Mental Health Experts: Roles and Qualifications for Court (2nd ed.)

Mental Health Experts: Roles and Qualifications for Court (2nd ed.) By Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, and Robert L. Sadoff, M.D.

By Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, and Robert L. Sadoff, M.D.

Includes searchable CD-ROM.

Mental Health Experts is a concise but fully-loaded resource for evaluating the “experts” and understanding who is qualified to do what, and when. Whether you are a judge, attorney, or mental health professional, this book will be your reliable guide to demystifying the role of mental health experts in legal settings.

After introductory chapters on the roles and qualification standards of mental health professionals, the authors review the education, training, and certification requirements for various professions – from psychologists and psychiatrists to addiction counselors and dance/movement therapists.

The book includes suggested voir dire questions for more than 19 key types of mental health professionals, direct and cross-examination samples, tips on how to detect false educational transcripts and vanity board certifications, an acronym glossary, and professional contact information.

The new second edition significantly expands sections on training and certification requirements for various professions and includes updates on the application of Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and the admissibility of expert opinions, syndromal evidence, repressed memories, eyewitness testimony, and false confessions. This edition also explores emerging professions, including capital case mitigation experts and professional coaches.

The second edition, which includes the book and searchable CD-ROM, is publication number 4883 and sells for $89. To order, please contact the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Customer Service Department at 1-800-932-4637 or email at info@pbi.org.

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