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Evaluation for Guardianship

Evaluation for Guardianship

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Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for
particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and
testifying in court.

Volumes include the following helpful features:
Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations
Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls
Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes
Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference
Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic

In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

This book considers those legal, ethical and assessment issues that arise when forensic mental health professionals are asked to evaluate the capacity of adults to make independent decisions about the management of their personal and financial affairs. As our population ages, the competence of those
who are elderly and mentally infirmed may be challenged more and more frequently, and this book will be an invaluable resource for those involved in assessing that competence.


Author: Eric Y. Drogin, Curtis L. Barrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 04/12/2010
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.70h x 5.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780195323603

About the Author

Eric Y. Drogin, JD, PhD, ABPP serves on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School (as a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, and on the staff of the Forensic Psychiatry Service, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Curtis L. Barrett, PhD, ABPP serves on the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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