Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: in Forensic Settings

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Get crucial ethical and clinical knowledge as it relates to the legal system Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: in Forensic Settingscomprehensively focuses on the integration of ethical, legal, and clinical issues for practicing mental health professionals dealing with legal processes in forensic settings. This unique text is organized around the most current ethical and legal standards as defined by the mental health professionals of psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and psychiatry. Respected well-known authorities with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and professional experience offer a far-reaching discussion of ethical and legal issues important for every mental health professional to know. Practicing clinicians increasingly find themselves needing to deal with the legal system about a multitude of issues. Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: in Forensic Settingsnot only presents mental health professionals, but also attorneys who defend mental health professionals providing legal and ethical discussions of importance to the field. This powerful resource provides up-to-date crucial knowledge for graduate students and clinicians alike. The final book in the three volume series will focus on special populations/special treatment modalities. Topics in Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: in Forensic Settingsinclude: the discovery process depositions personal injury evaluations various types of witness preparation for court testimony psychological evaluations juvenile court dependency forensic evaluations dealing with litigation with civil lawsuits tests that relate to false memories of trauma APA "s Ethics Committee process and State Ethics Committees processes Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: in Forensic Settingsis an essential text for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, therapists, and graduate students in mental health and related fields.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Editorsp. ix
Assistant Editorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Mental Health Professional and the Legal System: Court Situations
Depositions: Discovery, Procedures, and Practice Pointersp. 7
Personal Injury: Consultation, Evaluation, and the Expert Witnessp. 21
Preparing for Court Testimonyp. 39
Forensic Assessment and Techniques
How to Complete and Use a Psychological Evaluation in an Ethical Mannerp. 51
Evaluating Child Custody Cases: Techniques and Maintaining Objectivityp. 69
Acting as a Special Master in High-Conflict Postdivorce Child Custody Casesp. 83
Ethics in Performing Criminal Forensic Evaluationsp. 105
Mental Health Professionals and Litigation
When a Mental Health Professional Is in Litigationp. 127
Civil Lawsuits: Malpractice Professional Liability Claims Process and Claims Historyp. 141
Treatment of Patients With Recovered Memories of Trauma and With False Memoriesp. 165
American Psychological Association and State Ethics Committeesp. 189
Glossaryp. 207
Indexp. 209
The Contributorsp. 219
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