Week 4: Professinal Behavior in the Field Experience Diverse groups work together all the time to reach common goals. For example a neighborhood might work together to reduce crime. Most likely the group has different backgrounds roles and experiences; however they share one common goal. Similarly forensic psychology professionals often work in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve common goals. At times this may present challenges. This week you consider how you might overcome these challenges to be successful in a multi-disciplinary setting. In addition to team challenges the settings in which forensic psychology professionals typically can pose risks. What are the risks of a forensic psychology professional in settings such as correctional facilities police departments and courtrooms? How do employers attempt to minimize the risks? What steps could you take to minimize your own risks? Learning Objectives By the end of this week you will be able to: plagiarismAnalyze challenges related to working in multi-disciplinary teams Apply strategies for effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams Analyze safety issues related to forensic psychology settings Learning Resources Required Readings Multidisciplinary team functioning and decision making within forensic mental health (5).Ment Health Rev (Brighton)Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201820/ Hatch-Maillette M. & Scalora M. (2). Gender sexual harassment workplace violence and risk assessment: Convergence around psychiatric staffs perceptions of personal safety. Aggression and Violent Behavior 7(3) 271-291. Wilson V. & Pirrie A. (0).Multidisciplinary teamworking indicators of good practice.Retrieved from Required Media Films Media Group. (1998).Supermax a prison within a prison.Available fromhttp://digital.films.com/play/7WR3SW Correctional officers incident response (3:59 minutes) Copyright (c) 1998 Used by permission from Films Media Group Supermax A Prison Within a Prison Films Media Group. (1998).The exceptional employee: A guide to success on the job.Available fromhttp://digital.films.com/play/V3DZG8 Teamwork in the workplace (4:50 minutes) Copyright (c) 1998 Used by permission from Films Media Group The Exceptional Employee: A guide to Success on the Job Optional Resources California Youth Authority. (5).Workplace violence prevention for correctional personnel.Retrieved from Hansen A. (n.d.)What are the risks of Forensic Psychology?Retrieved July 8 2010 from http://www.ehow.com/list_5902764_risks-being-forensic-psychology.html Ketcham G. & McLeod V. (9).Job hazard analysis: An important process in the lab and in the field.Retrieved from http://www.forensicmag.com/article/job-hazard-analysis-important-process-lab-and-field McAllister-Williams H. & Mistra A. (5).Mental health professionals.Retrieved from http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/depression/mentalhealthprofessionals_000358.htm Discussion: Multi-Disciplinary Teams Forensic psychology professionals often work in a multi-disciplinary team that encompasses diverse individuals from various professional backgrounds. For instance forensic psychology professionals might work with individuals from federal state or local law enforcement agencies; with attorneys; or with individuals from correctional and treatment facilities. Although working in multi-disciplinary teams can prove beneficial potential challenges such as power dynamics differing viewpoints and disagreements with roles/responsibilities might arise. As every multi-disciplinary team is unique it is important to be aware of strategies to address challenges related to working in multi-disciplinary teams. Whether it is defining roles setting boundaries or ensuring all team members can contribute equally strategies like these can help multi-disciplinary teams address challenges they often encounter.