Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Third Edition

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts  Third Edition
Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN: 160623739X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This is the definitive reference and text for both mental health and legal professionals. The authors offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of the legal and clinical contexts of forensic assessment, along with best-practice guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in a wide range of criminal and civil proceedings. Presented are findings, instruments, and procedures related to criminal and civil competencies, civil commitment, sentencing, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and more.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Fourth Edition

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts  Fourth Edition
Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin,Randy K. Otto,Douglas Mossman,Lois O. Condie
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 964
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 1462535534
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Tens of thousands of readers have relied on this leading text and practitioner reference--now revised and updated--to understand the issues the legal system most commonly asks mental health professionals to address. The volume demystifies the forensic psychological assessment process and provides guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in legal proceedings. Presented are clinical and legal concepts and evidence-based assessment procedures pertaining to criminal and civil competencies, the insanity defense and related doctrines, sentencing, civil commitment, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and other justice-related areas. Case examples, exercises, and a glossary facilitate learning; 19 sample reports illustrate how to conduct and write up thorough, legally admissible evaluations. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect important legal, empirical, and clinical developments. *Increased attention to medical and neuroscientific research. *New protocols relevant to competence, risk assessment, child custody, and mental injury evaluations. *Updates on insanity, sentencing, civil commitment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, juvenile and family law, and the admissibility of expert testimony. *Material on immigration law (including a sample report) and international law. *New and revised sample reports.

Mastering Modern Psychological Testing

Mastering Modern Psychological Testing
Author: Cecil R. Reynolds,Robert A. Altmann,Daniel N. Allen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN: 3030594556
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Modern Psychological Testing Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological assessment and covers areas not typically addressed in existing test and measurements texts, such as neuropsychological assessment and the use of tests in forensics settings. The book introduces the vocabulary of the profession and the most basic mathematics of testing early as being fundamental to understanding the field. Numerous examples are drawn from tests that the authors have written or otherwise helped to develop, reflecting the authors’ deep understanding of these tests and their familiarity with problems encountered in test development, use, and interpretation. Following the introduction of the basic areas of psychometrics, the book moves to areas of testing that represent various approaches to measuring different psychological constructs (memory, language, executive function, etc.), with emphasis on the complex issue of cultural bias in testing. Examples of existing tests are given throughout the book; however, this book is not designed to prepare students to go out and administer, score, and interpret specific psychological tests. Rather, the purpose of this book is to provide the foundational core of knowledge about tests, measurement, and assessment constructs, issues, and quantitative tools. Explains what constitutes a psychological test, how tests are developed, how they are best used, and how to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses; Describes areas of testing that represent different approaches to measuring different psychological constructs; Explains applications of psychological testing to issues in the courts; Addresses how test authors and publishers design and research tests to address the difficult and demanding issues of cultural differences in test performance and interpretation of test results.

Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality Third Edition

Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality  Third Edition
Author: T. Mark Harwood,Larry E. Beutler,Gary Groth-Marnat
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN: 1609186524
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality Third Edition Book Excerpt:

A complete, thorough, and pragmatic guide to clinical assessment, this authoritative book meets a key need for both students and practitioners. T. Mark Harwood, Larry E. Beutler, Gary Groth-Marnat, and their associates describe how to construct a "moving picture" of each patient by integrating data from a variety of sources. Included are detailed, systematic reviews of widely used instruments together with strategies for selecting the best methods for particular referral questions. Readers learn to conduct integrated assessments that take the complexities of the individual personality into account, serve as the basis for developing an effective treatment plan, and facilitate meaningful reporting and client feedback. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and assessment/treatment planning tools. *Chapters on the Personality Assessment Inventory and the NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3. *A new extended case example runs throughout the chapters. *Critically evaluates the recently published MMPI-2-RF.

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception Third Edition

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception  Third Edition
Author: Richard Rogers
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2008-05-21
ISBN: 1606237632
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this book provides essential tools for understanding and assessing malingering and other response styles in forensic and clinical contexts. An integrating theme is the systematic application of detection strategies as conceptually grounded, empirically validated methods that bridge different measures and populations. Special topics include considerations in working with children and youth. From leading practitioners and researchers, the volume reviews the scientific knowledge base and offers best-practice guidelines for maximizing the accuracy of psychological and psychiatric evaluations.

