Dr. Jude Bergkamp and Kelle Agassiz’s Recent Expert Opinion in the APA’s Division 41 Newsletter

AUS PsyD Faculty & Chair  Dr. Jude Bergkamp and AUS PsyD student Kelle Agassiz were recently published in the September 2018 edition of the newsletter of the American Psychological Association’s Division 41, the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). Specifically, Dr. Bergkamp and Agassiz co-wrote an article featured in this newsletter’s “Expert Opinion” column, titled Cultural Competency in Forensic Practice.

In the conclusion to this article, Dr. Bergkamp and Agassiz advocate for cultural sensitivity, writing:

“Our division is encouraged to work together to construct clear, pragmatic, and defensible guidelines that incorporate culturally competency into specific areas of our practice, ranging from pre-trial evaluations, risk-assessment, and custody/parenting evaluations just to name a few. Further, more research in this area is needed to support clinicians in this effort. Finally, our field may need to examine whether there are any inherent philosophical conflicts between the demands and realities of forensic practice in light of the APA’s new aspirational guidelines.”

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