AACFP

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AACFPAmerican Academy of Craniofacial Pain (Schaumburg, IL)
AACFPAmerican Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (Wilmington, NC)
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The authors (editors of Criminal Justice and Behavior, the international journal of the American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology) concentrate on practical day-to-day application of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles within the US civil and criminal justice systems and therefore cover such topics as threat assessments for schools, child custody evaluations, competency evaluations, counseling services to victims of crime, death notification procedures, assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and the delivery and evaluation of intervention and treatment programs for offenders.
The American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology is the oldest membership organization in service to correctional mental health workers and researchers.
Finally, membership in relevant professional associations such as the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) or Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society), as well as specialty professional associations such as the American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (www.aa4cfp.org) and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (www.atsa.com) can expose clinicians to advances in the field through associated journals and newsletters as well as continuing education opportunities through annual conferences.
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