Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals

Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals

by Jerrod M Brown, Erv Weinkauf

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547132379
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 486
Sales rank: 1,027,619
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Jerrod has been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past fifteen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefiting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Jerrod is the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP). Jerrod completed four master's degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI).

Erv Weinkauf, MA, is a retired Criminal Justice Department Chair (online) at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He directed and taught in the university's BA Criminal Justice program, MA Criminal Justice Leadership program, and MA program in Forensic Mental Health. The Forensic Mental Health program was developed by Jerrod Brown and Janina Cich from the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and Erv. He has co-authored and edited articles covering a variety of mental health topics such as autism, confabulation, family violence, fetal alcohol syndrome, malingering, offender reentry, sex offenders, and youth fire setting. Prior to Concordia University, Erv served as a police officer and deputy sheriff for thirty-seven years in Brown County, Minnesota. He retired in 2009. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Erv was an adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities for twenty years and guest instructor for the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) and Leadership Academies. He was a member of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Advisory Board and South Central Technical College Advisory Board. Erv held a variety of positions: Pro Kinship for Kids Mentor, Guardian ad Litem, Children's Justice Initiative Panel, and the development of Teen and Adult Drug Courts in Brown County, Minnesota. Erv was selected as Police Officer of the Year by the American Legion, State of Minnesota, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, State of Minnesota, was recipient of the Minnesota Public Safety Award of Honor, and Association of Training Officers of Minnesota (ATOM) Hall of Fame Award.

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