Mental Health Professional and the Legal System
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
- 208 Pages
- ISBN 978-0-87318-625-4
- Item #7625
Part I: Overview.You and the law. The law and the legal process. The need for mental health professionals in the legal system. Common legal tests.
Part II: The Law, the Patient, and the Therapist.The therapist in court. Legal issues arising in a treatment relationship. Civil commitment: the therapist’s role. Legal requests and the subpoena.
Part III: The Law and the Expert Witness as Consultant to the Attorney.Contact with the attorney. The examination. The expert’s report. Preparing for deposition or trial. Court testimony. Epilogue. Appendix.
Edited by Liza H. Gold, M.D., and Richard L. Frierson, M.D. 2018