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Forensic Scholars TodayVolume 2, Issue 2

Art Therapy and FASD: A Promising Treatment Approach

Art Therapy and FASD: A Promising Treatment Approach

Because FASD often co-occurs with other psychiatric and substance use disorders, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment can be challenging. Art therapy (AT) is one promising treatment modality for FASD. This is especially true of children who suffer from both FASD and a history of trauma. View online or by PDF.

Attachment and Trauma-Related Problems: Implications for Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals

Attachment and Trauma-Related Problems: Implications for Criminal Justice and Forensic Mental Health Professionals
In the face of unavailable, abusive or emotionally disconnected attachment figures, developing children are increasingly vulnerable in ways that deleteriously impact their quality of life and mental health across the life span. Further, the lack of secure attachment in combination with traumatic experiences increases the risk of antisocial and criminal behavior. Learn more. View online or by PDF.

Confabulation and the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Confabulation and the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Confabulation occurs when an individual inaccurately recounts memories or events that are untrue or chronologically out of sequence but does so without the intent to deceive. The source of this behavior is often misunderstood, associated with a broad range of disorders, and continues to be problematic for criminal justice professionals and mental health professionals alike. View online or by PDF.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Criminal Justice System: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Criminal Justice System: An Introduction to a Complex Topic

Deficits and impairments associated with traumatic brain injury can sometimes result in difficulty functioning in accordance with the standards set forth by the United States criminal justice system. Here are 15 key points that you should consider when discussing the topic of TBI. View online or by PDF.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) and Deficits Associated with Memory: An Introduction for Clinical and Forensic Professionals

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) and Deficits Associated with Memory: An Introduction for Clinical and Forensic Professionals

Management of WKS requires a deeper understanding of memory processing as well as carefully structured therapy methods that cater to the unique needs of impacted individuals. Therefore, accurate and reliable identification coupled with early intervention strategies for this population is a clinical and forensic priority. Read more. View online or by PDF.

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Message from the Editor

As Forensic Scholars Today (FST) moves into its second year, we are excited to provide our readership with continued peer-reviewed, high-quality, practitioner-based articles that examine an array of forensic mental health-related topics. Future FST editions will focus on topics related to attachment and trauma-related disorders, suicide awareness and prevention, neurobehavioral disorders, and youth firesetting. FST plans to add additional expert reviewers who will continue to enhance the quality of our future article offerings. FST continues to welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can improve our publication. As always, we at FST encourage our readership to submit articles for publication. We thank you for your continued support of FST and look forward to providing additional free educational-based articles that intersect with the fields of criminal justice, forensic behavioral health, and human services.

– Jerrod Brown, Editor-in-Chief