Clinicians in Court: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know / Edition 1

Clinicians in Court: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know / Edition 1

by Allan E. Barsky, Jonathan W. Gould, Jonathan Gould
     
 


Mental health professionals are often called on to give evidence or expert testimony in a range of circumstances, including family law and child welfare trials, mental health hearings, malpractice lawsuits, criminal trials, government hearings, and private arbitration.This volume provides practical information and proven guidelines to help clinicians from any… See more details below

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Mental health professionals are often called on to give evidence or expert testimony in a range of circumstances, including family law and child welfare trials, mental health hearings, malpractice lawsuits, criminal trials, government hearings, and private arbitration.This volume provides practical information and proven guidelines to help clinicians from any background understand their role in legal proceedings--and participate effectively, ethically, and with minimal stress. Including case examples that illustrate each stage of the legal process, the book describes how to respond to subpoenas or contacts from lawyers; what to do to prepare for particular court actions or adjudicative proceedings; and how to ensure that all documentation is complete and legally admissible and confidentiality requirements are met. Also presented is valuable advice on avoiding legal pitfalls and coping with challenging situations on and off the witness stand. Special features include helpful checklists; samples of affidavits, retainer agreements, and other materials that can be adapted for use in the reader's own practice; and a glossary of relevant legal terms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572307889
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents


Contents
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 BEGINNING WITH YOURSELF
Chapter 3 FIRST CONTACT
Chapter 4 PREPARATION FOR LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Chapter 5 ORAL TESTIMONY AT AN ADJUDICATION
Chapter 6 CLINICAL RECORDS
Chapter 7 EXPERT WITNESSES
Chapter 8 DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
Chapter 9 CLAIMS AGAINST CLINICIANS
Chapter 10 ALTERNATIVES TO ADJUDICATION
Chapter 11 CONCLUSION
Epilogue
Glossary
Appendices
A. Service Agreement for an Expert Witness for Review/Rebuttal Services
B. Fee Arrangement for an Expert Witness Who Is Called to Testify
C. Informed Consent to Participate in a Forensic Psychological Evaluation
D. Initial Letter to Attorneys after an Appointment Order
E. Sample Affidavit
References
Index

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