The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry : The Clinician's Guide

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General clinicians conduct most forensic psychiatric examinations and provide most psychiatric testimony. Yet these clinicians often receive little or no training in forensic psychiatry, leaving them ill prepared to meet the inevitable ethical and legal challenges that arise. Both timely and informative, this textbook is the first reference designed and written for both the general clinician and the experienced forensic psychiatrist. Here, 28 recognized experts introduce the forensic subjects that commonly arise in clinical practice. Unique in the literature, this outstanding collection covers -Introductory subjects?A?AOrganized psychiatry and forensic practice; the legal system and the distinctions between therapeutic and forensic roles; business aspects of starting a forensic practice; the role of the expert witness; the differences between the ethics of forensic and clinical psychiatry; the use of DSM in the courtroom; and issues that arise in working with attorneys -Civil litigation?A?A The standard of care and psychiatric malpractice; civil competency; issues in conducting evaluations for personal injury litigation; personal injury claims of psychiatric harm; and disability determination and other employment-related psychiatric evaluations -Criminal justice?A?ACompetency to stand trial and insanity evaluations; the use of actuarial and clinical assessments in the evaluation of sexual offenders; psychiatry in correctional settings; and the relationship between psychiatry and law enforcement, including mental health training, crisis negotiation, and fitness for duty evaluations -Special topics?A?AAssessment of malingering; evaluations of children and adolescents; violence risk assessments; the use of prediction instruments to determine "dangerousness"; and the evolving standard of expert psychological testimony Each chapter is organized around case examples and includes a review of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. A study guide is also available for use in teaching, in studying, and in preparing for the forensic board examination. This practical textbook makes this interesting specialty accessible to trainees and seasoned practitioners. With its detailed glossary of legal terms, subject index, and index of legal cases, it will be a welcome addition to all psychiatric residency and forensic fellowship more

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  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 839.14g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 1585620874
  • 9781585620876

About Robert I. Simon

Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is also Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Liza H. Gold, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor in the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She has a private practice in Arlington, more

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface. Foreword. Part I: Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry. Rediscovering forensic psychiatry. Introduction to the legal system. Starting a forensic practice. The expert witness. Ethics in forensic psychiatry. Psychiatric diagnosis in litigation. The forensic examination and report. Working with attorneys. Part II: Civil Litigation. Psychiatric malpractice and the standard of care. Civil competency. Forensic assessment in personal injury litigation. Personal injury and the legal process. Disability. The workplace. Part III: Issues in Criminal Justice. Competency to stand trial and the insanity defense. Forensic assessment of sex offenders. Psychiatry in correctional settings. Forensic psychiatry and law enforcement. Part IV: Special Topics. Malingering. Children and adolescents. Personal violence. Understanding prediction instruments. The evolving standard in forensic psychological testing. Appendix: glossary of legal terms. Legal case index. Subject more

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"[ "Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry"] is well organized and clearly written. Each chapter is organized around case vignettes and includes a review of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. The glossary of legal terms and the legal case index are valuable references."-- "Psychiatric Services", "November 2006"show more

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