"The editors have assembled a magnificent collaboration between
psychiatrists and psychologists to bring forth critical knowledge
and insight to the core competency of forensic assessment. This
handbook is essential reading and a comprehensive resource for both
newly minted and seasoned forensic practitioners."
?Robert I. Simon, MD, Director, Program in Psychiatry and Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine
"This long-awaited resource blows the dust off traditional
standards, shakes the cobwebs out of our old ways of thinking, and
shows the practical steps in producing work that will make sense to
juries and withstand the most skillful cross-examination. . . .
[T]here is no better resource."
?Kenneth S. Pope, PhD, ABPP, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology; coauthor, Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition
"From preparation to collection to interpretation to
communication of the results, this excellent, comprehensive
treasure shows how to conduct forensic assessments. Each splendid
evidence-based chapter is presented from the collaboration between
psychologists and psychiatrists. It is a must-have resource for
forensic experts as well as general practitioners or anyone wishing
to understand standard of care in forensic assessment."
?Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, 2011 American Psychological Association President
The practitioner-oriented coverage in the Handbook of Forensic Assessment examines:
The current state of psychology and psychiatry?including requisite clinical competencies, ethical guidelines, and considerations of multidisciplinary collaboration
Various approaches to assessments in criminal and civil matters
The principles of effective preparation, data collection, and interpretation, as well as communication for each special situation
Topics including competence to stand trial, sexual offender evaluations, addictions, child abuse, and education
Overarching practice issues, such as practice development, retention, compensation, consultation, and forensic treatment
Includes sample reports that demonstrate the integrative potential of both psychology and psychiatry
Incorporating a wealth of current and multidisciplinary research, the Handbook of Forensic Assessment is destined to become every mental health professional's most valuable one-stop reference for their forensic work.