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The Psychiatric Report: Principles and Practice of Forensic Writing

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2012 - Autumn

Contents

edited by Alec Buchanan, Ph.D., M.D., associate professor of psychiatry; and Michael A. Norko, M.D., FW ’88, associate professor of psychiatry (Cambridge University Press) Mental health professionals acting as witnesses in criminal, civil, and child custody cases recognize that the written report is central in legal settings. This book addresses ethical concerns that include conflicts of interest, offers guidance for preparing various types of reports, and covers such issues as the detection of malingering and the use of psychological tests.