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Clinicians in Court A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know

ISBN-10: 1593850166

ISBN-13: 9781593850166

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jonathan W. Gould, Allan E. Barsky

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Jonathan W. Gould, PhD, ABPP, is in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is a principal in the Charlotte Psychotherapy and Consultation Group.

Prologue
Introduction
Case Study
Court and Other Adjudicative Hearings
Concepts of Justice and Procedural Fairness
Initiating the Process
Pretrial Processes
The Trial
Deciding
Appeals
Other Tribunals
Overview
Beginning with Yourself
Experiences, Attitudes, and Triggers
Roles
Commonalities, Conflicts, and Moving Beyond
Conclusion
First Contact
Contacted to Be a Witness or to Provide Information
A Client Complains
Selecting an Attorney
Confidentiality, Privilege, and Exceptions
Conclusion
Preparation for Legal Proceedings
Gathering Information
Sensitive Information
The Decision to Call You as a Witness
Signed Statements
Preparing for a Hearing
Mental Preparation
Preparing Your Clients
Oral Testimony at an Adjudication
Direct Examination
Ten Rules of Testifying
Cross-Examination
Hearings without Attorneys
Technology and Providing Evidence
After the Cross
Clinical Records
The Organization of Records
The Contents of Records
Clients' Rights
Using Records at a Hearing
Thwarting Disclosure
Expert Witnesses
The Roles of Experts
Admitting Expert Evidence
Selecting Experts
Contract for Services
Direct Examination
Cross-Examination
Reliability and Validity
Documentary Evidence
Types of Documentary Evidence
Elements of Reports
Proofing Your Report
The Use of Language
Claims against Clinicians
Court Actions
Disciplinary Hearings
Avoiding Malpractice Actions
Testifying
Costs of a Defense
Research Needs
Alternatives to Adjudication
Pretrial Disclosures
Pretrial Settlement Conferences
Administrative Tribunals
Legislative Hearings
Collaborative Processes
Conclusion
Epilogue
Glossary
Appendices
Service Agreement for an Expert Witness for Review/Rebuttal Services
Fee Arrangement for an Expert Witness Who Is Called to Testify
Informed Consent to Participate in a Forensic Psychological Evaluation
Initial Letter to Attorneys after an Appointment Order
Sample Affidavit
References
Index