Bill J. Barkley


We need more emphasis upon courses in Forensic Psychology in our law schools as well as in our graduate departments of psychology. The average clinical psychologist shies away from involving himself in cases that might eventually lead to testifying. The psychologist is not trained to answer with a "Yes" or a "No" and therefore is not accustomed to this procedure in the court room. In my estimation it is time that the clinical psychologist is helped to grow up legally, by having a better understanding of forensics, and it is time the legal profession is helped to grow up by a better understanding of psychology.


Symposium on Brain Injuries