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    DescriptionThe written report is central to the practice of psychiatry in legal settings. It is required of mental health professionals acting as expert witnesses in criminal cases, civil litigation situations, child custody proceedings and risk assessments. This book provides a theoretical background to psychiatric writing for the law and a practical guide to the preparation of the report. The first section addresses practical and ethical concerns, including the conduct of the forensic psychiatric evaluation, conflicts of interest, record keeping and confidentiality. The second section contains practical and detailed advice on preparing various types of report, including reports for use in criminal and civil litigation, civil commitment hearings and child custody proceedings. A final section covers special issues arising during report preparation including the use of psychological tests and the detection of malingering. This is an essential guide for anyone required to write a psychiatric report.

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    The Psychiatric Report
    Principles and Practice of Forensic Writing
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alec Buchanan, Edited by Michael A. Norko
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521131841
    ISBN 10: 0521131847

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    LC classification: RA1056 .P79 2011
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    BISAC V2.8: LAW067000
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    Illustrations note
    40 b/w illus. 10 tables
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    Publication date
    15 August 2011
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    Author Information
    Alec Buchanan is Professor, Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, USA. Michael A. Norko is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Law and Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT, USA.
    Review quote
    'I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well put together, practical, and full of useful advice ... [It] will be a welcome addition to the library of all those who practice forensic psychiatry and of teachers and students of forensic psychiatry for whom this should be a seminal text. Many of the remaining practising clinical psychiatrists, including myself, could learn a lot from this volume, if only about the simplicity and brevity of any report writing.' Richard Balon, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 'This textbook is exceptional because it presents very practical components of the work of forensic psychiatry within clear understandings of forensic thinking, logic, ethics, and communication. In addition, I am certain that this generation of forensic psychiatrists will likewise gain from its depth, detail, and quality teachings on the entire process of generating a forensic report. It is rich; it is derived from experience meshed with a sense of ethics and attention to quality. It should be a required reading not only for forensic trainees but also for those in forensic practice; as we continuously learn and improve - this book can help us to do so!' Avram H. Mack, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 'It is hard to find fault with the book. The editors have achieved their goal of providing an informative and comprehensive guide to writing forensic reports. [This volume] is recommended to forensic practitioners who want a single text to serve as a reference and a guide to their report writing.' The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
    Table of contents
    Preface; Foreword Paul S. Appelbaum; Introduction Michael A. Norko and Alec Buchanan; Part I. Principles of Writing: 1. History and function of the psychiatric report Kenneth J. Weiss, Robert M. Wettstein, Robert L. Sadoff, J. Arturo Silva and Michael A. Norko; 2. Preparation Cheryl Wills; 3. Confidentiality and record keeping Howard Zonana; 4. Ethics Richard Martinez and Philip J. Candilis; 5. Writing a narrative Ezra E. H. Griffith, Aleksandra Stankovic and Madelon V. Baranoski; 6. Draftsmanship Phillip J. Resnick and Sherif Soliman; Part II. Structure and Content: 7. Report structure Alec Buchanan and Michael A. Norko; 8. Criminal litigation J. Richard Ciccone and Josh Jones; 9. Civil litigation Patricia Ryan Recupero and Marilyn Price; 10. Civil and sex-offender commitment Debra A. Pinals, Graham D. Glancy and Li-Wen Grace Lee; 11. Competency to practice and licensing Jeffrey S. Janofsky; 12. Child custody Peter Ash; 13. Employment: disability and fitness Robert P. Granacher, Jr.; Part III. Special Issues: 14. Writing for US federal courts Sally Johnson; 15. Incorporating psychological testing Madelon V. Baranoski; 16. Reasonable medical certainty Gregory B. Leong, J. Arturo Silva and Robert Weinstock; 17. Violence risk assessment Alec Buchanan and Michael A. Norko; 18. Malingering Charles Scott and Barbara McDermott; 19. Psychiatry and ethics in UK criminal sentencing John O'Grady; 20. Conclusion Alec Buchanan and Michael A. Norko; Index.