Study Guide to Forensic Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 139 questions divided into 23 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.
The Study Guide’s companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition is a versatile resource that is valuable not only for practicing psychiatrists (both the general clinician and the forensic specialist) but also for psychiatric residents, those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs, and other mental health professionals. Organized around case examples and featuring an index of legal cases, the book provides the context clinicians require to navigate the legal system, understand their role as expert witnesses, and practice professionally and ethically.
Preface. Questions. Rediscovering forensic psychiatry. Introduction to the legal system. Starting a forensic practice. The expert witness. Ethics in forensic psychiatry. Psychiatric diagnosis in litigation. The forensic psychiatric examination and report. Professional liability in psychiatric practice and requisite standard of care. Competencies in civil law. Personal injury litigation and forensic psychiatric assessment. Disability. The workplace. Competency to stand trial and the insanity defense. Forensic assessment of sex offenders. Correctional psychiatry. Forensic psychiatry and law enforcement. Malingering. Children and adolescents. Personal violence. Understanding risk assessment instruments. Forensic psychiatry and the internet. Psychological testing in forensic psychiatry. Answer Guide.
About the Author
Robert I. Simon, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of
the Program in Psychiatry and Law in the Department of Psychiatry at Georgetown
University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is also Chairman of the
Department of Psychiatry at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Bethesda,
Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California?Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California; Medical Director, Sacramento County Mental Health Services in Sacramento, California; and Editor-in-Chief, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.