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Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment

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* Provides quick reference information on administering, interpreting, and scoring the assessment instruments most frequently used by forensic psychologists. * Covers custody cases, expert witness assessment, fitness to stand trial, civil commitment, and substance abuse assessment.
Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment
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In order to properly perform forensic assessments, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret these tests. This book provides guidance on custody cases, expert witness assessment, and substance abuse assessment. This fully revised edition reflects the latest developments in research and theory, including the most recent codes and standards published by the American Psychology-Law Society and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. It is a quick reference for forensic psychologists and mental health professionals involved in court cases.
MARC J. ACKERMAN, PhD, Chair of the Forensic Psychology Program at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, is a forensic and clinical psychologist and expert on personal injury and child custody. He maintains a counseling and consulting practice in Milwaukee and is the author of several books for psychologists and lawyers on the topic of child custody, including Wiley's Clinician's Guide to Child Custody Evaluations, Third Edition and " Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's?": Parenting Together While Living Apart, Second Edition. He has been involved in thousands of personal injury and custody evaluation cases and is the cocreator of ASPECT, a major child-custody evaluation instrument.
Series Preface.

One: Introduction to Essentials of Forensic Assessment.

Two: Essentials of Child Custody Evaluations.

Three: Essentials of Personal Injury Assessment.

Four: Essentials of Malingering Assessment.

Five: Essentials of Competency to Stand Trial Assessment.

Six: Essentials of Involuntary Civil Commitment Assessment for Mental Illness.

Seven: Essentials of Juvenile Assessment.

Eight: Essentials of Substance Abuse Assessment.

Nine: Essentials of Maltreatment Assessment.

Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Psychological Abuse, and Domestic Violence.

Ten: Essentials of Violence and Risk Assessment.

References.

Annotated Bibliography.

Acknowledgements.

About the Author.

Index.

Author
Marc J. Ackerman, Alan S. Kaufman
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Series
Essentials of Psychological Assessment
Year
2010
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0470551682
ISBN-13
9780470551684
Format
Paperback
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Place of Publication
Chichester
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
614.15
Language
English
Media
Book
Series Number
77
Pages
352
Short Title
ESSENTIALS OF FORENSIC PSYC-2E
Illustrations
Illustrations
Publication Date
2010-05-18
Residence
US
Affiliation
North Shore Psychotherapy Associates, Milwaukee, WI? North Shore Psych
Audience
General/Trade

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