Division of Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology (DNFP)
The aims of the Division of Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology:
In addition to the objectives of PsySSA and the functions of divisions as expressed in Articles 2 and 12.4 respectively of the PsySSA constitution, the mission of the DNFP is to promote an understanding of the fields of neuropsychology and forensic psychology. The DNFP addresses this mission through the advancement of scientific research, clinical practice and professional education. The goals derived from this mission are to be achieved in cooperation with PsySSA, other professional organizations, and the general public.
What do members receive by becoming members?
- Advice when needed regarding forensic or neuropsychology matters.
- Lobbying regarding neuropsychology matters and forensic matters (e.g. involvement in the task force of the Professional Board of Psychology for the determination of criteria for the category of Neuropsychology or Forensic Psychology).
- Liaison with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Family Advocate.
- Advice regarding ethical matters in forensic work.
Dr. Louise Olivier
Dr. Ann Watts
Prof. Theophilus Lazarus
Dr. Karl Swain
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