Practical Applications Presentation

•Abnormal psychology can be applied in many areas of life
•Two licensed professionals in the field of abnormal
•Legal and ethical issues
•Related to licensed and unlicensed professionals
•Concepts of abnormal psychology applied outside the
therapeutic environment
•Social setting
•School setting
• The career of a Psychiatrist begins with medical
school for four years
• Once medical school is complete a four year
residency in behavioral health is next
• A license is presented upon completion of
• A Psychiatrist has a license to practice medicine
• Must complete five to seven years of graduate study
• Obtain a Doctorate (Ph.D or Psy.D) in order to be
licensed and certified within the state one is planning to
practice in.
• Can be certified by a number of reputable boards and
• ABFP The American Board of Forensic Psychologist
• ABPP The American Board of Professional Psychology
• ACSW Academy of Certified Social Workers License
Court system
• Prosecution and Defense
• Legal Definitions
• Incarceration and State Regulated/Mandated
 Hiring and Discriminatory Practices
 Insurance
 Work Environment and Safety
 Certification
 Privacy
and Confidentiality
 Institutions and Clinical Settings
•Relationships between people and their jobs
•Behaviors of employees affect entire
•Job satisfaction and efficiency of organization
•Reduce effects of counterproductive
•Foster continuous growth
•Especially relevant in early childhood
•Assists in behavioral and learning problems
•Establish classroom strategies and evaluation
•Promote social, emotional, and intellectual
•Enhance training and development
•Understand interactions between people,
abnormal behavior, and social settings
•Group and individualized settings
•Focus on self-perception and effects on
one’s environment
•Focus on one’s environments and effects
on self-perception
•Psychiatrists and Psychologists go through rigorous
training to become professionals within the field
•There are many legal and ethical issues related to
licensed and unlicensed professionals
•Insanity defense
•Incarcerating those with mental disorders
•Concepts of abnormal psychology can be applied
outside the therapeutic environment
•School setting
•Social setting
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