Ziskin's Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony


Author: David Faust
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195174119
Category: Law
Page: 1121
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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.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Third Edition

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers
Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160623739X
Category: Psychology
Page: 930
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This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.

The Mental Health Professional and the Legal System


Author: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780873186254
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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A report by the Committee on Psychiatry and Law, of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, first published in 1991. Explains separately the legal relationship between a therapist and client, and giving testimony as an expert witness. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Custody of Children

A Behavioral Assessment Model
Author: Richard A. Marafiote
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468474731
Category: Psychology
Page: 277
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Separation and divorce have become an inevitable factor in American society. Even those of us who have not experienced these events di rectly have been touched by them through association with parents, friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Frequently, we have observed these individuals express a variety of negative emotions, including insecurity, anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. If children are involved, their par ents' decisions and often dysfunctional maneuvers in this matter will most likely have a profound affect on them. One such decision will be with whom they will live. Although the great majority of children will live with their mothers following a divorce, this arrangement is no longer accepted as inevitable. Changes such as an ever-increasing num ber of mothers with full-time out of home employment and research supporting the significance and competence of fathers in child rearing have led many observers to challenge the assumption of maternal supe riority. These changes, as well as those related to the law and child cus tody, for example the increased acceptability of a joint custody arrange ment, have complicated the process of deciding where a child should live after his or her parents' divorce. Consequently, others are fre quently called upon to assist in the decision making and render an opin ion concerning custody and visitation. By and large these individuals will be members of the mental health profession.

Cognition and Chance

The Psychology of Probabilistic Reasoning
Author: Raymond S. Nickerson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135614628
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
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Lack of ability to think probabilistically makes one prone to a variety of irrational fears and vulnerable to scams designed to exploit probabilistic naiveté, impairs decision making under uncertainty, facilitates the misinterpretation of statistical information, and precludes critical evaluation of likelihood claims. Cognition and Chance presents an overview of the information needed to avoid such pitfalls and to assess and respond to probabilistic situations in a rational way. Dr. Nickerson investigates such questions as how good individuals are at thinking probabilistically and how consistent their reasoning under uncertainty is with principles of mathematical statistics and probability theory. He reviews evidence that has been produced in researchers' attempts to investigate these and similar types of questions. Seven conceptual chapters address such topics as probability, chance, randomness, coincidences, inverse probability, paradoxes, dilemmas, and statistics. The remaining five chapters focus on empirical studies of individuals' abilities and limitations as probabilistic thinkers. Topics include estimation and prediction, perception of covariation, choice under uncertainty, and people as intuitive probabilists. Cognition and Chance is intended to appeal to researchers and students in the areas of probability, statistics, psychology, business, economics, decision theory, and social dilemmas.

Law in the Practice of Psychiatry

A Handbook for Clinicians
Author: Seymour L. Halleck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468478931
Category: Medical
Page: 306
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Once upon a time only forensic psychiatrists had much to do with law and the legal system. Now, hardly a day passes in the life of a clinician without some significant encounter with the interface between the law and the practice of psychiatry. That interface extends all the way from the general regulation of clinical practice to the specifics of clinical man agement of individual patients. It includes, like the chapters of this book, such important topics as informed consent, right to treatment, privilege and confidentiality, patients' rights, competency, psychiatric testimony, malpractice, and liability. Dr. Halleck is one of the professions' most distinguished thinkers and authors in the field of psychiatry and law, and is this year's recipient of the coveted Isaac Ray Award of the American Psychiatric Association. Having spent his entire academic and professional life deeply involved in the clinical practice of psychiatry, he is particularly well suited to understand and respond to the clinician's need for a clear and concise elucidation of those areas of psychiatry and law which are involved in the daily work of psychiatrists and all mental health professionals.

Learning Forensic Assessment


Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ron Roesch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135596212
Category: Law
Page: 632
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Providing an excellent resource for forensic psychology undergraduate students, this book offers students the opportunity to learn from experts, through the collection of outstanding articles. Unlike other books in the area that are topic specific, it also gives them comprehensive coverage of the subject. Divided into five broad topic areas, it covers: professional issues juvenile assessment criminal forensic assessment civil forensic assessment pervasive issues – malingering and psychopathy. Written by a group of internationally renowned contributors and including didactic information as well as providing discussions on practical issues regarding assessment and assessment instruments, this textbook will be invaluable reading for all students of forensic psychology.

Language and Narratives in Counseling and Psychotherapy


Author: Scott T. Meier, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108970
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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"This is a useful book with carefully condensed material that will be useful to beginning counselors and other helping professionals. It takes a large and complex literature base and shakes it down to some core useful concepts that will whet the beginning student's appetite." Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD Professor/Chair, Department of Counselor Education , University of Montana Narrative and language-based therapies help clients to see their presenting problems as separate from themselves through the assumption that they have many skills and competencies that will enable them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. This highly accessible, step-by-step guide to incorporating principles of narrative and language-based approaches to therapy into practice demystifies these techniques for therapists and counselors in training. Illustrated with concrete examples and findings from empirical research, the text helps readers to understand the importance of language and narrative in the therapeutic alliance and to apply language- and narrative-based principles in counseling and psychotherapy. In a concise, straightforward format designed to facilitate student learning, each chapter describes a set of related principles and practices that encompasses counselor/student dialogues, in-depth discussion of each principle, the empirical bases for these principles and practices, and student assignments that foster additional learning. The book also discusses the theoretical and philosophical foundation of narrative therapies including developments in emotion science and word use research and their translation to counseling practice. Key Features: Provides step-by-step techniques for putting the principles of narrative and language-based therapies into practice Demystifies narrative and language-based approaches to therapy for therapists and counselors in trainingPresents concepts in the format of essential guidelines, building from basic ideas to more complex and advanced principles Includes empirical research to demonstrate validity of the principles of narrative and language-based therapies Contains counselor/student dialogues and assignments to foster additional learning

Product Liability


Author: John S. Allee,Theodore V. H. Mayer,Robb W. Patryk
Publisher: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 9781588520265
Category: Law
Page: 550
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This book analyzes the theory and practice of products liability litigation, whether the issue is drugs, food, chemicals, or any of the 100s of other products that may be the subject of litigation.

