Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • Course overview

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • What is forensic psychology?

    • Forensic psychologists work in....

    • Core skills and competencies

    • Accreditation pathways

    • Introducing APAC

    • Accredited postgraduate programs in forensic psychology

    • Professional organisations

    • Conclusions and a way forward

  • 3

    Next Steps...

    • More resources for you

About the course

Working as a forensic psychologist is one of the most rewarding career choices for psychologists but getting into this type of work isn’t easy and it’s most definitely not for everyone. Training pathways are often unclear, with most entry-level university courses failing to give the skills and experience you will need. Even double degrees like psychology and law, or psychology and criminology, fail to provide the necessary inter-disciplinary training. To add to that, opportunities for advanced training are scarce and entry to those programs is highly competitive.

Welcome to ‘How to become a forensic psychologist’, where you will learn the steps to take towards professional registration as a forensic psychologist.