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PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES SECTION OF ACCLAIMED AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES (AAFS) CONFERS FELLOWSHIP ON DR. RAYMOND H. HAMDEN.

Summary: The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences section of the acclaimed American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has conferred the title of Fellow

The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences section of the acclaimed American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) has conferred the title of Fellow on Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Director, Human Relations Institute & Clinics, to recognize his active involvement in achieving the organizationEe's objectives and peer reviewed contributions to the field.

The announcement was made on 18 February 2015 at AAFS Conference in Orlando Florida.

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance the application of science to the legal system. The Academy seeks to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

Members are promoted to Fellow status on meeting several criteria while serving as a Member. The criteria include certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general and forensic psychiatry (or equivalents for international members), or being a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology or American Board of Forensic Psychology and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (or equivalents for international members).

Members should also have attended at least two annual meetings of the AAFS to qualify for Fellowship. The meeting at which the title of Member was conferred, if attended, may be counted. However, the meeting at which the title of Fellow is being considered shall not be counted.

Additionally, Members should have served three years on the body or one year in case they have participated in a joint session of the AAFS or scientific presentation in a section other than the Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Section. Aspirants of the Fellow title must also have actively participated in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Section. Such participation could include the presentation of a scientific paper or serving as a moderator at an AAFS Annual Meeting, contribution to the Journal of Forensic Sciences, or active involvement on a working committee within the Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Section.

Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Director, Human Relations Institute and Clinics, said: EeAoI am privileged to have been honored with the Fellowship status by such a prestigious professional body such as the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The title validates my efforts to raise the contribution of forensic sciences for the benefit of society in my role as Forensic Psychologist. AAFS strives to raise the dependability on forensic sciences in legal matters, which can be a turning point for many individuals and governments. I reaffirm my commitment to making a positive difference to the community with my expertise and to supporting the objective of AAFS.EeAo

Dr. Raymond H. Hamden holds the post of Chair of The Foundation for International Human Relations. Dr. Hamden is a Life Member in the Association of Psychological Sciences (formerly American Psychological Society), International Society of Political Psychology, International Council of Psychologists, American College of Forensic Examiners International, and American Psychological Association. He is a member of the DC Psychological Association. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology (1977) and continued post-graduate studies at the Philadelphia School of Modern Psychoanalysis (1980). He also was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Psychology at the University of Maryland, Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CID/CM, 1986).

A consultant in clinical and forensic psychology and political psychology, Dr. Hamden is published and has consulted in more than 25 nations globally on topics of profiling, crisis intervention, trauma, and homeland security. He is a private practitioner in Washington DC and Dubai, UAE.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences has served a distinguished and diverse membership since its inception 66 years ago. Its 6,574 members are divided into 11 sections spanning the forensic enterprise. The AcademyEe's members include physicians, attorneys, dentists, toxicologists, anthropologists, document examiners, digital evidence experts, psychiatrists and psychologists, engineers, physicists, chemists, criminalists, educators, and others. Each section provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and recognizes special achievements.

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