It is with great satisfaction that we invite everyone to participate in the I International Congress of Forensic Psychology (I CIPF) promoted by the Psychological Assessment and Expertise Laboratory (LAPeP) of the State University of Piauí (UESPI).
The I CIPF will occur from March 23 to 26, 2022, entirely remotely and online. In the field of Legal Psychology, the practices Psychologists develop are psychological assessment, forensic expertise, legal counselling, guidance, referral, mediation, active participation in the articulation of public policies for network care, psychological care with the family and/or with some of its members, formulation of questions, elaboration of reports, opinions, reports and reports, work with groups, etc.
The shift to action more concerned with the effects of work for people who refer their conflicts to the Judiciary marks an advance in the reflections on daily practice in judicial institutions. This fact expands the Psychologist’s insertion in the legal sphere, at the same time that it demands a constant updating of the professionals involved in the area.
Acting in an interface with the Judiciary, whether in Courts, in the Prison System, in the Social-Educational System or the Psychosocial Care and Protection Networks, requires that the Psychologist understand the scope and limits of her functions and establish forms of communication that reflect the work that he develops in it. The most recent legal frameworks, especially those related to populations most vulnerable, such as children, adolescents, inmates, women, elderly individuals and people with disabilities, emphasize Psychology by demanding that operators of the Law substantiate their decisions not only in legal knowledge but complement the interpretation of laws with technical positions from other areas of knowledge.
Psychology take a stand regarding the quality of relationships established between people, the personality characteristics of an individual, the living conditions in a territory, the capacity for self-care, developmental problems in childhood and adolescence, among others. Human conditions on which it has an exclusive theoretical-methodological framework and, therefore, irreplaceable. Another significant contemporary milestone was the decree of the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic on March 11, 2020, by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO declared that the world was experiencing a COVID-19 pandemic in this context, which continues until the present moment and causes countless infections and deaths around the world. However, these are not the only problems caused by the disease, as this entire social and historical context has contributed to relevant changes in the structure of social relations that reflect greater demands on the justice system, especially in childhood and family courts and in conflict mediation.
Therefore, discussions, data collection and the intersection of knowledge and possible practices for today are necessary. Thinking about this whole scenario and considering the importance of understanding and discussing the teaching and practices of Legal Psychology, the I CIPF will address the theme “Current perspectives and contexts”. With this, it intends to approach the theme through lectures, round tables and short courses, which will count on the participation of renowned professionals and researchers, national and international, of Forensic Psychology in its various specialities. We count on the participation of all of you to contribute to the event’s main objective: the exchange of experiences and mutual learning. So that interaction can begin, we invite all of you to follow the event’s official page and to like, comment and share the Congress information that will be available on the event’s social networks.