Occasionally, for the right candidate, IBSL accepts a doctoral resident with specialized training in forensic psychology for a year long residency. Strong writing skills are essential. Testing experience using standard psychological measures, such as the WAIS/WISC, MMPI, PAI, and MCMI is necessary. Experience with specialized forensic instruments, such as PCL-R, TOMM, VIP, etc., is a plus. In addition, bilingualism, particularly Spanish/English or Creole/English, is a plus in that many referrals in the South Florida area are for assessments of Spanish or Haitian defendants. Residents must be willing and able to work in jail and prison settings in that most criminal forensic evaluations are conducted in a correctional facility. If you have any concerns about working with a criminal population in jails or prisons, this residency is not the right residency for you.
Residents will have unique opportunities to work on a variety of forensic cases in a private practice setting and gain experience with a wide variety psychological test instruments during their year of residency
Commonly referred forensic cases include:
- Competency to Stand Trial
- Competency to Waive Miranda
- False Confessions
- Risk Assessment
- Civil Damages Assessments
- Child Witness Cases
- Domestic Violence Cases
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and forensic writing sample to:
Dr. Michael P. Brannon, or
Dr. Michael P. Brannon
11760 W. Sample Road, Suite 103
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Salary is negotiable and will depend on applicant's experience/training.