Handbook of Children in the Legal System

Handbook of Children in the Legal System
Author: Ginger C. Calloway,S. Margaret Lee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN: 042967421X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Children in the Legal System Book Excerpt:

This handbook brings together the relevant literature on children and their developmental characteristics, the legal venues in which they may appear, and the systemic issues practitioners must consider to provide a thorough guide to working with children in the legal system. Featuring contributions from leading mental health and legal experts, chapters start with an overview and history of the juvenile justice system along with discussion of critical developmental areas imperative to consider for work with children, and idiosyncratic issues that arise. The book ends with a case presentation section that illustrates the varied roles and venues in which children appear in the legal system. An extended bibliography provides additional resources and literature to investigate specific topics in greater length. This accessible and useable guide is designed to appeal to a broad range of people encountering children in the legal system, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, and judges. It will also benefit professions such as law enforcement as well as probation officers, child protective workers, school personnel, and medical personnel.

Mental Health Practice and the Law

Mental Health Practice and the Law
Author: Ronald Schouten
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 0199387117
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Health Practice and the Law Book Excerpt:

Mental health professionals, more than any other clinicians, encounter legal issues on a regular basis. This is a book for anyone in the field, at any stage in their training or practice, who has ever found themselves scratching their head in confusion or dreading that they will expose themselves to liability as they navigate the complexities at the interface of law and mental health. Written by established experts and the rising stars of the next generation, the 16 chapters in this book offer readers a basic understanding of legal principles encountered in clinical practice, as well as practical advice on how to manage situations at the interface of law and clinical practice. Using case examples and clear language, this book helps clinicians understand the underlying principles behind the legal requirements of clinical care. It aims to enhance the reader's knowledge of legal issues and ability to deliver good clinical care when those issues are encountered. This book is unique in that it is, first and foremost, for mental health clinicians in training and those already in practice. While it is not a textbook for lawyers or forensic clinicians, forensic specialists and other professionals who encounter mental health issues in their work, such as law enforcement professionals, will benefit from its practical and clear discussion of legal and mental health issues.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries
Author: Shane S. Bush,Grant L. Iverson
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2011-12-23
ISBN: 146250227X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries Book Excerpt:

Unique in its focus, this book provides an evidence-based framework for assessing work-related neurological and psychological injuries. Meeting a key need, chapters address a range of problems encountered in the workplace: traumatic brain injury, sports concussion, electrical injury, exposure to neurotoxic substances, posttraumatic stress, depression, and brain and psychological injuries experienced in combat. Professionals will find the best available tools and strategies for conducting effective, ethical evaluations of injured workers, making diagnostic determinations, considering causality, determining disability status, and offering treatment recommendations. The complexities of consulting to attorneys, government agencies, and insurance companies are also discussed.

Evaluation for Capital Sentencing

Evaluation for Capital Sentencing
Author: Mark Cunningham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 0195341554
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation for Capital Sentencing Book Excerpt:

Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes --

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology
Author: Robert D. Morgan
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1904
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN: 1506353355
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology will be a modern, interdisciplinary resource aimed at students and professionals interested in the intersection of psychology (e.g., social, forensic, clinical), criminal justice, sociology, and criminology. The interdisciplinary study of human behavior in legal contexts includes numerous topics on criminal behavior, criminal justice policies and legal process, crime detection and prevention, eyewitness identification, prison life, offender assessment and rehabilitation, risk assessment and management, offender mental health, community reintegration, and juvenile offending. The study of these topics has been increasing continually since the late 1800s, with people trained in many legal professions such as policing, social work, law, academia, mental health, and corrections. This will be a comprehensive work that will provide the most current empirical information on those topics of greatest concern to students who desire to work in these fields. This encyclopedia is a unique reference work that looks at criminal behavior primarily through a scientific lens. With over 500 entries the book brings together top empirically driven researchers and clinicians across multiple fields—psychology, criminology, social work, and sociology—to explore the field.

Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents Third Edition

Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents  Third Edition
Author: Stephanie H. McConaughy,Sara A. Whitcomb
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 1462548164
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents Third Edition Book Excerpt:

"Widely recognized as an authoritative resource, this book has been revised and updated with the latest research and techniques, including new material on telehealth services. Guidelines are provided for conducting thorough, developmentally informed interviews with K-12 students--and their parents and teachers--for multimethod assessment and intervention planning. Extensive case examples illustrate how to elicit information about school functioning, peer relations, emotional and behavioral difficulties, family situations, and adolescent concerns. Two guest authors have contributed chapters on suicide and violence risk assessments. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes over a dozen reproducible interviewing tools; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. Key Words/Subject Areas: diagnostic interviewing, school-based, mental health, screening, school psychologists resource guide, intervention planning, multimethod, evaluating, evaluations, tools, questions, risks, behavioral, social, emotional, problems, kids, teens, bullying, victimization, school-age, reports Audience: School psychologists and counselors working in grades K-12, special educators, behavior specialists, school-based social workers, child and adolescent clinical psychologists, and child psychiatrists"--

Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2000
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN: 0123977533
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Treatment of Child Abuse

Treatment of Child Abuse
Author: Robert M. Reece,Rochelle F. Hanson,John Sargent
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 142141273X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Child Abuse Book Excerpt:

"Highly recommended for expert and beginner alike. It is well written, well organized, easy to read, and packed with useful information." -- Child Abuse & Neglect "This book represents a milestone in expanding the resource base for professionals working in the child abuse field." -- Journal of Child and Family Studies

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems Third Edition

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems  Third Edition
Author: Carolyn S. Schroeder,Julianne M. Smith-Boydston
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN: 1462530702
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This highly accessible work, now thoroughly revised, has shown thousands of students and clinicians how to assess and treat children's emotional and behavioral difficulties from a developmental perspective. The authors provide a sound understanding of typical development (ages 2-12) and the risk and protective factors for psychopathology. Chapters on common psychological disorders and family stressors describe the nature of each problem, review evidence-based treatments, and offer step-by-step guidelines for intervention, illustrated with helpful case examples. A comprehensive framework for assessing children and planning treatment is used throughout. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 24 reproducible forms and handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition: *Chapters on developmental disabilities and trauma. *Significantly revised to reflect advances in assessment, treatment, and developmental psychopathology research. *Additional material on pharmacological treatments in each disorder-specific chapter. *Sibling rivalry chapter expanded to include difficulties with peers. *Updated for DSM-5.

Learning Forensic Assessment

Learning Forensic Assessment
Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1317681231
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Forensic Assessment Book Excerpt:

Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.

Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0195383524
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

An invaluable guide for neuropsychologists who provide expert testimony in both civil and criminal court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. Topics include scientific reasoning, ethical and professional issues, admissibility of evidence, malingering, traumatic brain injury in children and adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, unexplained medical disorders, functional neuroimaging, and civil and criminal competencies and responsibilities.

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology
Author: Solomon M. Fulero,Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-04-18
ISBN: 1111804958
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Psychology Book Excerpt:

Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces you to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data. The authors provide an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Author: Kirk Heilbrun,Thomas Grisso,Alan Goldstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 9780199724154
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment Book Excerpt:

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 best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. This first volume in the series serves an introduction to the field of FMHA, and provides an overview of the foundational concepts applied in the other 19 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3120
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 0128000554
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading

Sexual Murder

Sexual Murder
Author: Louis B. Schlesinger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1000350436
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Murder Book Excerpt:

Sexual Murder: Catathymic and Compulsive Homicides is the culmination of the author’s 45 years of experience with, and studying, sexually motivated homicide. Sexual murders are generally of two types — catathymic and compulsive. Catathymic homicides are caused by a breakthrough of underlying sexual conflicts. They can be unplanned, explosive (acute) attacks or planned murders stemming from a chronic obsession with, or disturbed attachment to, the victim. In compulsive homicides, a fusion of sex and aggression results in a powerful internal drive which pushes the offender to seek out victims to kill — and the killing itself is sexually gratifying. These murders also may be planned or unplanned. In compulsive homicides that are unplanned, the urge breaks through and disrupts the offender’s controls when a victim of opportunity crosses his path. The compulsive offender who plans his crimes often eludes law enforcement, and as a result he can have multiple (serial) victims over extended periods of time. Both forms of sexual murder — the catathymic and the compulsive — are presented in this volume from a clinical-descriptive perspective encompassing case studies with analysis. Recent advances in empirical research in sexual murder—including findings from the joint research project between John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico—has published many important studies. These include such topics as necrophilia, foreign object insertions in sexual homicide, ritual and signature and temporal patterns in serial sexual homicide, mass murder, crime scene staging in homicide, and undoing (symbolic reversal) at homicide scenes. All such research will be included and incorporate into this fully updated Second Edition, including approximately fifty new clinical case studies.