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Clinicians in Court, Second Edition: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know / Edition 2
     

Clinicians in Court, Second Edition: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know / Edition 2

by Allan E. Barsky
 

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ISBN-10: 1462513107

ISBN-13: 9781462513109

Pub. Date: 10/22/2013

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing

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Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

New to This Edition

• Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice.

• Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants.

• Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence.

• An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter.

• Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children

• Supplemental materials for course use--including an instructor's manual--are available at the author's website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462513109
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
333
Sales rank:
606,272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Introduction
2. Beginning with Yourself
3. First Contact
4. Preparation for Legal Proceedings
5. Oral Testimony at Trial
6. Clinical Records
7. Expert Witnesses
8. Documentary Evidence, with Diane Green
9. Claims against Clinicians
10. Alternatives and Precursors to Adjudication
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. Statement of Understanding to Participate in a Forensic Psychological Evaluation
D. Initial Letter to Attorneys after Evaluator Received an Appointment Order
E. Sample Affidavit
F. Motion to Quash Subpoena
G. For Further Reflection
Resources
Websites for Legal Research
Forensic Journals
Professional Associations with Interest in Forensic Practice

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