Who We Are
At ForensicPsychology.net we aim to be the world’s premier resource for students pursuing a degree in forensic psychology at any level. We provide students with everything that they need to make an objective, informed decision regarding whether or not they should pursue forensic psychology degrees. In addition to detailed facts, statistics, figures, and tables about forensic psychology education, we also provide personal anecdotes and advice about life after graduation.
The most central component of our website is a thorough and candid discussion on forensic psychology professions and their requisite education levels. Through this dialogue our resident expert, David Wachtel, aims to methodically and completely answer all of the questions a prospective student of forensic psychology could ask. To help ensure that students know what to expect if they do decide to pursue a degree in this field, David carefully discusses and highlights the most important issues to be aware of today. David maintains a Questions and Answers database in order to keep this conversation fresh.
We also have an original aptitude test that prospective students can take to find out if they are well-suited for a career in forensic psychology. This 10 question quiz is specifically designed to help students compare their strengths and weaknesses with the skills necessary to be a successful forensic psychologist.
Lastly, we feature 3 unique interviews on our website. These interviews are with forensic psychology students, professors, and professionals. They were meticulously conducted in order to give prospective students the most thorough insight into forensic psychology education possible, as well as to truly express what a career in forensic psychology would be like from a day-to-day perspective. We also feature a particularly helpful video interview with forensic psychologist David Dixon, who shares his personal experiences to help students decide whether or not forensic psychology is right for them.
Dr. Wachtel is a licensed psychologist who has provided Forensic Psychology services for over 23 years and has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for over 31 years. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Georgia and completed a NIMH postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He founded and has directed The Center for Compulsive and Addictive Behavior since 1989 and has served as the Director of Psychological Services for Premier Psychological Services, which specializes in ADHD, learning disabilities and eating disorders, since 2004. He has conducted presentations and workshops on forensic, clinical, and ethical issues on the local, state, and national levels.