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

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Steven F Bucky, Joanne E Callan, George Stricker
Taylor & Francis, Apr 24, 2009 - Psychology - 232 pages
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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 Settings comprehensively 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 Settings not 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 Settings include:
  • 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 Settings is an essential text for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, therapists, and graduate students in mental health and related fields.

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