Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice: Empirical and Practical Guidelines

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Carol A. Ireland, Martin J. Fisher
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 18, 2010 - Psychology - 290 pages
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The first publication to apply the modern theory and techniques in the consultancy process, presenting a clear, practical approach targeted specifically at forensic issues and contexts. 
  • The first publication to apply consultancy literature to a forensic setting
  • Provides a combination of the theoretical and practical underpinnings needed in consultancy work, offering a development of knowledge with practical application
  • Brings together papers from researchers, academics, practitioners and consultants within forensic psychology whilst drawing upon expertise in business consultancy and administration
  • Chapters combine psychological, ethical, managerial and evaluative aspects into themed summaries
  • Offers directions for further study and practice development

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Part I Consultancy and Advising from a Theoretical Perspective
Part II Consultancy and Advising from a Practical Perspective

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Carol A. Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She works at the University of Central Lancashire as the Director of Studies for the MSc in Forensic Psychology, and leads on the postgraduate qualifications for the Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency (CEOP). In addition, Dr Ireland works for Mersey Care NHS Trust at Ashworth High Secure Hospital, where she is lead for group sex offender therapies and crisis (hostage) negotiation. She manages her own consultancy firm, delivering expert witness reports, training and consultancy, and is currently Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology.

Martin J. Fisher is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and a Chartered Scientist. He currently works as Consultant Forensic Psychologist in the Public Sector Bids Unit of NOMS, is an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychologist at a Regional Secure Unit, and a visiting lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University. He has delivered crisis negotiation and other consultancy services to prison governors and senior management since 1992.   As well as being the Continuing Professional Development Lead, he is the Consultations Lead for the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology.

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