The Mental Health Professional in Court: A Survival Guide is designed to help mental health professionals become more knowledgeable about the settings, assumptions, personnel, issues, and techniques involved in going to court, with the aim of demystifying the legal process and reducing anxiety about this inherently stressful experience.
Expert researchers and practitioners share essential information about providing mental health services to older adults in forensic contexts, and to the courts and judges involved. This book describes the nuts and bolts of civil litigation as it relates to brain injury, dementia, PTSD, and pain; assessment of competency to stand trial; and the ......
Offers a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the rapidly expanding specialty of forensics nursing. This up-to-date, evidence-based resource addresses all facets of forensics nursing, including legal and ethical issues, conducting interviews, trauma-informed care, delivering expert testimony, and documenting injuries.
Assists mental health professionals at various levels of career development in their effective production of forensic reports. This title features full-length report samples with step-by-step guides explaining how each section of the report is done, and extensive reference lists and appendices for further information and research.
The volume sheds new light on reducing disparities by complementing currently available monographs, through the provision of solutions that are not only theoretically innovative but also empirically effective. Indeed, Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions admirably achieves two key objectives that are crucial for advances in the ......
Provides information on the forensic social work issues encountered on a daily basis, such as: prevention of prisoner sudden deaths; expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering; treating dually diagnosed adolescents; jail mental health services for adults; drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories; and more.
Many of the chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay and lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children's statements.
A Practical Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys
Reviewing the three versions of the MMPI, the research identifying the MMPI's effectiveness and limitations in different kinds of civil and criminal forensic assessments, and the courts' recognition and restriction of MMPI-based testimony, this book provides comprehensive guidance to both novice and experienced professionals.
This comprehensive text addresses sexual harassment from a forensic psychiatric perspective. It reviews the law, social science research, clinical experience, and principles of forensic evaluation relevant to the highly adversarial legal arena of sexual harassment litigation.