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Basics of the Law and Legal System

Ronald Schouten.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 6037 words.

The goal of this book is to help clinicians at all levels of training negotiate the complex legal issues that are an inherent part of modern clinical practice. This chapter provides an...

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Civil Commitment

Ronald Schouten and Philip J. Candilis.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 10456 words.

More than any other clinical intervention, civil commitment is subject to strict legal requirements and oversight. Although the rules and processes vary by jurisdiction, the legal...

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Clinicians in the Legal System

Ronald Schouten.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 8846 words.

The first 15 chapters of this book have described, and hopefully simplified, the major legal issues that are inherent in the practice of the mental health professions. However, there are a...

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Confidentiality and Testimonial Privilege

Robert Scott Johnson and Ronald Schouten.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 10303 words.

This chapter describes the complex medicolegal issues surrounding the rules of confidentiality and privilege and their multiple exceptions. It lays out the underpinnings of confidentiality,...

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Disability Evaluations

Marilyn Price.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 10841 words.

Mental health professionals frequently participate in the disability application process. Standards and requirements for a finding of disability may vary considerably from one context to...

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Ethics at the Intersection of Mental Health and the Law

Philip J. Candilis and Navneet Sidhu.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 8951 words.

Clinicians regularly face ethical dilemmas that challenge their personal and professional boundaries, such as accepting gifts, interacting with patients or evaluees in social settings, and...

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Evaluation of Child Abuse and Neglect

Matthew Soulier and Catherine Ayoub.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 9061 words.

Child abuse and neglect constitute a long-standing worldwide epidemic. Millions of cases of abuse and neglect are reported every year. As mandated reporters, clinicians are legally bound to...

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Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Alternative Forms of Substitute Decision Making

Ronald Schouten and Rebecca W. Brendel.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 11829 words.

To protect individuals who can no longer make the decisions and carry on the activities of adult life, society has provided processes including the appointment of alternative decision...

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Informed Consent

Ronald Schouten and Kimberly D. Kumer.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 10418 words.

The contemporary doctrine of informed consent is one of the most important developments in modern medicine. Informed consent as we know it today is a fundamental principle of medical...

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Juveniles and the Law

Matthew Lahaie and Robert Kinscherff.

in Mental Health Practice and the Law

March 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Forensic and Law Psychology. 11924 words.

This chapter discusses areas of law relevant to mental health clinicians working with juveniles. Clinicians must be aware of the law in the specific jurisdictions in which they practice....

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