Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims

Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: * Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations * Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls * Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes * Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference * Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for bestshow more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195326075
  • 9780195326079
  • 774,712

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Clear, concise, and stimulating. * Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy *show more

About Andrew W. Kane

Andrew W. Kane, Ph.D., ABAP is Professor, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology and a Forensic Psychologist in Private Practice. Joel A. Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP is Assistant Professor, University of Arizona and a Forensic Psychologist in Private Practice.show more

Table of contents

FOUNDATION ; Chapter 1 The Legal Context ; Chapter 2 Forensic Mental Health Assessment Concepts ; Chapter 3 Empirical Foundations and Limits ; APPLICATION ; Chapter 4 Preparation for the Evaluation ; Chapter 5 Data Collection ; Chapter 6 Interpretation ; Chapter 7 Report Writing and Testimony ; Appendix A Sample Forensic Services Contract ; Appendix B Sample Statement of Understanding for an Evaluation, and Release of Information ; Appendix C Sample Request for Collateral Interviews ; References ; Cases ; Key Terms ; Index ; About the Authorsshow more

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