Publication Year: 2007
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Gutheil, Thomas G.; Dattilio, Frank M.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 94
A practical hands-on guide to testifying in court on mental health issues, this text offers a vital tool for the novice as well as the most seasoned practitioner.
Prepared by two of the field's leading scholars and practitioners, this original work cuts through dense forensic mental health theory and addresses the actual, concrete approaches to ethical and effective testimony that experts need in court. Rich in multiple examples of courtroom dialogue, direct and cross examination, collaboration with attorneys, and the craft of effective testimony, this text describes the common pitfalls and various traps that experts so frequently encounter and tells you how to avoid them.
Practical Approaches to Forensic Mental Health Testimony