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In Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI, Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, and Keith Nicholson provide forensic psychologists, both new and experienced, with 20 well-selected chapters that should be read by anyone likely to testify in a courtroom. The selections cover much more than the title suggests. The editors provide an insightful and practical discussion of what is required when providing expert testimony. . . I do recommend Psychological Knowledge in Court, and I encourage any psychologist likely to be testifying as an expert witness to buy it and read it.
- John L. Caccavale, PsycCRITIQUES, Volume 51 (26), Article 11
PTSD, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury: these three areas are common features of personal injury cases, often forming the cornerstone of expert testimony. Yet their complex interplay in an individual can make evaluation-and explaining the results in court-extremely difficult. Psychological Knowledge in Court focuses on this triad separately and in combination, creating a unique guide to forensic evaluations that fulfills both legal and clinical standards. Its meticulous review of the literature identifies and provides clear guidelines for addressing core issues in causality, chronicity, and assessment.
- R.K. McKinzey, Ph.D., Editor, WebPsychEmpiricist: www.wpe.info