The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry  Third Edition
Author: Liza H. Gold, M.D.,Richard L. Frierson, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1615370676
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry Third Edition Book Excerpt:

No fewer than 10 new chapters have been added, and the entire book has been restructured to reflect the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's Content Outline for the Certification Examination in Forensic Psychiatry, thus facilitating its use in preparing for certification or maintaining certification.

Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry

Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Robert I. Simon,Liza H. Gold
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781585622641
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatryis 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 Guideis 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 Textbookto 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'scompanion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatryis 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.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Liza H. Gold,Richard L. Frierson
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 161537146X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

The inaugural edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry was the first of its kind, and subsequent editions have raised the bar, earning it a spot as a leading text in this fascinating subspecialty of psychiatry. This new, third edition is the product of a painstaking and exhaustive revision process that resulted in a significantly expanded and restructured work. This edition is a thorough review of the field yet is flexible enough to be useful to a diverse audience. Because the topics in and structure of this edition were informed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's Content Outline for the Certification Examination in Forensic Psychiatry, it can be used as a core text during forensic psychiatry fellowship training or as a review text to prepare for the certification or maintenance of certification exam. An excellent resource on legal issues in clinical practice, the book will also be an invaluable reference for general psychiatrists, who frequently encounter complicated forensic issues, such as informed consent, confidentiality, and the physician-patient relationship. The editors, two of the foremost experts in forensic psychiatry, faced the challenge of creating a text that accurately and fully reflects the latest advances in both the law and psychiatry, while enhancing learning. This comprehensive, yet accessible volume does just that. Every chapter has been revised, and 10 new chapters address topics of critical importance -- presented in a structure that facilitates study: The book highlights the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Landmark Cases in Forensic Psychiatry, listing the cases at the beginning of each chapter and highlighting them within the text. This helps readers master the key points in all topic areas, while fostering understanding of the impact of the evolution of legal principles in statutory and case law in forensic psychiatry. A new section on criminal justice includes chapters that address evaluations of competencies in the criminal justice system, assessment of criminal responsibility, and the role of psychiatry in death penalty cases. An entire section is devoted to forensic psychiatric issues involving children and adolescents, including general principles of evaluation of juveniles, evaluations of juveniles in civil law, and evaluations of juveniles in the criminal justice system New and revised chapters address the impact of technology on forensic psychiatry, including neuroimaging, the Internet, and telepsychiatry The book thoroughly addresses forensic assessments of all kinds, and introduces two new and critical chapters on risk assessment of suicide and violence Finally, an index of Landmark Cases and an extensive subject index provide the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant cases and topics quickly and easily. The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry takes the reader from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge research. Practicing general and forensic psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs will come to depend on both its accessibility and its rigor.

Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Robert I. Simon,Robert E. Hales
Publsiher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2010-05
ISBN: 9781585623914
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

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, Second Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 139 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, Second Edition is a versatile resource that 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.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Robert I. Simon,Liza H. Gold
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781585620876
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

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—Organized 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—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—Competency 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—Assessment 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 programs.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Sixth Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Substance Use Disorder Treatment  Sixth Edition
Author: Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.,Frances R. Levin, M.D.,Marc Galanter, M.D.,Herbert D. Kleber, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN: 1615372210
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

The Sixth Edition has been completely revised and restructured and represents the cutting edge of research, practice, and policy in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. A one-stop reference for evidence-based information on neurobiology, assessment, treatment, and research trends in SUDs, the book is an indispensable resource for trainees and

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management  Third Edition
Author: Liza H. Gold, M.D.,Richard L. Frierson, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN: 1615372237
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Third Edition Book Excerpt:

The third edition represents the editors' cutting-edge vision while preserving the down-to-earth, accessible, and trustworthy style that has made the book a staple. It offers up-to-date perspectives on assessment and management of suicide risk in a reorganized and easy-to-use volume.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Author: Liza H. Gold,Richard L. Frierson
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-08
ISBN: 1615372849
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Book Excerpt:

