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Legal psychology, Interdisciplinary education, Law and social sciences, Psychology and law, Education and training in law and psychology


Law and Psychology | Legal Education


Although the domain of law and psychology is a burgeoning and popular field of study, there has never been a concerted effort to evaluate current training models or to develop newer, more effective ones. Forty-eight invited participants attended a national conference held at Villanova Law School to remedy this deficiency. Working groups addressed issues of education and training for the undergraduate level; for doctoral level programs in law and social science; for forensic clinical training; for joint-degree (JD/PhD-PsyD) programs; for those in practica, internships, and postdoctoral programs; and for continuing education. This article delineates levels and models of training in each of these areas.

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Published in: American Psychologist, vol. 52, no. 12 (December 1997).