More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky,Thomas G. Gutheil
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. For more than two decades, Stanley Brodsky has taught expert witnesses simple and practical strategies they can use to negotiate challenges in the courtroom and give strong, effective testimony. In this thorough update to his classic guide, Brodsky and his equally prolific coauthor, Thomas Gutheil, continue to provide sage, humorous advice that will put expert witnesses at ease and allow them to comport themselves with poise and confidence throughout direct and cross-examination. Dr. Brodsky has been a visiting fellow at universities in New Zealand, India, Israel, and England.
Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.
Research and Practice
Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch
Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.
A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists
Author: Randy K. Otto,Richart DeMier,Marcus Boccaccini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Forensic Reports & Testimony: A Guide to EffectiveCommunication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists provides aroadmap for the mental health professional who wants to provideconsistently accurate, defensible, and useful reports and testimonyto the legal system. Authors Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMier, andMarcus Boccaccini, recognized experts in the field, cover allaspects of the process, including preparing affidavits and reports,preparing for depositions, and testifying. Every written or spoken communication for the courts must beclear and precise, and distinguish between facts, inferences, andopinions. This book uniquely: •Shows the critical differences between forensicpsychological reports and the clinical reports psychologists andpsychiatrists are accustomed to writing •Includes and explains important maxims of forensic reportwriting, including separating facts from inferences, focusing onoffering expert opinions, explaining why you think what you think,and connecting the dots between facts and conclusions •Provides numerous examples of experts’ testimony,affidavits, reports-with commentary and critiques Expert forensic work deserves to be presented in a clear,precise, and understandable way so that it is useful to attorneys,judges, and juries. Forensic Reports & Testimonyprovides the guidelines and models forensic psychologists andforensic psychiatrists need to make that happen.
Author: David Faust
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This highly effective guide is designed to help attorneys differentiate expert testimony that is scientifically well-established from authoritative pronouncements that are mainly speculative. Building on the foundation of Jay Ziskin's classic work, this updated text blends the best of previous editions with discussion of positive scientific advances in the field to provide practical guidance for experts and lawyers alike. Major contributors in the field summarize the state of the literature in numerous key areas of the behavioral sciences and law. Working from these foundations, the text provides extensive guidance, tips, and strategies for improving the quality of legal evaluations and testimony, appraising the trustworthiness of experts' opinions, and as follows, bolstering or challenging conclusions in a compelling manner. Distinctive features of this text include detailed coverage of admissibility and Daubert challenges, with unique chapters written by an eminently qualified judge and attorney; hundreds of helpful suggestions covering such topics as forensic evaluations, discovery, and the conduct of depositions and cross-examinations; and two chapters on the use of visuals to enhance communication and persuasiveness, including a unique chapter with over 125 model visuals for cases in psychology and law. More than ever, the sixth edition is an invaluable teaching tool and resource, making it a 'must have' for mental health professionals and attorneys.
A Practical Review of the Fundamentals
Author: Hideo H. Itabashi, MD,John M. Andrews, MD,Uwamie Tomiyasu, MD,Stephanie S. Erlich, MD,Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, MD, FRCP(C),
Publisher: Academic Press
Forensic Neuropathology provides superior visual examples of the more commonly encountered conditions in forensic neuropathology and answers questions that arise regarding neuropathological findings. The work includes values for frequently-encountered clinical assessments, and contains a more comprehensive summary of aging/dating of various neuropathological processes than is available in any other single current source. General pathology residents, forensic pathology and neuropathology fellows, and general pathologists and clinicians involved in referred cases will find this book extremely useful, as will individuals in allied fields such as law enforcement officers and attorneys. Forensic Neuropathology aims to: (1) provide a concise summary of practical information frequently needed in forensic neuropathology cases; (2) include selected material previously known but perhaps not significantly emphasized in current literature; and (3) where possible, to suggest aging/dating parameters for certain neuropathological findings relevant to forensic neuropathology testimony. As a selective reference, the volume emphasizes practical issues and focuses on the most commonly encountered issues among neuropathology and medical examiner professionals. * Over 800 high-quality full-color photographs, gross and microscopic as well as illustrative line drawings * Use of actual cases, briefly summarized and illustrated to emphasize key principles * Focuses on the most-commonly encountered cases as relate to forensic incident and covers these aspects in depth and detail
Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action
Author: Frederic G. Reamer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
This new text is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners, Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Reflecting on recent legal cases and research, Reamer identifies a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervision, consultations and referrals, fraud and deception, and termination of service. He also explores the unprecedented ethical challenges created by new digital technologies—such as online counseling, video counseling, and practitioners' use of social networks and social media—and describes current issues relating to HIPAA compliance and access to electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchanges (HIE).He concludes with practical suggestions for social workers named as defendants in lawsuits and respondents in licensing board complaints.