Law and Society


Author: Steven Vago
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131734684X
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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For one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Examines the interplay between law and society. Law and Society, 10e provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives. In addition, it looks at the legal system in the context of race, class, and gender and considers multicultural and cross-cultural issues in a contemporary and interdisciplinary context.

Bridging Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention


Author: Scott T. Meier
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923688
Category: Psychology
Page: 191
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Bridging Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention presents a new approach to the integration of science and practice in clinical work. Author Scott T. Meier systematically connects case conceptualization, assessment, and analysis of intervention effects. This integrative approach differs from traditional methods of teaching counseling in its emphasis on the inclusion of assessment data in the intervention process. With its emphasis on concepts and procedure, Bridging Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Intervention is intended as a manual for students in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or counseling and practicing psychotherapists, psychiatrists, or counselors.

Spiritualität in den Gesundheitsberufen

Ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden
Author: Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170275208
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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Ärzte, Pflegekräfte und Psychotherapeuten erheben in Europa bislang im Rahmen ihrer Diagnostik in aller Regel keine spirituelle Anamnese und gehen in der Behandlung nur selten auf die spirituellen Bedürfnisse ihrer Patienten ein. Angehörige der Gesundheitsberufe betrachten Religiosität und Spiritualität entweder nicht als ihren Zuständigkeitsbereich oder sind unsicher im Umgang damit. Dieses Buch gibt Grundlagen zum Thema und bietet allen Berufsgruppen innerhalb des therapeutischen Teams konkrete Hilfestellungen zum Umgang mit den spirituellen Bedürfnissen ihrer Patienten. Auch problematische Aspekte werden beleuchtet. Gesundheitsrelevante Informationen zu verschiedenen Religionen und ein Muster-Curriculum runden das Werk ab.

Trauma


Author: Marshall Houts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wounds and injuries
Page: N.A
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Mastering Expert Testimony

A Courtroom Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
Author: William T. Tsushima,Robert M. Anderson, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135692815
Category: Psychology
Page: 232
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The past two decades have seen a rapidly growing involvement of psychologists and psychiatrists in legal proceedings for criminal cases, divorces, and traffic and industrial accidents. Mental health professionals are traditionally not trained to cope with the legal responsibilities that arise from their routine clinical work and are eager to learn the professional skills that are needed in forensic settings. There is presently no book which focuses entirely on the strategies and verbal tactics employed by attorneys who critically examine and challenge the testimony of mental health professionals. If psychologists and psychiatrists can familiarize themselves with the kind of questions and verbal exchanges that take place in the courtroom, they would be better prepared to provide their expertise in an effective manner. This book fills that need. Designed as a practical handbook to assist practitioners from all mental health disciplines, it focuses on typical courtroom dialogue between attorneys and mental health professionals who testify regarding their psychotherapy clients and also those who are hired by attorneys specifically to provide expert opinions. The authors, who have extensive experience in the courtroom, offer well-thought-out, effective responses as contrasted with impulsive and weak answers to attorneys' queries. Actual cases are employed to illustrate typical challenges in various legal areas, including criminal law, child custody hearings, and personal injury cases. Certain forensic issues such as the scientific bases of expert opinions, the accuracy of psychological vs. medical tests, and malingering, are emphasized throughout the chapters. The book is based on the belief that exposure to courtroom dialogue enhances the awareness of appropriate professional responses to an attorney's cross-examination and greatly alleviates fear toward a situation well-known to provoke intense levels of anxiety. Although it is written alluding to the forensic psychologist or psychiatrist, the strategies for the witness are readily applicable in most instances to all mental health professionals. Issues such as therapist bias, unconfirmed observations, and cultural and ethnic factors are clearly relevant to all who provide mental health services.

Handbook of Religion and Mental Health


Author: Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080533711
Category: Psychology
Page: 408
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The Handbook of Religion and Mental Health is a useful resource for mental health professionals, religious professionals, and counselors. The book describes how religious beliefs and practices relate to mental health and influence mental health care. It presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy and includes discussions on specific religions and their perspectives on mental health. Provides a useful resource for religious and mental health professionals Describes the connections between spirituality, religion, and physical and mental health Discusses specific religions and their perspectives on mental health Presents research on the association between religion and personality, coping behavior, anxiety, depression, psychoses, and successes in psychotherapy

The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions

A Handbook
Author: Gisli H. Gudjonsson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470857943
Category: Psychology
Page: 704
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This volume, a sequel to The Psychology of Interrogations, Confessions and Testimony which is widely acclaimed by both scientists and practitioners, brings the field completely up-to-date and focuses in particular on aspects of vulnerability, confabulation and false confessions. The is an unrivalled integration of scientific knowledge of the psychological processes and research relating to interrogation, with the practical investigative and legal issues that bear upon obtaining, and using in court, evidence from interrogations of suspects. * Accessible style which will appeal to academics, students and practitioners * Authoritative integration of theory, research, practical implications and vivid case illustration * Coverage of topical issues like confabulation, false memory, and false confessions Part of the Wiley Series in The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law