If you are interested in studying forensic psychology, either as a graduate or post-graduate student, this resource will be perfect for you! This article was written by the EAPL-S representative for Argentina: Dr. Néstor Carlos Litter.
Argentina is located in the southern and western hemisphere. Its location in South America, it allows an adequate link within the regional framework.
The vast territory of Argentina has a diversity of landscapes, where ice fields contrast with arid, mountainous terrain with valleys or plateaus, rivers or lakes with large areas of ocean and grassy plains with woods and forests.
Argentina has a network of national universities where free and study, and many private universities; well doctorates, postgraduate, masters and specialization are the most diverse directions and approaches.
In the area of Forensic Psychology, you can develop your studies in:
1) UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES – (UBA) SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
The School of Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires created in 1985, offers 4 races : the oldest, Psychology Degree , operating since 1957 .The expanded curricular offerings include University Extension proposals in its activities and projects promote transfer , connection and community outreach and postgraduate training that ensures diversity in PhD, Masters and Specialization Racing .
Research Institute shows the productive activity of scholars, professors and researchers of the institution in its 3 in Scientific Journals and important annual event Institutional Research Days for 18 years , which is added the Psychology Research Meeting of Mercosur since 2004 and in recent years, the International Congress Research and Professional Practice in Psychology Specialization in Forensic Psychology's main purpose is to critically analyze the intertwining of legal discourse and psychological discourse and its effect on their respective practices. Specialization in Forensic Psychology has content such as: The place of forensic psychology in different social and historical moments. Forensic psychology as a challenge and task creation. Their ligamentous to power. The discourse on a level crossing inter disciplines. Conflict in the discourse: Ideology and power.The contribution of psychology to the administration of justice. The genealogy and operation of legal discourse. Analysis of contents and current state of the area.
It runs intensive theoretical and practical and a final evaluation.
2) NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ROSARIO (UNR)
The National University of Rosario (UNR ) is a state university Argentina , located in the city of Rosario ( province of Santa Fe).
Like the rest of the Argentine national universities, is free (for undergraduate courses) , free and secular. Being autonomous, has its own system of government.
It has 12 schools, 3 high schools, 1 center of interdisciplinary studies.
Building industry has an area of 6.8 hectares which provides an academic composed by 124 graduate programs, 63 undergraduate degrees, 15 technical degrees, 53 associate degrees, 26 degrees for articulation with the system of non-university higher education, 32 postgraduate degrees and a virtual campus.
Specialization in Forensic Psychology, is to train academics in Forensic Psychology through reflective - critical processes supported by specific epistemological theoretical training, practical research and appropriate institutional interventions that allow specialized professional performance, enable the generation of public policies prevention and care and promote social commitment with ethical positions Subjectivity and Human Rights.
Graduates of foreign universities with diploma officially recognized in their respective countries, must obtain certification of the Faculty, the Accrediting Agency of your country or the Ministry. For foreign applicants speaks Spanish not a requirement for admission will demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the Spanish language.
It is a private university with vocational guidance in the business context and business. The main task of the university that aims to train these
highly qualified professionals , is to provide them with the necessary tools to interpret data effectively changing reality.
The requirement for specially trained psychologists is increasing in law firms, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. The request for intervention of the psychologist as a consultant in many areas is becoming increasingly institutional relevance .
The various areas of work (Judiciary - Institutes juvenile prisons, etc.) Demarcate the complexity of a field in which interdisciplinary view is essential for addressing issues that can not be understood from a single location .
Conducting surveys, the manufacture of interventional devices for teens who have committed crimes or for those whose rights have been violated, conflict intervention of family violence prosecution mediated make the need for theoretical understanding to operate.
Aspiring to pursue a degree must meet the following requirements:
The Future of Forensic Psychology in Argentina is very auspicious: in recent years many academic units have included this specialty in their curricula, considering that the problem involves not only the legal world but to a social context increasingly complex, for it is strengthening essential professional and academic, but also of the Colleges of Psychologists resource that must be provided to act in cases where professional ethics or malpractice are at stake.
Best wishes from Argentina!
Dr. Néstor Carlos LITTER
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