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

Editor : Steven F. Bucky, Editor : George Stricker, Editor : Joanne E. Callan

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

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2009
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 232
  • Category :
    Forensic
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 28525
  • ISBN 13 : 9780789038173
  • ISBN 10 : 078903817X

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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, legal and ethical discussions of importance to the field. This powerful resource provides up-to-date crucial knowledge for graduate students and clinicians alike.

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Topics covered 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; and, APAs Ethics Committee process and State Ethics Committees processes.

This 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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