Testifying in Court

Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433812125

Category: Law

Page: 251

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In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.
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The Expert Expert Witness

More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky,Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433820557

Category: Law

Page: 238

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Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. For more than two decades, Stanley Brodsky has taught expert witnesses simple and practical strategies they can use to negotiate challenges in the courtroom and give strong, effective testimony. In this thorough update to his classic guide, Brodsky and his equally prolific coauthor, Thomas Gutheil, continue to provide sage, humorous advice that will put expert witnesses at ease and allow them to comport themselves with poise and confidence throughout direct and cross-examination. Dr. Brodsky has been a visiting fellow at universities in New Zealand, India, Israel, and England.
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Learning Forensic Assessment

Research and Practice

Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681231

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

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Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.
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Forensic Reports and Testimony

A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Author: Randy K. Otto,Richart DeMier,Marcus Boccaccini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420942

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Forensic Reports & Testimony: A Guide to EffectiveCommunication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists provides aroadmap for the mental health professional who wants to provideconsistently accurate, defensible, and useful reports and testimonyto the legal system. Authors Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMier, andMarcus Boccaccini, recognized experts in the field, cover allaspects of the process, including preparing affidavits and reports,preparing for depositions, and testifying. Every written or spoken communication for the courts must beclear and precise, and distinguish between facts, inferences, andopinions. This book uniquely: •Shows the critical differences between forensicpsychological reports and the clinical reports psychologists andpsychiatrists are accustomed to writing •Includes and explains important maxims of forensic reportwriting, including separating facts from inferences, focusing onoffering expert opinions, explaining why you think what you think,and connecting the dots between facts and conclusions •Provides numerous examples of experts’ testimony,affidavits, reports-with commentary and critiques Expert forensic work deserves to be presented in a clear,precise, and understandable way so that it is useful to attorneys,judges, and juries. Forensic Reports & Testimonyprovides the guidelines and models forensic psychologists andforensic psychiatrists need to make that happen.
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The Psychiatric Witness in Court

What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

Author: Calvin A. Colarusso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442230401

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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The Psychiatric Witness in Court provides real case studies and testimonies for professionals interested in forensic psychiatry. Detailed information helps those who serve as expert witnesses to be well-prepared to understand the role of the mental health professional within the justice system.
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Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623739X

Category: Psychology

Page: 930

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This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.
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Risk Management in Social Work

Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153843X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This new text is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners, Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Reflecting on recent legal cases and research, Reamer identifies a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultations and referrals, fraud and deception, and termination of service. He also explores the unprecedented ethical challenges created by new digital technologies—such as online counseling, video counseling, and practitioners' use of social networks and social media—and describes current issues relating to HIPAA compliance and access to electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE).He concludes with practical suggestions for social workers named as defendants in lawsuits and respondents in licensing board complaints.
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Handbook of Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner,Randy K. Otto

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111828190X

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
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Brain Injury Medicine

Principles and Practice

Author: Douglas I Katz, MD,Ross D Zafonte, DO,Nathan D Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781934559505

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management issues involved in caring for the person with brain injury - from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. It is the definitive core text needed by all practitioners in this area, including physiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, nurses, and other health care professionals. Written by over 100 acknowledged leaders in the field, and containing hundreds of tables, graphs, and photographic images, the text deals with issues of neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitative care, treatment of specific populations, neurologic problems following injury, neuromusculoskeletal problems, and general management issues. Key features include: Emphasis on a disease state management approach to patient assessment and treatment Promotion of a holistic, biopsychosocial model of patient assessment and care Review of current expert consensus on practice guidelines Exploration of epidemiologic and basic pathophysiologic aspects of brain injury Examination of clinical issues throughout the continuum of rehabilitative care Cutting edge, practical information based on the authors' extensive clinical experience that will positively impact patients and families following brain injury
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Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Philip M. Stahl

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452255253

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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This important contribution to understanding the whole process of conducting child custody evaluation, based on the author's extensive experience, examines in detail the complex questions and issues involved. The many topics addressed include: interviewing parents and children; testifying in court; writing custody evaluations; assessing the capacity to parent; assessing the attachment of children to their parents; planning custody and parental access; children's adjustment to divorce; domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse; mental illness; parental alienation; and on-going evaluation.
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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Assessment, Treatment, and Research

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101136

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.
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Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults

Assessment and Intervention

Author: Sara Honn Qualls,Michael A. Smyer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470037980

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention helps to familiarize you with the legal and social contexts for decision making in potentially impaired individuals. Editors Sara Qualls and Michael Smyer have brought together a notable team of international contributors to provide you with a unique framework of the legal, social, and psychological approaches to assessing the ability of older adults to make decisions.
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Ethical Practice in Forensic Psychology

