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

Allan E. Barsky

333 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
October 2013
ISBN 978-1-4625-1310-9
Cat. #1310
Price: $30.00 $25.50
March 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0355-1
Cat. #0355
Price: $75.00 $63.75
March 2012
ISBN 978-1-4625-0526-5
EPUB format
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Listen to an interview with the author from Social Work Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Singer:
The reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in PDF format.
Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

New to This Edition
  • Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice.
  • Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants.
  • Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence.
  • An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter.
  • Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children
  • Supplemental materials for course use—including an instructor's manual—are available at the author's website.
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