Assessment, Treatment, and Research
Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.
Theory, Practice and Research
Author: Dr Douglas P. Boer,Dr Reinhard Eher,Dr Leam A. Craig,Dr Michael H. Miner,Dr Friedemann Pfäfflin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware
Author: Philip J. Candilis,Robert Weinstock,Richard Martinez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book details possible ethical situations and pitfalls that forensic psychiatric experts would commonly encounter when making a court testimony. Richly illustrated with cases from medicine, psychiatry, and law, this elegantly written volume examines the common moral ground that links these usually separate domains, and relates forensic ethics to larger concepts of morality and justice.
A Systematic Model for Decision Making
Author: Shane S. Bush,Mary A. Connell,Robert L. Denney
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
"While most psychologists working in forensic contexts aspire to practice in a manner consistent with the highest ideals of ethical practice, they face numerous and complex concerns and may be unclear about how to apply the Ethics Code and Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists to their real-world issues. In this book, the authors explore common ethical dilemmas forensic psychologists may encounter in procedures including referrals, evaluations, documentation of findings and opinions, and testimony and termination. The authors present and apply a practical, ethical decision-making model to timely case vignettes in civil, criminal, and child-family law to demonstrate how to approach the ethical challenges faced in forensic psychology; they also offer suggestions for addressing potential ethical misconduct by colleagues. This balanced and comprehensive volume will be a valuable addition to the library of forensic psychology students and trainees as well as career forensic psychologists"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know
Author: Calvin A. Colarusso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Psychiatric Witness in Court provides real case studies and testimonies for professionals interested in forensic psychiatry. Detailed information helps those who serve as expert witnesses to be well-prepared to understand the role of the mental health professional within the justice system.
Assessment and Intervention
Author: Sara Honn Qualls,Michael A. Smyer
Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention helps to familiarize you with the legal and social contexts for decision making in potentially impaired individuals. Editors Sara Qualls and Michael Smyer have brought together a notable team of international contributors to provide you with a unique framework of the legal, social, and psychological approaches to assessing the ability of older adults to make decisions.
Category: Academic libraries
50 Ways to Expand Your Practice
Author: Steven Walfish
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
This fascinating book is a cornucopia of useful stories from practitioners who took action to free their practices from the reins of managed care. By tapping into their natural interests, talents, and passions, these 50 entrepreneurial practitioners demonstrate ways you can reinvigorate your practice and achieve greater financial success at the same time. I loved this book!ùNancy E. bloater, PhD, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division of independent Practice and Clinical Psychologist, independent practice Extraordinary! This book brings together an impressive list of nonûmanaged care opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Practitioners looking to build a more lucrative practice outside of insurance panels should definitely read this, especially early career psychologistsùwhat a:great resource for getting started in practice the right way!ùJosephine S. Minardo, PsyD, Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists and Founder of Psych Internship Prep Successful practices outside of managed care result from developing personal passions, creating opportunities. . . and reading this book! Walfish connects the reader not only to real psychologists who have found a variety of niches but also to ready-touse strategies and practical references. You're sure to find several ideas to expand your practice.ùJana N. Martin, PhD, independent practice and Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological insurance Trust Pchologists are increasingly dissatisfied with managed care companies, yet they lack sound guidance on developing a practice that is not insurance-based. This book illustrates 50 strategies for creating a practice that is not dependent on managed care or insurance. The contributors describe how they successfully, carved out a niche in areas as varied as family and divorce counseling, teaching and supervision, health care, product development, and organizational con-suiting. They also describe their practice arrangements, training experiences, and primary activities, as well as the pros and cons of the career path; effective business approaches; and useful professional resources, books, journals, websites, and societies. This book provides plenty of ideas for early career psychologists and graduate students interested in starting a private practice as well as for seasoned practitioners who want to develop alternative income sources to minimize dependence on insurance companies.
