Law, Mental Health, and Mental Disorder / Edition 1

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Pacific Grove 1996 Hardcover First Printing. 560 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. MEDICINE. The subjects covered include: Emerging Mental Health Law, "Why would ... I Need a Lawyer? " Legal Counsel and Advocacy for People with Mental Disabilities, Mental Health Professional Expertise in the Courtroom, Mental Health Professional Expertise in the Courtroom, Confidentiality in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship, Malpractice Liability of Mental Health Professionals and Institutions, Regulating the Marketplace for Competition among Mental Health Providers: The Roles of Antitrust Law and State Mandates, Legal Influences on the Financing of Mental Health Care, Mental Health Clients and the Law, Offenders with Mental Disorders and the Law, and Impact of the Law on the Mental Health of Children and Families. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Mental Health, Law, Mental Disorders, Bruce D. Sales, Daniel W. Shulman, Mental Disabilities, Expert Witnesses, Courtrooms, Mental Health Professionals, Confidentiali Read more Show Less

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This book by two acknowledged leaders in the field offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of law and mental health, ushering in a new era of mental health law.

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"This will become an important sourcebook for mental helath practitioners and legal scholars."
A comprehensive survey of traditional and emerging issues in mental health law, for legal and mental health students and professionals. Includes sections on foundations for law, mental health, and mental disorder interactions; mental health professionals and the law; mental health clients and the law; offenders with mental disorders; and the impact of the law on the mental health of children and families. Each chapter surveys historical precedents and modern practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534340902
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/17/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

JD, Ph.D., Northwestern University

JD, Northwestern University

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS FOR LAW, MENTAL HEALTH, AND MENTAL DISORDER INTERACTIONS. 1. The Newly Emerging Mental Health Law—Bruce D. Sales and Daniel W. Shuman. 2. ''Why Would I Need a Lawyer?'' Legal Counsel and Advocacy for People with Mental Disabilities—Jan C. Costello. 3. Mental Health Professional Expertise in the Courtroom—Maureen O'Connor, Bruce D. Sales, and Daniel W. Shuman. PART TWO: MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE LAW. 4. Confidentiality in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship—MIchele Smith-Bell and William J. Winslade. 5. Malpractice Liability of Mental Health Professionals and Institutions—Stephen R. Smith. 6. Regulating the Marketplace for Competition Among Mental Health Providers: The Roles of Antitrust Law and State Mandates—Thomas L. Greaney. 7. Legal Influences on the Financing of Mental Health Care—Jeffrey Rubin. PART THREE: MENTAL HEALTH CLIENTS AND THE LAW. 8. The Voluntary Delivery of Mental Health Services in the Community—Michael L. Perlin. 9. Protections for Persons with Mental Disabilities: Americans with Disabilities Act and Related Federal and State Law—Laura F. Rothstein. 10. Guardianship for Incapacitated Persons—Phillip B. Tor and Bruce D. Sales. 11. The Impact of Law on the Delivery of Involuntary Mental Health Services—John Q. La Fond. 12. Issues Relating to Women and Ethnic Minorities in Mental Health Treatment and Law—Susan Stefan. 13. Treatment and Refusal Right in Mental Health: Therapeutic Justice and Clinical Accommodation—Marshall B. Kapp. 14. Compensation for Mental and Emotional Distress—Daniel W. Shuman and Cynthia E. Daley. PART FOUR: OFFENDERS WITH MENTAL DISORDERS AND THE LAW. 15. Incompetency to Proceed in the Criminal Process: Past, Present, and Future—Bruce J. Winick. 16. The Insanity Defense: Deconstructing the Myths and Reconstructing the Jurisprudence—Christopher Slobogin. 17. Dangerousness as a Criterion in the Criminal Process—Alexander D. Brooks. 18. The Incapacitation by Civil Commitment of Pathologically Violent Sex Offenders. 19. Offenders with Mental Disorders in the Criminal Justice-Correctional Process—Fred Cohen. 20. The Mental Health Implications of Crime Victims' Rights—Richard P. Wiebe. PART FIVE: IMPACT OF THE LAW ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. 21 The Legal Processing of Domestic Violence Cases—Leonore M. J. Simon. 22. The Law's Response to Child Abuse and Neglect—Catherine M. Brooks. 23. Voluntary Admission and Involuntary Hospitalization of Minors—James W. Ellis. 24. Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice—Loren Warboys and Shannan Wilber. 25. Child Custody Decision Making and the Politics of Child Advocacy—Martha Albertson Finerman.

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