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Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

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ISBN-10: 0306465388

ISBN-13: 9780306465383

Edition: 2001

Authors: Kirk Heilbrun

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Unlike most of the literature in forensic mental health assessment, which is organized around specific legal issues, this book posits the existence of broad principles of forensic assessment that are applicable across different legal issues and are derived from and supported by sources of authority in ethics, law, science, and professional practice. The author describes and analyzes twenty-nine broad principles of forensic mental health assessment within this framework.
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Kirk Heilbrun is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology, Drexel University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, and the evaluation and interventions associated with such decision-making. He is the Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence, having previously served as president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41, and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He received the 2004 Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology award and the 2008 Beth Clark Distinguished Service Contribution Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Introduction
Developing Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Preparation
First Contacts
Defining the Evaluator's Role
Using a Model
Data Collection
Selection
Administration
Data Interpretation
Assessing Response Style
Incorporating Scientific Reasoning and Data
Making Assertions and Clarifying Limits
Communication
Communicating Clearly
Testifying Effectively
Applying the Principles of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Implications for Research, Training, Practice, and Policy
Index