Mental Health Professional and the Legal System
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.
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