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Amy S. Louck,Psy.D. AGENDA  Education and Experience  Psy.D. vs. Ph.D.  Working as a Forensic Psychologist  Florida State.

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1 Amy S. Louck,Psy.D.

2 AGENDA  Education and Experience  Psy.D. vs. Ph.D.  Working as a Forensic Psychologist  Florida State Hospital & Volunteer Opportunities

3 Education and Experience  Bachelor of Science in Psychology: 1998 Western Illinois University  Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and Community Mental Health Psychology: 2001 Western Illinois University  Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology: Wright State University 2006  Pre-Doctoral Internship: Florida State Hospital  Post Doctoral Residency in Forensic Psychology: Florida State Hospital 2006 – 2007  Licensed Psychologist: Florida 2008, Georgia 2009, Illinois 2009  Senior Psychologist/Department Head: Florida State Hospital present  Psychologist/Clinical Director: Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Blakely Regional Youth Detention Center present

4 Psy.D. vs. Ph.D. Psy.D. - Emphasis on practice, with less training on research - Preparation to work in any area of psychology - Equivalent to Ph.D. in regards to salary, prestige and ability to get a job - Less course work in research methods, more varied dissertation “projects”, heavy on practica - Larger graduate programs in varied settings - University based programs have better funding for student fellowships, scholarships, etc. than free-standing programs Ph.D. - Emphasis on research with less training on practice - Best route for work in Academia - May or may not lead to a license for practice - Less course work in practice, less practica, significantly more emphasis on research experience - Smaller graduate programs in university settings - Smaller class sizes to afford better funding of students

5 Forensic Psychology  Working with individuals with severe mental illness involved in the criminal justice system  Testify as expert witness in the Courtroom  Prepare evaluations for legal issues

6 Florida State Hospital  Volunteer opportunities: Step one: Register for CLP 4950 (Abnormal Psychology Field Experience – pre-req is Abnormal Psychology, can get more info from Dr. Ellen Berler): semester long class at FSH where you get to observe and interact with the patients and Psychologists Step two: Request volunteer experience through FSH field instructors for the CLP 4950 class – Dr. Ellen Resch and Dr. Amy Louck


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