A Practice-Based Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Professional Ethics
Author: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel,R. Elliott Ingersoll
A practical, easy-to-use, and comprehensive reference for mental health professionals The Mental Health Desk Reference is the ultimate guide to effective and responsible mental health practice. It provides authoritative, concise, and up-to-date information from more than seventy experts regarding diagnosis, treatment, and ethics of practice. Each entry summarizes key constructs and terminology associated with the topic, major findings from research, and specific recommendations on theory and practice. Important topics covered include: * Adjustment disorders and life stress * Diagnosis and treatment of adults * Diagnosis and treatment of children * Crisis intervention * Diverse populations * Group and family interventions * Practice management * Professional issues * Ethical and legal issues * Professional resources These detailed, readable entries-based on the most extensive and reliable research available-form a comprehensive, straightforward, and quick-reference resource applicable to practitioners across every field in mental health. The Mental Health Desk Reference is the single resource no mental health professional can afford to be without.
Author: James C. Garriott,William Henry Anderson
Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing
Alcohol-related litigation typically pertains to arrests of drinking drivers, but also includes industrial accidents, public transport accidents, and violent crimes. Even so, the medical and legal aspects of alcohol are complex topics due to many different components present in alcohol-related cases. This book covers many important topics including alcohol and the law, biochemistry of alcohol, physiology and alcohol, blood, urine, other fluid and tissue specimens for alcohol analyses, analysis for alcohol in postmortem specimens, computer tools for body alcohol evaluation, breath as a specimen for analysis for ethanol and other low molecular weigh alcohols. The wealth of information presented in this book makes it an invaluable resource when investigating and litigating cases involving alcohol.
The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies
Author: Shannon P. Pratt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Capitalize on All the Latest Legal, Financial, and Compliance Information Needed to Analyze and Appraise Any Business For over 25 years, Valuing a Business has provided professionals and students with expert business valuation information, offering clear, concise coverage of valuation principles and methods. Over the decades, the book's unsurpassed explanations of all valuation issues have made it the definitive text in the field, against which every other business valuation book is measured. Now updated with new legal, financial, and compliance material, the Fifth Edition of Valuing a Business presents detailed answers to virtually all valuation questions_ranging from executive compensation and lost profits analysis...to ESOP issues and valuation discounts. Written by Shannon Pratt, one of the world's leading authorities on business valuation, this updated classic offers a complete “one-stop” compendium of information on the full range of valuation concepts and methods. Valuing a Business contains step-by-step discussions and analyses of: Business Valuation Standards and Credentials Defining the Assignment Business Valuation Theory and Principles Gathering Company Data Site Visits and Interviews Researching Economic and Industry Information Analyzing Financial Statements Financial Statement Ratio Analysis Income, Market, and Asset-Based Approaches to Valuation The Capitalized Excess Earnings Method Premiums and Discounts Writing and Reviewing Business Valuation Reports Valuing Debt Securities, Preferred Stock, Stock Options, and S Corporation Stock Valuations for Estate and Gift Tax Purposes Buy-Sell Agreements Valuations for Income Tax Purposes Valuation with Employee Stock Ownership Plans Valuations for Ad Valorem Taxation Dissenting Stockholder and Minority Oppression Actions Valuations for Marital Dissolution Purposes Litigation Support Services Expert Testimony Arbitration and Mediation This landmark reference also presents a wealth of recent court cases for each valuation area, which together provide a comprehensive overview of all the legal rulings and trends in the field of business valuation.
Psychology and the Law
Author: Tara L. Kuther
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Careers in Psychology and Law is a supplemental text that deals the work involved, salaries, and training available for various careers in psychology. The book contains profiles of practicing psychologists to give students a clear sense of what each career involves. For example, there is a profile of Karen Franklin on expert testimony, a profile of Scyatta Wallace who is a congressional fellow, as well as Lawrence Wrightsman for forensic psychology.
Category: Mental health laws