Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims

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Oxford University Press, USA, Jul 6, 2011 - Psychology - 262 pages
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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.Volumes include the following helpful features:DT Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluationsDT Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfallsDT Highlighting of relevant case law and statutesDT Separate list of assessment tools for easy referenceDT Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topicIn making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.This book addresses the assessment of personal injury claims, and explores the history and importance of this process, the legal standards and the procedure for applying this assessment in court. Established empirical foundations from the behavioral, social, and medical sciences are then presented. Finally, the book provides a detailed "how-to" for practitioners, including information on data collection, interpretation, report writing and expert testimony.
 

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Contents

APPLICATION
75
References
211
Forensic Services Contract
233
Statement of Understanding for an Evaluation and Release of Information
239
Request for Collateral Interviews
241
Cases
243
Key Terms
245
Index
249
About the Authors
261
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Andrew W. Kane, Ph.D., ABAP is Professor, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology and a Forensic Psychologist in Private Practice.

Joel A. Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP is Assistant Professor, University of Arizona and a Forensic Psychologist in Private Practice.

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