A Systematic Model for Decision Making

Author: Shane S. Bush,Mary A. Connell,Robert L. Denney

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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"While most psychologists working in forensic contexts aspire to practice in a manner consistent with the highest ideals of ethical practice, they face numerous and complex concerns and may be unclear about how to apply the Ethics Code and Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists to their real-world issues. In this book, the authors explore common ethical dilemmas forensic psychologists may encounter in procedures including referrals, evaluations, documentation of findings and opinions, and testimony and termination. The authors present and apply a practical, ethical decision-making model to timely case vignettes in civil, criminal, and child-family law to demonstrate how to approach the ethical challenges faced in forensic psychology; they also offer suggestions for addressing potential ethical misconduct by colleagues. This balanced and comprehensive volume will be a valuable addition to the library of forensic psychology students and trainees as well as career forensic psychologists"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
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Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care

50 Ways to Expand Your Practice

Author: Steven Walfish

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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This fascinating book is a cornucopia of useful stories from practitioners who took action to free their practices from the reins of managed care. By tapping into their natural interests, talents, and passions, these 50 entrepreneurial practitioners demonstrate ways you can reinvigorate your practice and achieve greater financial success at the same time. I loved this book!ùNancy E. bloater, PhD, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division of independent Practice and Clinical Psychologist, independent practice Extraordinary! This book brings together an impressive list of nonûmanaged care opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Practitioners looking to build a more lucrative practice outside of insurance panels should definitely read this, especially early career psychologistsùwhat a:great resource for getting started in practice the right way!ùJosephine S. Minardo, PsyD, Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists and Founder of Psych Internship Prep Successful practices outside of managed care result from developing personal passions, creating opportunities. . . and reading this book! Walfish connects the reader not only to real psychologists who have found a variety of niches but also to ready-touse strategies and practical references. You're sure to find several ideas to expand your practice.ùJana N. Martin, PhD, independent practice and Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological insurance Trust Pchologists are increasingly dissatisfied with managed care companies, yet they lack sound guidance on developing a practice that is not insurance-based. This book illustrates 50 strategies for creating a practice that is not dependent on managed care or insurance. The contributors describe how they successfully, carved out a niche in areas as varied as family and divorce counseling, teaching and supervision, health care, product development, and organizational con-suiting. They also describe their practice arrangements, training experiences, and primary activities, as well as the pros and cons of the career path; effective business approaches; and useful professional resources, books, journals, websites, and societies. This book provides plenty of ideas for early career psychologists and graduate students interested in starting a private practice as well as for seasoned practitioners who want to develop alternative income sources to minimize dependence on insurance companies.
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The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness

Author: Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780880487634

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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If you are like many of your colleagues, you are intrigued by the practice of forensic psychiatry and find the intellectual challenge of bridging the gap between psychiatry and law stimulating. You may even wish to offer your services as an expert witness in legal proceedings. However, your enthusiasm is tempered by the all too real nightmare of a lawyer puncturing your testimony with pointed questions, simultaneously destroying your professional reputation. Furthermore, you face the prospect of establishing your practice in forensic psychiatry through a grueling process of trial and error, a procedure that may also tarnish your reputation. In order to leave the familiar surroundings of your clinical practice to enter this new environment, you need a comprehensive, “how-to” manual that can guide you through the legal process and your role as expert witness while highlighting the pitfalls strewn in your path. The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessprovides practical, hands-on instruction for your role as an expert witness. A companion volume to The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide, this book encapsulates, into a single user-friendly volume, the wisdom and experience of one of the world’s leading forensic psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Gutheil. Using wit and an informal tone, Dr. Gutheil describes the ethical, clinical, and functional role of the expert witness. He guides you through the details of case evaluation, discovery and depositions, and trials so that you can provide truthful, ethical, and effective testimony and avoid potential hazards and pitfalls. Sharing dozens of invaluable hints and practical advice on numerous subjects such as writing forensic reports, withstanding cross-examination, maintaining objectivity, marketing your services ethically, and concluding fee agreements, Dr. Gutheil helps smooth your way into this exciting field. Armed with this knowledge and guidance, you will be fully prepared to embark on your career as an expert witness. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just a beginner, The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessis a reference that you cannot be without.
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Effective Medical Testifying

A Handbook for Physicians

Author: William T. Tsushima,Kenneth Kenji Nakano

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Providing abundant samples of legal questioning and the answers, this is the first handbook written for health care providers that focuses entirely on the strategies and verbal tactics employed by trial attorneys. This practical handbook presents the typical challenges faced in various cases.
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