DISCUSSIONS

Discussion 1: According to statistics, by the year 2050, 50% of the U.S. population is expected to consist of ethnic minorities. As the United States continues to move toward an increasingly pluralistic society, cultural nuances and differentiation must be acknowledged in the application and practice of forensic psychology. In Chapter 10 of the Bartol & Bartol (2015) text, the issues pertaining to multiculturalism are discussed.

As you examine the many issues pertinent to a pluralistic society, answer the following questions in your post:

  • Why would an approach based on monocultural psychology be considered limiting when attempting to deal with a more diverse population?
  • What obstacles could be in existence that could potentially prevent or discourage an immigrant from seeking assistance from social services or mental health facilities?
  • Of the current ethnic groups existing within the U.S., which population has been identified as being the most diverse and challenging for those within the mental health community?

Discussion 2: 

 

In Chapter 11 of Bartol & Bartol (2015), the topic of forensic assessment of family and intimate partner violence is discussed. As those within forensic psychology embark upon the treatment of intimate partner violence (IPV) there are many salient points upon which to focus. No longer is it deemed suitable within professional circles to treat only the perpetrator of family violence. The common approach in contemporary forensic psychology is a much more holistic method.

In this post

  • Address the utility of a multimodal approach to the treatment of family and intimate partner violence.
  • Answer the question of what is meant by a multimodal approach to treatment.
  • In addition, answer the query of how an open–ended interview might be the best technique for use in the treatment of IPV.
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