Essay on Forensic Psychology Comprehensive Examination

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The following is the Forensic Psychology Comprehensive Examination for Frank Felipe "Frankie". The forensic psychologist has been hired by the court to give a pre-sentence investigative report. Before entering the room with the client; Frankie’s file has been reviewed with history and reason for evaluation.

Psychological Theory and Practice
Triage and Assessment On first view of Frankie; the young adult Hispanic male was dressed in inmate orange attire. This appearance was different than the mug shot where he looked ornate, theatrical in appearance. On his legs were bright leggings and around his neck a ladies slip. Frankie’s appearance showed poor hygiene. He was alert and responded easily to inquiries. Frankie’s
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Frankie recognized that his behavior came from his environmental upbringing. In ninth grade he fought with other boys on regular basis. During this same time, Frankie took sexual advantage of a girl his age. He was conscious of the drug and alcohol abuse that was permitted since his youth. Frankie was aware at age 20 that his parent’s participation in his behavioral characteristics were not normal; and had led him to an abnormal way of living. After the initial verbal and behavioral review of Frankie; the first assessment given is the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). The reason for this assessment is to evaluate for malingering; because any exaggerated symptoms need to be explored. The assessment will determine depression; Frankie has admitted exploring the idea of suicide because of his parent’s lack of parental relationship (Walters, 2011). Frankie’s parent’s neglected his sustenance to survive, hygiene, and clothing. His parents encouraged substance abuse; he and his siblings were physically and emotionally abused by parents; mother encouraged flamboyant dress up games and thievery; neither parent supported his education; and Frankie was left to support himself by his own devices. The positions in life that allowed Frankie positive feedback was his mother’s obsession in how he dressed; which he only claimed as weird after he was older. He received positive feedback from

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