Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry

Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry : A Companion to the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

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Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry. The Study Guide is made up of 115 questions divided into 23 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct. The Study Guide's companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry is the first reference designed and written for both the general clinician and the experienced forensic psychiatrist. Twenty-eight recognized experts introduce the forensic subjects that commonly arise in clinical practice. Each chapter is organized around case examples and includes a review of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. This practical textbook makes this interesting specialty accessible to trainees and seasoned practitioners. Purchase the online version of the Study Guide at http://cme.psychiatryonline.org and receive instant scoring and CME credits. Please note that scoring of the exam and CME credit are available only if you purchase the online version.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 210.8 x 274.3 x 5.1mm | 340.2g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Study Guide ed.
  • 1585622648
  • 9781585622641

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.show more

Table of contents

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. Psychiatric malpractice and the standard of care. Civil competency. Forensic assessment in personal injury litigation. Personal injury and the legal process. Disability. The workplace. Competency to stand trial and the insanity defense. Forensic assessment of sex offenders. Psychiatry in correctional settings. Forensic psychiatry and law enforcement. Malingering. Children and adolescents. Personal violence. Understanding prediction instruments. The evolving standard in forensic psychological testing.show more