Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice: How to Create a Forensic Specialty in Your Mental Health Practice

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Wiley, Nov 3, 2006 - Psychology - 352 pages
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All the tips and tools you need to start, grow, and sustain a successful forensic psychology practice

Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice is the first book of its kind aimed at those mental health professionals and recent graduates interested in entering the growing and lucrative field of forensic psychology. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy guide provides you with tools and techniques for starting a thriving forensic psychology practice, or incorporating a forensic specialty into your current practice.

This comprehensive resource includes information on:

  • The difference between clinical and forensic practice
  • Advantages and disadvantages of forensic practice
  • Preparing for forensic psychological practice
  • Planning a forensic psychology business
  • How to market your practice
  • What lawyers look for in forensic psychologists as expert witnesses>
  • Ethics, professional competence, and risk management issues
  • Performing evaluations
  • Testifying in court and depositions

In addition, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice also features several helpful appendices that include sample evaluations and reports, as well as detailed discussions of child custody evaluation and assessment.

Covering everything from advice on how to dress for court to major concerns such as the problems of insanity defenses, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice puts the best solutions and information at your fingertips. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned practitioner, this invaluable resource will help you minimize the uncertainty of establishing your forensic practice while maximizing the rewards.

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About the author (2006)

Eric G. Mart, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Manchester, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Mart specializes in forensic psychology and his work in this area includes assessments of civil and criminal competencies, risk assessments, custody evaluations, special education cases, and offender treatment. He is also an internationally known expert on Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy and has testified on the subject in court cases throughout the United States and Canada.

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