Forensic practice consists of health and human service workers who occupy and come into contact with professions found in corrections and parole, child welfare and protection, and mental health and well-being.
What You Will Learn
This program encompasses criminal and civil matters, interventions with violent offenders, issues of child maltreatment, assessing parenting capacity and substance abuse. Forensic practice is multidisciplinary in nature, a combination of areas such as social work, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, child development and other related academic disciplines.
Three New Specializations in Forensic Practice
We created these specialized forensic certificates to offer personalization and flexibility to all students. A majority of the courses are now offered online, as well as in the evenings, allowing students to co-ordinate their schedules accordingly. This programming will also be of interest to seasoned professionals working in a range of health and human services agencies who wish to refine their skills in the area of forensic practice.
Who Will You Become
Forensic practitioners are employed by a variety of agencies including the Children's Aid Society, Children's Mental Health Ontario, the Canadian Judicial System, the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Hospital for Sick Children, the William Osler Health System, as well as Peel, Toronto and York Regional Police. Employment may be found in other professions/areas such as private attorneys, divorce mediation services, juvenile offenders' facilities, dual diagnosis services, secure custody settings, family services associations, victim services organizations, psychiatric facilities, family court clinics and agencies serving various multicultural communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions related to the Settlement Counsellor certificate program.
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP is a researcher, educator, and board certified clinical psychologist who has worked with sexual and other offenders in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 28 years.
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|FSW 5001: Introduction to Forensic Practice|
|FSW 5002: Court Preparation and Testimony|
|Required 3 from the following courses||2019||2020|
|FSW 5003: Self Care and Burnout Prevention|
|FSW 5012: Substance Abuse and Impulse Control|
|FSW 5027: Trauma and Grief Interventions|
|FSW 5028: Mental Health Issues in Forensic Practice|