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Autor: Barton E. Bernstein
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The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental Health Professionals

An A-Z Guide to Being an Effective Witness
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A one-stop guide to testifying in court for mental healthprofessionals
Even the most seasoned mental health professionals can findthemselves unnerved by the prospect of appearing in court,especially when presented with it for the first time. Those in themental health field usually have no formal preparation fortestifying in court, even though they often play an important partin many types of cases.

The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental HealthProfessionals provides a concise yet comprehensive guide forpractitioners preparing to appear in court. The authors employtheir combined decades of legal work in the mental health field toprovide a clear, no-nonsense handbook of what to expect, how toprepare, and what to look out for when testifying in court.

Along with a general introduction to courts and the legal system,the text details topics such as:
* Testifying both as an expert and involuntary witness
* Protecting clients when bringing therapy into testimony
* Preparing for testimony
* Tips to use and lawyers' tricks to look out for when testifyingin court

Throughout the book, Bernstein and Hartsell use detailed casestudies to provide specific examples. In addition, "legal lightbulbs" offer important tips and facts, and appendices list relevantWeb resources and provide common legal forms.

A one-of-a-kind resource, The Portable Guide to Testifying in Courtfor Mental Health Professionals gives a complete view of your rolein courtroom proceedings, offering a vital tool for both legal andmental health practices.
PART I: THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

1. Our System of Justice.

2. Involvement in the Judicial System.

3. Lawyers: Their Functions.

4. The Expert Witness.

PART II: TESTIMONY VERSUS THERAPY.

5. Therapist: Two Different Roles.

6. Ethics.

7. Confidentiality.

8. Resolving Conflicts before They Escalate.

PART III: PREPARING FOR TESTIMONY.

9. Subpoenas.

10. Preparing for Discovery.

11. Preparing "Ask Me" Questions for the Lawyer.

12. Preparing for Deposition Testimony.

13. Preparing for Courtroom Testimony.

PART IV: IN THE COURTROOM.

14. Testimony Tips.

15. Lawyers' Tricks.

16. Challenges to the Expert Witness: The Daubert Case.

PART V: THE EXPERT WITNESS'S TOOLS.

17. The Resume: Your Introduction to the Court.

18. Contracts.

19. Making Sure You Are Compensated.

20. What to Do If You Are Sued.

PART VI: OTHER EXPERT WITNESSES.

21. The School Counselor as a Courtroom Witness.

22. The Forensic Expert.

Appendix A: Useful Web Sites.

Appendix B: Useful Forms.

Example of a Motion to Quash Subpoena.

Example of a Motion for Entry of a Protective Order.

Example of a Qualified Protective Order.

Authorization for the Use and Disclosure of Protected HealthInformation.

Checklist for Deposition Testimony.

Checklist for Direct Examination for Courtroom Testimony.

Checklist for Cross-Examination.

List of Federal Cases Involving Daubert Challenges of MentalHealth Professionals.

Trial Vita (Sample Form).

Employee Evaluation Information and Consent Form.

Home Study Information and Consent Form.

Contract for Forensic Services and Information and ConsentForm.

Index.

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Autor: Barton E. Bernstein
ISBN-13 :: 9780471735366
ISBN: 0471735361
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 288
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage
Sonstiges: Ebook