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Ethics in Forensic Psychology Practice

ISBN: 978-1-118-71204-7
272 pages
May 2017
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AN AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO THE CURRENT SPECIALTY GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

Ethics in Forensic Psychology Practice is a comprehensive and authoritative resource that addresses major concerns of professionals who conduct evaluations, provide treatment, carry out research, as well as a guide for those who teach and train in diverse legal contexts. Including on the American Psychological Association's current Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, the standard measure for ethical and legal conduct, this important volume is organized around substantive practice issues that cut across various functions and roles. The authors include a range of topics such as training, business practices, roles, privacy, confidentiality, report writing, testifying, and more.

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Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHORS ix

PREFACE xi

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1

CHAPTER 2 Sources of Authority 11

CHAPTER 3 Competence 34

CHAPTER 4 Roles 55

CHAPTER 5 Working with Attorneys and Other Referral Sources 82

CHAPTER 6 Informed Consent, Assent, and Notification 109

CHAPTER 7 Privacy, Confidentiality, Privilege, and Access to Records 124

CHAPTER 8 Assessment 141

CHAPTER 9 Collateral Sources of Information 160

CHAPTER 10 Documentation 177

CHAPTER 11 Communication 190

APPENDIX: SPECIALTY GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC

PSYCHOLOGY 201

REFERENCES 234

AUTHOR INDEX 243

SUBJECT INDEX 247

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Author Information

RANDY K. OTTO, PHD, ABPP, is a faculty member in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida, with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Criminology.

ALAN M. GOLDSTEIN, PHD, ABPP, is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is in independent practice of forensic psychology.

KIRK HEILBRUN, PHD, ABPP, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University.

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