Charged with updating the preeminent text on suicide, the new editors of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management opted not to simply revise existing chapters, but instead to steer a bold course, expanding, reconfiguring, and remaking the third edition to reflect the latest research, nomenclature, and clinical innovations. The editorial team and contributors -- two-thirds of whom are new to this edition -- have taken the intersection of suicide with both mental health and psychosocial issues as their organizing principle, exploring risk assessment and epidemiology in special populations, such as elderly patients, college students, military personnel, and the incarcerated as well as patients with a variety of psychological disorders, including bipolar spectrum, personality, depressive, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and other disorders and schizophrenia. In addition, the book discusses treatment options (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and pharmacotherapy) and settings (such as emergency services, outpatient, inpatient, and civil commitment) in detail, with clinical cases to contextualize the material. The new and revised content is extensive: A chapter on the influence of sleep and sleep disorders on suicide risk has been included that considers possible mechanisms for this link and discusses practical ways of assessing and managing sleep disorders to mitigate suicide risk. Nonsuicidal self-injury, the prevalence of which is particularly high among youth, is addressed in detail, differentiating it from and comparing it to suicide attempts, discussing risk assessment, considering safety interventions, examining treatment options, and exploring suicide contagion. No text on suicide would be complete without a serious exploration of the role of social media and the internet. The book presents an update on current research as it pertains to social networking and behavior, information access, and artificial intelligence and software, and includes suggestions for clinicians treating patients at risk for suicide. Physician-assisted dying (PAD), also referred to as "aid-in-dying," is arguably a form of suicide, and the book includes a thoughtful chapter considering the ethical and practical implications of PAD, the murky professional and legal obligations that may arise, the demographics of these patients, the settings and conditions under which PAD may occur, and the role of the attendant clinicians. A number of pedagogical features are included to help the reader learn and remember the material, including key clinical concepts and abundant case examples. Its diverse range of perspectives, broad relevance to a wide variety of clinicians, and absolutely authoritative coverage makes this new edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management a worthy and indispensable successor.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
Author: Laura Weiss Roberts
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 1362
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN: 1615372563
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, first published more than 30 years ago, is a landmark text with a legacy of sound scholarship, expert knowledge, and effective pedagogy. Thoroughly revised and featuring new authors and content, the seventh edition raises the bar, adding age-related, cultural, societal, and population considerations in the practice of psychiatry to the authoritative text that generations of students, residents, and clinicians have heretofore relied upon. The book first focuses on foundational knowledge, with chapters on psychiatric interviewing, diagnostic formulation, developmental assessment, laboratory testing and neuroimaging, and ethical and legal aspects of clinical psychiatry, and then proceeds to a full presentation of psychiatric disorders in alignment with DSM-5. The third section offers an overview of treatment strategies and methods in present-day psychiatry, a combination of evidence-based biological interventions and psychotherapies, and gives a clear sense of exciting new directions in psychiatric therapeutics. The final section of the textbook is focused on the care of special patient populations, including women; children and adolescents; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals; older adults; and culturally diverse individuals. Many topics are new to this volume, including the following: Suicide risk assessment, a critically important subject, is addressed in a new chapter that provides the reader with up-to-date knowledge needed to conduct a thorough, attuned, and accurate psychiatric interview in line with best practices. A new chapter on the social determinants of mental health has been added, reflecting an increased emphasis on populations whose specific concerns have been historically underappreciated in American psychiatry, and illuminating factors that influence mental health needs and barriers to care in specific patient populations. Precision psychiatry, an integrative approach that pulls together the scientific foundation of the discipline and recent technological advances and directs them toward closing the gap between discovery and clinical translation, is explored in a new chapter. E-health strategies in mental health have become increasingly available to psychiatrists and other health professionals, especially in the mobile and monitoring spheres. A new chapter offers insights into these intriguing new options for delivering treatment. A chapter on complementary and integrative therapies explores the integration of conventional medicine with alternative treatments for which there is an evidence base, providing an overview of nutrients, phytomedicines, hormones, mind--body practices, and electromagnetic treatments. With features such as key clinical points and recommended readings for further study, The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry is a comprehensive course book, an indispensable reference, and the ultimate resource for clinical care.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry  Third Edition
Author: James L. Levenson, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 1596
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1615371362
Category: Consultation-liaison psychiatry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Preceded by American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of psychosomatic medicine: psychiatric care of the medically ill / edited by James L. Levenson. 2nd ed. 2011.

Clinical Forensic Psychology

Clinical Forensic Psychology
Author: Carlo Garofalo,Jelle J. Sijtsema
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030808823
Category: Clinical psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Forensic Psychology Book Excerpt:

This book represents a comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical work at the nexus of clinical and forensic psychology written by world-renowned experts in the field. It is among the first books in the field to focus entirely on clinical psychological science applied to the understanding and treatment of offending. Part I addresses the main theoretical and clinical models used to explain and predict antisocial behavior, spanning biological, cognitive, experimental, individual differences, and interpersonal perspectives. Part II focuses on forms of psychopathology associated with an increased tendency to offend, with the emphasis on describing the clinical constructs most relevant for forensic psychology. Each chapter describes the clinical characteristics of one form of psychopathology, their assessment, their links with antisocial behavior, and treatment considerations. Part III focuses on different types of offense or offender groups as starting points. This perspective has relevance since many criminal justice and forensic mental health systems allocate offenders to interventions based on their index offense (or history of offenses). Finally, Part IV addresses the application of clinical psychology in the service of assessment and treatment in forensic settings. It includes the state of the art on diagnostic and risk assessment, as well as both widely used and recently developed interventions. This book is an excellent resource for students at both Bachelors and Masters level, while also representing a comprehensive handbook for experienced researchers and practitioners.

Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Practice

Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Practice
Author: Donald W. Black, M.D.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN: 1615371540
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pocket Guide to Psychiatric Practice Book Excerpt:

Companion to Introductory textbook of psychiatry / Donald W. Black. Sixth edition. [2014].

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology
Author: Alan F. Schatzberg,Charles B. Nemeroff
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 1823
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN: 1615371222
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology Book Excerpt:

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology is an indispensable and comprehensive resource for clinicians and trainees who prescribe psychotropic medications. Updated to reflect the new DSM-5 classification, this revised Fifth Edition maintains the user-friendly structure of its predecessors while offering in-depth coverage of the latest research in pharmacological principles, classes of drugs, and psychiatric disorders. Introductory chapters provide a theoretical grounding in clinical applications, with topics ranging from neurotransmitters to brain imaging in psychopharmacology. The bulk of the book is devoted to various classes of drugs, including antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and other agents, with each class divided into chapters on specific drugs -- either new or revised to include the latest findings and trends. Finally, the section on psychopharmacological treatment addresses evidence-based principles of clinical care for the full spectrum of mental disorders and conditions -- from depression to chronic pain -- as well as for specific populations and circumstances -- from children and adolescents to psychiatric emergencies -- offering information on topics such as medication selection, combination and maintenance dosing regimens, monitoring and management of side effects, and strategies for optimizing treatment response. The book's beneficial features are many: The section on principles of pharmacology has been revised and reorganized to incorporate recent discoveries from the fields of neurobiology, genetics, brain imaging, and epidemiology. History and discovery, structure--activity relationships, pharmacological profiles, pharmacokinetics and disposition, mechanisms of action, indications and efficacy, side effects and toxicology, and drug--drug interactions are addressed for each agent. This consistent structure places the desired information at the clinician's fingertips and facilitates study for trainees. Coverage of drugs approved since the last edition is thorough, encompassing new antidepressants (e.g., vortioxetine), new antipsychotics (e.g., cariprazine), and agents on the clinical horizon (e.g., ketamine). More than 180 tables and graphs present critically important data in an accessible way. A work of uncommon scientific rigor and clinical utility, The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology provides state-of-the-art information on both the principles and the practice of psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Conducting Miranda Evaluations

Conducting Miranda Evaluations
Author: Richard Rogers,Eric Y. Drogin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 303013511X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting Miranda Evaluations Book Excerpt:

This innovative book provides both the conceptual framework and clinical methods needed to appropriately handle problems that arise in the administration of Miranda warnings and waivers. Largely overlooked for decades, Miranda rights have been compromised in multiple ways, and in millions of cases. For example, each year, thousands of adult arrestees with intellectual disabilities or severe mental disorders waive their rights with markedly impaired Miranda understanding and reasoning. This also applies to thousands of developmentally immature juvenile detainees, who are often provided with complex warnings far beyond their comprehension levels. Addressing this continued crisis, Conducting Miranda Evaluations presents balanced and empirically based guidelines for conducting forensic assessments and communicating their empirical conclusions to the legal community. This book provides psychologists, and related professionals with the essential forensic and legal knowledge for carrying out evaluations of both Miranda comprehension and waiver-relevant reasoning.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders
Author: Andrew E. Skodol,John M. Oldham
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1615373748
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders Book Excerpt:

The subject of personality -- what makes each of us unique and different from one another -- has long been a topic of universal fascination. From a medical perspective, research on personality disorders has expanded with the advent of standardized diagnostic systems. This continuing and increased activity and progress in the field spurred the development of this third edition of The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Personality Disorders. With an emphasis on updating the information most relevant to clinicians, this new edition features contributions from established experts in the field as well as a new generation of scientists. Dozens of tables, illustrative figures, and real-life case examples summarize the vast data that continue to accumulate in five key areas: Clinical concepts, including theories of personality disorders, as well as their manifestations, assessment, and diagnosis. This opening section also describes the Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders in detail. Risk factors for, and the etiology and impact of, personality disorders. This section of the book examines data on prevalence, sociodemographics, and levels of functional impairment associated with personality disorders. It offers both a developmental and a genetic/neurobiological perspective and describes the symptomatic and functional outcomes of personality disorders. Treatment options across therapeutic modalities. A new, cutting-edge chapter argues for the early identification of borderline psychopathology in children and young adolescents, in an effort to prevent full-blown disorder later in life. Additional chapters delve into an array of individual psychotherapies, pharmacotherapeutic options, and group, family, and couples therapies. Guidance on forming and maintaining a therapeutic alliance and on avoiding boundary violations in treating patients with personality disorders is provided. Special problems, populations, and settings, including suicide, substance use disorders, antisocial behavior, personality pathology in general medical settings, and personality disorders among active-duty military. The usefulness of translational research to deepen understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of the personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder. This comprehensive textbook is an essential resource for clinicians looking to stay on the vanguard of a rapidly growing field.

