Welcome Letter from the Specialty Board President

Daniel A. Krauss


Welcome to the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) homepage. ABFP is a small, all-volunteer, non-profit organization that serves the public by promoting high-quality forensic psychological services. This is accomplished by certifying psychologists who demonstrate a high level of competence when applying the science, technology, and theoretical principles of psychology to matters of law. All psychologists board-certified by ABPP as forensic specialists have passed a rigorous examination process involving a comprehensive written examination, an expert review of their work product, and an in-depth, 3-hour oral examination by a panel of seasoned forensic specialists.

Many specialists, including myself, reflect on the process of board certification as serving not only to improve their individual practice but also enhancing their sense of professional identity and responsibility. As an added benefit to board certification, all ABPP forensic Specialists are invited to become fellows of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP). AAFP is the academic branch of ABFP that promotes high standards of specialized forensic practice, research, and consultation through the provision of excellent continuing education workshops. AAFP fellows also have a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from other experts in the field by way of a closed listserv. 

I am honored to serve as the 2022 president of this distinguished and dedicated group of professional psychologists. Please contact me or any of our officers if you have any questions about forensic psychology, our organization, or the board certification process.

Daniel A. Krauss, JD, PhD, ABPP
President, American Board of Forensic Psychology