Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions / Edition 2

Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions / Edition 2

by Leland C. Swenson
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Cengage Learning


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Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions / Edition 2

This book is about rules. The rules come from customs, assumptions, ethics, and laws. The author's goal is to make the rules explicit so that professionals will have more real freedom in their choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495064374
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/20/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

J.D., Loyola Law School, Ph.D., Wayne State University

Table of Contents

PART I: PSYCHOLOGY, LAW & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. 1. Courtroom and Couch: Legal and Psychological Professions. 2. Law and the Legal System for Mental Health Professionals. 3. Professional Practice Issues and Ethical Rules. 4. Ethical Rules for Specialized Situations. 5. Professional Practice Laws, Licensing, and Limits. PART II: PRACTICE AND MALPRACTICE. 6. Suing the Psychotherapist: Incompetence and Wrongdoing. 7. High-Risk Situations—Where the Lawsuits Are. PART III: FORENSIC EXPERTS IN MENTAL HEALTH. 8. The Mental Health Professional as Expert Witness. 9. Mental Health Professionals and Truth. PART IV: FAMILY ISSUES. 10. The Family: Counselors, Marriage, and Divorce. 11. The Legal Process of Divorce. 12. Alternatives to Family Law Litigation. 13. Divorce and Remarriage: Predictors and Consequences. 14. Family Law and Psychology Other Than Divorce. PART V: THE VULNERABLE: MINORS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL OR DISABLED. 15. Children: Special Laws and Special Problems. 16. Children at Risk: Dangerous to Self and in Danger from Others. 17. Mental Health Law. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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