Forensic Mental Health Insider

Official Membership Publication of AIAFS

Volume 1, Issue 1

  • Arsonist Sub-Types How Understanding Them Assists in Investigations and Treatment [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Competency to Stand Trial (CST): A Need for Greater Understanding and Further Research

  • Confabulation among Offender Populations: Facts Correctional Professionals Need to Know

  • Data-Driven Decision Making- One States Efforts to Improve Juvenile Justice Outcomes [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • The Essentiality of Sleep While Recovering From Depression

  • Ten Facts about Youth Firesetting that Law Enforcement Professionals Need to Know

Volume 1, Issue 2

  • Desistance from Crime: An Introduction for Criminal Justice Professionals

  • Neonaticide and Infanticide

  • Policing the People – Mental Health, Diversity, Ethics [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Quick Guide for Parents: What to Expect as a Caretaker of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Repercussions of Bullying on Adolescent Mental Health

  • Unintended Mental Consequences of Gang Membership

Volume 1, Issue 3

  • Agency Spotlight-Building Bridges [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Agency Spotlight-Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN (PSI Minnesota) [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Applying Psychology to Law: An Expert Interview with Dr. Carlo Giacomoni [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Empowering Individuals Toward Their Dreams - One Caseload at Time: Case Management Best Practices (A Five-Part Series)

  • Expanding Minds Through Experience [Forensic Mental Health Columnist Interview]

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a Social Issue

  • General Aggression Model (GAM): Overview and Application

  • The Internet, Social Media, and Gangs: A Brief

  • Member Spotlight Article - Kristy Donaldson, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, CHST

  • Perinatal Mental Health: Why Screening isn’t Enough

  • Postpartum Mental Health: Why Screening Isn’t Enough

  • Sleep and Suicide: A Tangible Intervention

  • Vertical Heterophoria: An Overlooked Symptom of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Volume 1, Issue 4

  • Advocacy at the Professional Level

  • Agency Spotlight- Additional Testing, Inc.

  • Agency Spotlight-Autism Society of Minnesota

  • Agency Spotlight- Hope Tree Therapy and Wellness, PLLC

  • Agency Spotlight-Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association [rffada]

  • Corrections- Working as a Sex Offender Treatment Specialist

  • Deciphering Deception

  • Evidently It’s Not So Evident

  • Existing Theory and Evidence of Memory in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Legal Concerns

  • Expanding Minds Through Experience

  • Gangs in the Media

  • Legacy of Leadership

  • Intrusive Thoughts and Images in the Perinatal Populations How to Assess True Safety Risk

  • Neurofatigue After TBI

  • Pathways to the Darkside On Becoming a Criminal (Forensic) Psychologist

  • Professional Spotlight - Don Porth

  • Quick Guide to Peaceful Traveling with a Child with Autism

  • The Depression Files

  • Theories and Models That Support Case Management Goals

Volume 2, Issue 1

  • Agency Spotlight Autism Society of Minnesota

  • Agency Spotlight The Paragon Group

  • Legacy of Leadership

  • Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma – My Story

  • Professional Spotlight Expert Interview with Heather Evans

  • Professional Spotlight Expert Interview with Nicole Babauta

  • Sensory-Friendly Matters Why Accommodations are Necessary for Individuals with Autism

  • Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research-A Resource for Forensic Mental Health Professionals

  • Temporal Fluctuations in Suicide

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Mood Disorders

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Peer Review Panel

Forensic Mental Health Insider (FMHI) is peer-reviewed by professionals from the fields of criminal justice, education, forensics, human service, law, and psychology. The names of these professionals are included on the right side of every FMHI article.

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About the Publication

Forensic Mental Health Insider is the official, quarterly membership publication of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). It is one of two publications in the Forensic Scholars Membership Program. Every article is written with the intention of providing informative, clear-cut and useful information for professionals and students interested in learning more about topics related to the field of forensic mental health.

Forensic Mental Health Columnist

Cheryl Arndt, Ph.D., is the Forensic Mental Health Columnist for the Forensic Mental Health Insider publication. Cheryl conducts exclusive interviews of professionals in forensic mental health disciplines. Click here for her biography. 

Amanda (Mandy) Fenrich, MA, is the copy editor and one of our Forensic Mental Health Columnists for FMHI. Click here for her full biography. 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Expert Columnist

Brooke Luckhardt, MS, CBIS, is the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Expert Columnist for the Forensic Mental Health Insider publication. Click here for her full biography. 

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