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Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches graduate courses on professional ethics, conflict resolution, social work practice skills, and substance abuse. Dr. Barsky has practiced social work and mediation in settings that include the criminal court in New York and the family courts in New York, Toronto, and Fort Lauderdale. Widely published, Dr. Barsky is Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the National Association of Social Workers and is a past president of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation.
Table of Contents
Prologue 1. Introduction 2. Beginning with Yourself 3. First Contact 4. Preparation for Legal Proceedings 5. Oral Testimony at Trial 6. Clinical Records 7. Expert Witnesses 8. Documentary Evidence, with Diane Green 9. Claims against Clinicians 10. Alternatives and Precursors to Adjudication 11. Conclusion Epilogue Glossary Appendices: A. Service Agreement for an Expert Witness for Review/Rebuttal Services B. Fee Arrangement for an Expert Witness Who Is Called to Testify C. Statement of Understanding to Participate in a Forensic Psychological Evaluation D. Initial Letter to Attorneys after Evaluator Received an Appointment Order E. Sample Affidavit F. Motion to Quash Subpoena G. For Further Reflection Resources Websites for Legal Research Forensic Journals Professional Associations with Interest in Forensic Practice