Handbook of Forensic Assessment: Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 24, 2011 - Psychology - 896 pages
The first handbook to explore forensic assessment from psychiatric and psychological perspectives
"The editors have assembled a magnificent collaboration between psychiatrists and psychologists to bring forth critical knowledge and insight to the core competency of forensic assessment. This handbook is essential reading and a comprehensive resource for both newly minted and seasoned forensic practitioners."
"This long-awaited resource blows the dust off traditional standards, shakes the cobwebs out of our old ways of thinking, and shows the practical steps in producing work that will make sense to juries and withstand the most skillful cross-examination. . . . [T]here is no better resource."
"From preparation to collection to interpretation to communication of the results, this excellent, comprehensive treasure shows how to conduct forensic assessments. Each splendid evidence-based chapter is presented from the collaboration between psychologists and psychiatrists. It is a must-have resource for forensic experts as well as general practitioners or anyone wishing to understand standard of care in forensic assessment."
The practitioner-oriented coverage in the Handbook of Forensic Assessment examines:
Incorporating a wealth of current and multidisciplinary research, the Handbook of Forensic Assessment is destined to become every mental health professional's most valuable one-stop reference for their forensic work.
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Competence to Stand Trial
Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
Sex Offender Evaluations
Diminished Capacity in Federal Sentencing
Americans With Disabilities Act Evaluations
Competency to Consent to Treatment
Psychiatric and Psychological Malpractice
Fitness for Duty
FORENSIC PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS
Employment Discrimination and Harassment
Structural and Clinical Assessment of Risk of Violence
Child Abuse and Neglect
Education and Habilitation
Child Custody and Parental Fitness
Conceptualization and Assessment of Malingering
Appendix A Scientific Glossary
Appendix B Legal Glossary
Compendium of Cited Psychological Tests
Preliminary Report on Psychology