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.