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Explore the legalities and pitfalls of forensic social work!
Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition examines the professional specialty of forensic social work which involves testifying in court as an expert witness, investigating cases of possible criminal conduct, and assisting the legal system in such issues as child custody disputes, divorce, child support, juvenile delinquency, spouse or child abuse, and placing individuals in mental hospitals. As a student or professional social worker, you will explore a variety of ethical and legal issues, such as malpractice, licensing, credentialing, marketing for forensic clients, and presenting effective courtroom testimony. Current and fact-filled, this new edition discusses the origins of forensic social work and offers implications for future practice.
New material in this edition includes a chapter on how to establish a forensic social work practice, with information on how to bring in clients, generate new referrals and make other important contacts. Another new chapter expands on the first edition's discussion of implanted memory versus recovered memory and the ways that social workers use and often misuse this information. A third new chapter examines credentialing requirements for forensic social work.
Forensic Social Work details legal conflicts you may face and offers suggestions on how to deal with these situations. Rich with examples, some aspects of forensic social work that you will learn about are:
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|Ch. 1||Forensic Social Work in a Litigious Society||1|
|Ch. 2||Presenting Testimony as an Expert Witness||13|
|Ch. 3||Malpractice and How to Avoid It||25|
|Ch. 4||When Laws and Ethics Collide||43|
|Ch. 5||Using Written Contracts with Clients||55|
|Ch. 6||A Model Contract for Workers and Clients||63|
|Ch. 7||Legal and Professional Credentials||71|
|Ch. 8||Adjudication Through Professional Review||85|
|Ch. 9||Preparing for Litigation||99|
|Glossary of Forensic Social Work Terms||113|