Handbook of Forensic Assessment: Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives (Google eBook)
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:
The current state of psychology and psychiatry--including requisite clinical competencies, ethical guidelines, and considerations of multidisciplinary collaboration
Various approaches to assessments in criminal and civil matters
The principles of effective preparation, data collection, and interpretation, as well as communication for each special situation
Topics including competence to stand trial, sexual offender evaluations, addictions, child abuse, and education
Overarching practice issues, such as practice development, retention, compensation, consultation, and forensic treatment
Includes sample reports that demonstrate the integrative potential of both psychology and psychiatry
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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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