Essentials of Psychiatry

Essentials of Psychiatry
Author: Robert E. Hales,Stuart C. Yudofsky,Glen O. Gabbard
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1585629332
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated to incorporate the latest research findings, this economical paperback abridgement of the Textbook presents, in distilled form, the core knowledge base of clinical psychiatry by focusing on information of greatest relevance to the practicing clinician.

Malpractice and Liability in Psychiatry

Malpractice and Liability in Psychiatry
Author: Peter Ash
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030919757
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malpractice and Liability in Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry
Author: Jacob Holzer,James Ellison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 0199374651
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: Principles and Practice is one of the first texts to provide a comprehensive review of important topics in the intersection of geriatric psychiatry, medicine, clinical neuroscience, forensic psychiatry, and law. It will speak to a broad audience among varied fields, including clinical and forensic psychiatry and mental health professionals, geriatricians and internists, attorneys and courts, regulators, and other professionals working with the older population. Topics addressed in this text, applied to the geriatric population, include clinical forensic evaluation, regulations and laws, civil commitment, different forms of capacity, guardianship, patient rights, medical-legal issues related to treatment, long term care and telemedicine, risk management, patient safety and error reduction, elder driving, sociopathy and aggression, offenders and the adjudication process, criminal evaluations, corrections, ethics, culture, cognitive impairment, substance abuse, trauma, older professionals, high risk behavior, and forensic mental health training and research. Understanding the relationship between clinical issues, laws and regulations, and managing risk and improving safety, will help to serve the growing older population.

The Clinician s Guide to Geriatric Forensic Evaluations

The Clinician s Guide to Geriatric Forensic Evaluations
Author: Karen Reimers
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0128150351
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clinician s Guide to Geriatric Forensic Evaluations Book Excerpt:

The Clinician's Guide to Geriatric Forensic Evaluations provides practical guidance to clinicians performing forensic evaluations on older adults. The book begins with how geriatric forensic evaluations differ from those done on non-geriatric adults. DSM-5 criteria for neurocognitive disorders are discussed and differentiated from the previous criteria in DSM-IV. Coverage includes assessing decision-making capacity/competence and evaluating undue influence, elder abuse, and financial exploitation. Each chapter opens with a case study and then highlights specific assessment techniques, best practices, and common pitfalls to avoid. The book additionally covers forensic report writing, court testimony, and when to refer to an outside independent expert. Samples of geriatric forensic reports are provided. Provides practical information on performing geriatric forensic evaluations Identifies DSM-5 criteria for neurocognitive disorders Includes assessing decision-making capacity/competence, undue influence, elder abuse, and financial exploitation Features assessment strategies, case studies, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid Advises on report writing and court testimony

The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness

The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness
Author: Thomas G. Gutheil
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2009-02-20
ISBN: 158562893X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness Book Excerpt:

Forensic psychiatry is growing in popularity, and many a practitioner feels the urge to explore this fascinating realm of endeavor. The second edition of The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness, by Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D., is a highly readable and practical guidebook for those interested in entering the field while navigating the dangers inherent in courtroom testimony. This volume is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his highly successful first edition. The earlier edition has been used in nearly all forensic psychiatric training programs in the U.S. and Canada since its publication in 1998. A professor of psychiatry at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School, Gutheil draws on his decades of experience in the courtroom and countless beginner's mistakes to help readers avoid the pitfalls of serving as an expert witness. While of great value to newcomers to the field, the book offers insight and guidance to early-career and seasoned expert witnesses as well. As in the first edition, this volume explores the role of the expert witness, moral issues, basic principles, depositions and trials, writing for the court, and ethical marketing. Besides the requisite updating of references and suggested readings, this latest volume features expansions and additions of particular benefit to prospective expert witnesses: A glossary of useful terms Expanded definitions of key concepts A lengthened discussion of bias in testimony Additional illustrative examples A model forensic consent form for examination Cases and principles that have arisen since the first edition The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness provides the practical, hands-on mentoring and guidance that were not readily available in the past. Concrete advice replaces abstract theorizing, and informal discussion in a user-friendly tone replaces scholarly discourse. These attributes combine to make this a book that is highly accessible and usable in real world courtroom settings. While some in society decry the expert witness function, the courts will continue, from all evidence, to require expert witness testimony in increasing numbers. The author seeks to help his colleagues meet the courts' needs with ethical, effective and helpful testimony through the publication of this revised volume. At the same time, Gutheil strives to make the often complex arena of forensic psychiatry more understandable to those who wish to enter the field and to seasoned experts eager to keep up with contemporary changes in forensic psychiatry.