Essentials of California Mental Health / Edition 1

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Overview

This series arose from Stephen Behnke's experience teaching psychiatric residents, psychology interns, and social work students at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.
Trainees consistently mentioned how helpful it was to have laws relevant to their clinical practice explained in a way that removed the mystery and anxiety associated with lawyers, courts, and judges. Each volume in the series sets forth, in a clear, straightforward, and user-friendly manner, pertinent legislation and court cases, covering why the law was written, what the law says, and how the law affects clinical practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702507
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,042,844
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen H. Behnke, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program in the Practice of Scientific Investigation at the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics. He is on the Psychology Faculty of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor in Psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I An Introduction to the Law 1
1 A Brief Introduction to the Law 3
2 Tarasoff and its California Progeny 9
3 Privacy, Confidentiality, and Testimonial Privilege 22
Pt. II 175 Questions on California Mental Health Law 53
4 The Legal System and Legal Process 55
5 Involuntary Hospitalization and Treatment 71
6 Criminal Law 87
7 Subpoenas and Court Orders 97
8 Conservators, Guardians, and Substitute Decision-Making 109
9 Consultation and Supervision 123
10 Confidentiality, Testimonial Privilege, and Mandatory Reporting 129
11 Records and Record-Keeping 144
12 Professional Liability 152
13 Children and Families 179
Afterword 199
App. A Central Elements of California Laws Governing Confidentiality, Testimonial Privilege, and Mandatory Reporting 201
App. B Sample Forms and Letters 235
Bibliography 249
Index 251
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