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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196


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Analysis of the basic professional standards involving the work of psychologists in difficult and legally significant situations 934

Bogdanovich N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of Forensic Psychology, Department of Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

In this article the analysis of professional standards in terms of the scope of work of the psychologist with clients in difficult life and legal situations. The criteria of analysis chosen: reflected in professional activities, the choice of grounds for the selection of professional activities that focus on a specific Department, selection of a particular direction of activity of the psychologist (prevention, support, rehabilitation). It is shown that all five of the analyzed standards imply such a situation, but only three of them ("educational psychologist", "Psychologist in the social sphere", "Specialist in rehabilitative work in the social sphere") describe the activities of the psychologist, and the remaining ("Expert of bodies of guardianship and guardianship concerning minors" and "Specialist in working with families") are more organizational in nature. The conclusion about compliance of the training programs developed by the Department of legal psychology and law and education, the requirements of professional standards, proposed improvements in these programs.

Keywords: professional standard, training, prevention, maintenance, rehabilitation, interagency cooperation.

Column: Problems of Training of Specialists in Legal Psychology


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