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The Mental Health Practitioner and the Law

A Comprehensive Handbook

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$101.00 • £87.95 • €91.95

ISBN 9780674697218

Publication Date: 05/17/1998


116 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 tables


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  • Introduction [Lawrence E. Lifson, M.D., and Robert I. Simon, M.D.]
  • Liability Prevention
    • The Harvard Medical Practice Study [Troyen Brennan, M.D., J.D., MPH]
    • Informed Consent [Marilyn Berner, J.D., LICSW]
    • Liability Issues with Managed Care [James Hilliard, J.D.]
    • Write Smarter, Not Longer [Marilyn Berner, J.D., LICSW]
    • Child and Adolescent Therapy [Renee Tankenoff Brant, M.D., and Hon. Jonathan Brant]
    • The Perspective of the Insurer [Peggy Berry Martin, M.Ed., A.R.M.]
    • What Your Licencing Board Expects of You [Richard Waring, J.D.]
  • Malpractice Minefields
    • Litigation Hot Spots in Clinical Practice [Robert I. Simon, M.D.]
    • Supervisor, Supervisee, and Medical Backup [Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.]
    • The Violent Patient [James Beck, M.D., Ph.D., and Prudence Baxter, M.D.]
    • The Suicidal Patient [Robert I. Simon, M.D.]
    • Pitfalls of Prescribing Medications [James Hilliard, J.D.]
    • Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy [Robert I. Simon, M.D.]
    • Termination of Treatment with Troublesome Patients [James Hilliard, J.D.]
  • The Clinician in Court: A Survival Guide
    • Witnesses, Depositions, and Trials [Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.]
    • Patients Who Sue and Clinicians Who Get Sued in the Managed Care Era [Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., and Archie Brodsky, B.A.]
    • The Wellsprings of Litigation [Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.]
    • Ethical and Effective Testimony after Daubert [Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., and Archie Brodsky, B.A.]
    • Suggestions for Expert Witnesses [Larry H. Strasburger, M.D.]
    • Narrative Truth, Historical Truth, and Forensic Truth [Alan Scheflin, J.D., L.L.M.]
    • The Perspective of the Plaintiff’s Attorney [Clyde D. Bergstresser, J.D.]
    • Listen to Your Lawyer [David Gould, J.D.]
    • A View from the Bench [Hon. Kermit V. Lipez]
  • Epilogue [Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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