and Psychology, the authors argue for a similar approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness in master's-level programs. Copyright © by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Zaitchik, M., Berman, G., Whitworth, D., & Platania, J. (2007). The time is now: The emerging need for master's-level training in forensic psychology. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 7 (2), 65-71. https://doi.org/10.1300/J158v07n02_05