Publication date:05 July 2010
Length of book:726 pages
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishing
The new, second edition of this comprehensive text boasts coverage that is both expanded and reconfigured to focus on the most critical topics and the most up-to-date approaches in forensic psychiatry. The first edition rapidly became the gold standard in this maturing discipline because it was the first textbook designed and written for both the general clinician and the forensic psychiatrist.
This edition retains that versatility and extends its scope to include new issues in the field. New features include: ? A chapter on forensic geriatric psychiatry, a topic that grows in importance as our population ages? A chapter on forensic psychiatry and the Internet, which poses questions and raises issues that become more salient every day? An extensively revised chapter on psychological testing that addresses the administration and interpretation of the most current instruments in use in the field.
In addition, the Textbook has preserved the features that made it so successful in its first edition, updating them to reflect current knowledge and practice. These include: ? An index of legal cases that provides the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant precedents easily? Chapters that are organized around case examples and include reviews of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. A study guide is also available to assist in teaching or preparing for the forensic board examination? A revised and updated chapter on ethics that takes into account the ongoing evolution and clarification of the ethical role of forensic psychiatrists? Thorough coverage of what it takes to set up and manage a forensic practice and deal with key players in law enforcement and the legal system? Detailed information about the role and responsibilities of the expert witness? A survey of the different categories of legal cases, including malpractice, disability, competency, and criminal ? A detailed glossary of legal terms
Practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs, as well as other mental health professionals, will find The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition a well-organized, truly practical text and reference.