The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

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The new, second edition of this comprehensive text boasts coverage that is both expanded and reconfigured to focus on the most critical topics and the most up-to-date approaches in forensic psychiatry. The first edition rapidly became the gold standard in this maturing discipline because it was the first textbook designed and written for both the general clinician and the forensic psychiatrist. This edition retains that versatility and extends its scope to include new issues in the field. New features include:  A chapter on forensic geriatric psychiatry, a topic that grows in importance as our population ages A chapter on forensic psychiatry and the Internet, which poses questions and raises issues that become more salient every day An extensively revised chapter on psychological testing that addresses the administration and interpretation of the most current instruments in use in the field. In addition, the Textbook has preserved the features that made it so successful in its first edition, updating them to reflect current knowledge and practice. These include:  An index of legal cases that provides the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant precedents easily Chapters that are organized around case examples and include reviews of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. A study guide is also available to assist in teaching or preparing for the forensic board examination A revised and updated chapter on ethics that takes into account the ongoing evolution and clarification of the ethical role of forensic psychiatrists Thorough coverage of what it takes to set up and manage a forensic practice and deal with key players in law enforcement and the legal system Detailed information about the role and responsibilities of the expert witness A survey of the different categories of legal cases, including malpractice, disability, competency, and criminal  A detailed glossary of legal terms Practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs, as well as other mental health professionals, will find The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition a well-organized, truly practical text and reference.show more

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  • Hardback | 726 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,247.37g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 7 Line drawings, unspecified; 36 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585623784
  • 9781585623785
  • 1,904,513

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The editors have once again assembled some of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry for this thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of their classic text. A versatile resource, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry is valuable not only for practicing psychiatrists (both the general clinician and the forensic specialist) but also for psychiatric residents, those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs, and other mental health professionals. Organized around case examples and featuring an index of legal cases, the book provides the context clinicians require to navigate the legal system, understand their role as expert witnesses, and practice professionally and ethically. Evolving with current trends to fill critical gaps, the book offers new chapters on forensic geriatric psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and the Internet. It also offers an updated chapter on ethics, which takes into account the ongoing evolution and clarification of the ethical role of forensic psychiatrists; an extensively revised chapter on psychological testing; and thorough coverage of starting and managing a forensic psychiatry practice. Current and exhaustive in coverage, the new edition will surely take its place as the preeminent textbook in the field.show more

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"This is a well-written, thoughtfully organized compendium of information relevant to forensic psychiatry. This book should be part of the library of every clinician who has an interest in or clinical practice related to forensic psychiatry."-- "Barry Morenz, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry", "December 2011" "As I previously reviewed the first edition of this book, my focus was to determine if this edition maintained the original's quality while adding recent, useful information. Readers of this edition will not be disappointed. The combination of theory and practical application is book's best asset, and the recent addition of subspecialty areas of forensic practice (including child and adolescent and geriatric issues, malingering, and psychological testing) provides its most weighty contributions. The real value of these chapters lies in the rich case examples and thoughtful and stimulating expert discussion which follows them."-- "Doody Enterprises, Inc., Steven T. Herron, MD", "October 2010"show more

About Robert I. Simon

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

Table of contents

ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART I: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSYCHIATRYChapter 1. Rediscovering Forensic PsychiatryChapter 2. Introduction to the Legal SystemChapter 3. Starting a Forensic PracticeChapter 4. The Expert WitnessChapter 5. Ethics in Forensic PsychiatryChapter 6. Psychiatric Diagnosis in LitigationChapter 7. The Forensic Psychiatric Examination and ReportPART II: CIVIL LITIGATIONChapter 8. Professional Liability in Psychiatric Practice and Requisite Standard of CareChapter 9. Competencies in Civil LawChapter 10. Personal Injury Litigation and Forensic Psychiatric AssessmentChapter 11. DisabilityChapter 12. The WorkplacePART III: ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICEChapter 13. Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity DefenseChapter 14. Forensic Assessment of Sex OffendersChapter 15. Correctional PsychiatryChapter 16. Forensic Psychiatry and Law EnforcementPART IV: SPECIAL TOPICSChapter 17. MalingeringChapter 18. Children and AdolescentsChapter 19. Forensic Geriatric PsychiatryChapter 20. Personal ViolenceChapter 21. Understanding Risk Assessment InstrumentsChapter 22. Forensic Psychiatry and the InternetChapter 23. Psychological Testing in Forensic PsychiatryAppendix: Glossary of Legal TermsSubject IndexLegal Case Indexshow more

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