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Legal issues in clinical practice with victims of violence

Author: John E B Myers
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a leading expert on interpersonal violence, this book explains what mental health clinicians need to know about the legal system and their role in it, particularly when working with victims of child abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. John E.B. Myers provides an accessible overview of the criminal and civil justice systems, focusing on laws, cases, and procedures that are relevant to clinical practice.  Read more...
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Myers, John E. B.
Legal issues in clinical practice with victims of violence.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016022261
(OCoLC)949922871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E B Myers
ISBN: 9781462528639 1462528635
OCLC Number: 960457663
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. The basics --
The American legal system --
Part II. The criminal justice system --
Crimes and defenses --
Criminal investigation and trial --
Hearsay --
Part III. The civil justice system --
Family law --
Child protective services and juvenile court --
Voluntary and involuntary mental health treatment --
Part IV. Clinicians and courts --
Testifying in court --
Expert testimony --
Confidentiality and privilege --
Malpractice and ethical violations --
Part V. Proving interpersonal violence in court --
Proof in court --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: John E.B. Myers.

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From a leading expert on interpersonal violence, this book explains what mental health clinicians need to know about the legal system and their role in it, particularly when working with victims of child abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. John E.B. Myers provides an accessible overview of the criminal and civil justice systems, focusing on laws, cases, and procedures that are relevant to clinical practice. Numerous illustrative examples and legal cases are included. The book examines how interpersonal violence is proven in court and offers practical guidance for responding to subpoenas, interacting with legal personnel, testifying as an expert witness or fact witness, and managing liability and malpractice risks. --

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"Clinical professionals frequently find the law mysterious; they may not understand why the law works as it does, how it applies to their activities, and the resultant impact on victims of violence. Read more...

 
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