What are some of the goals of forensic psychology? or goals even for yourself? for your part in whatever you do and whatever you stand for if anything? What makes you want to learn forensic psychology or psychology or human behavior? What do you hope for the human world?
I feel these deeper soul searching questions give meaning to our lives as writers, leaders, creators, or psychologists and helps us tap back into why we are doing what we are doing and what we want to create in our own lives as well as our professional lives.
I was recently pondering current events, thinking about my work environment and people in general. I work with a schitzophrenic, a possible addict, and some other sketchy folks and from what I have learned in restaurant work as a cook and a supervisor is how to talk to people and how to de-escalate situations. Its a good thing to know, especially working with patients. This link here provides a nice example of how to de-escalate a situation. It involves using a low, dull tone of voice, not getting defensive even if you want to, becoming aware of a situation, other people around you and objects, watching out for your own body language . One should appear calm and self-assured, maintaining limited eye contact but being at the same eye level. Must have a neutral facial expression with palms facing up open and relaxed (I think of a standing shivansana pose). Do not shrug, point, or do any big gestures and maintain atleast 12 feet if possible as you approach. Ask simple questions: Hey what's your name? Acknowledge feelings without passing judgement express empathy which can come in the form of clarifying questions, paraphrasing the patient, and asking open-ended questions. Here is the full resource: