Psychotherapists as Expert Witnesses

Author: Roger Kennedy
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753723
Format: PDF
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The book describes the author's extensive experience of working as an expert witness in family courts. It provides detailed guidance for assessing families for the courts, as well giving many detailed clinical examples to illustrate points made. Topics covered include guidance for experts, assessment of families, contact issues, fostering and adoption and rehabilitation issues.

Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention in Childcare Legal Proceedings

Author: Mike Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317515951
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This book draws upon the author’s first-hand clinical experience as an Expert Witness in child and family legal proceedings to explore the success of psychotherapy assessments and interventions. Focusing on families who are seeking to be re-united after the removal of their children into foster care, Mike Davies discusses critical aspects of therapy which can help to identify and engage those who will benefit from additional support. Chapters combine heuristic, case studies, and narrative research methodologies, considering parents’ stories, self-identity issues and assessment criteria, to uncover an emerging framework that illuminates an innovative therapeutic approach. Divided into three parts, the book develops a comprehensive overview of and thorough investigation into therapeutic assessment during childcare legal proceedings, including explorations into crucial issues such as how and why some families are granted therapeutic intervention, as well as the level of understanding and expertise that professionals and local services can provide in these contexts. Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention in Childcare Legal Proceedings will be of key reading for researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, law, social work and psychotherapy. The book will also be of interest to social workers, expert psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapists, psychiatrists, and those specialising in public law.

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

Author: Kathleen Wheeler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323045227
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Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful "how-to" primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient's initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail. A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework. Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma. Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed. Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination. Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques. Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques. Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients. Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.

Zombie CSU

Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806534613
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue

The Psychologist as Expert Witness

Author: Theodore H. Blau
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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The leading resource on forensic practice The Psychologist as Expert Witness, Second Edition introduces practitioners to the law and the role of psychologists in the courtroom, covering all facets of forensic practice-one of the most rapidly growing areas of professional specialization. This comprehensive primer prepares the psychologist to function credibly as an expert witness, identifying the current and emerging areas of application of psychology to the law. Revealing psychology's enormous potential to promote human welfare through the American system of jurisprudence, former American Psychological Association president Theodore Blau: * Outlines the ways psychology has come into contact with the court via the areas of neuropsychology, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, mental disability, psychological profiles, various marital and family issues, and others * Offers a wide range of situations in which psychologists have appeared as expert witnesses * Includes step-by-step instructions on examining competency to stand trial and making custody recommendations * Examines cases where psychologists have done well-and not so well-in court * Discusses malingering, deceit, and exaggeration * Presents guidelines for testifying in marital, civil, and criminal disputes * Emphasizes standards for practice and practical training in providing testimony to the courts

Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst

Author: Alice Miller
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518739255
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Gemeinsame Leitthemen der in diesem Band enthaltenen drei Studien sind die Ursprünge des Selbstverlustes und Wege der Selbstfindung. Das Drama des begabten, das heißt sensiblen, wachen Kindes besteht darin, daß es schon früh Bedürfnisse seiner Eltern spürt und sich ihnen anpaßt, indem es lernt, seine intensivsten, aber unerwünschten Gefühle nicht zu fühlen. Obwohl diese "verpönten" Gefühle später nicht immer vermieden werden können, bleiben sie doch abgespalten, das heißt: Der vitalste Teil des wahren Selbst wird nicht in die Persönlichkeit integriert. Das führt zu emotionaler Verunsicherung und Verarmung (Selbstverlust), die sich in der Depression ausdrücken oder aber in der Grandiosität abgewehrt werden. Die angeführten Beispiele sensibilisieren für das nicht artikulierte, hinter Idealisierungen verborgene Leiden des Kindes wie auch für die Tragik der nicht verfügbaren Eltern, die einst selbst verfügbare Kinder gewesen sind.

Fair Housing Comes of Age

Author: George R. Metcalf
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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Over the past three decades the civil rights movement has succeeded in increasing equality of opportunity for minority groups in American society. However, as Metcalf suggests in this volume, discrimination in the area of housing remains very real and very critical. For, despite the efforts of legislation like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that has led to equality in voting, education, and employment for members of minority groups, housing discrimination in various forms remains rampant, with close to two million incidents of discrimination in housing occurring annually. In this thought-provoking treatment of housing policies and practices within the U.S., Metcalf traces the development of governmental intervention in the housing arena from the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 through the Housing and Community Development act of 1974. . . . Metcalf proposes that his text be used as a catalyst to induce the public to act, and in turn, to influence the courts, administrators, and legislatures at all governmental levels. A detailed and well-written volume. "Choice" Despite legislation designed to eliminate discrimination in housing, the ghettoization of minorities, especially Blacks, has become more severe in the past two decades. In this compelling work, George Metcalf examines the reasons why Title VIII has had so little effect, and he documents the experience of the individuals and agencies who have carried the main burden in efforts to achieve fair housing. He offers excerpts and data drawn from extensive interviews, as well as careful analyses of twelve landmark decisions involving violations such as racial steering, misinformation, harassment, redlining, and exclusionary land practices.

Understanding Parricide

Author: Kathleen M. Heide
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195176669
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.

trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641059038
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Mehrere Jahre musste der österreichische Psychologe Viktor E. Frankl in deutschen Konzentrationslagern verbringen. Doch trotz all des Leids, das er dort sah und erlebte, kam er zu dem Schluss, dass es selbst an Orten der größten Unmenschlichkeit möglich ist, einen Sinn im Leben zu sehen. Seine Erinnerungen, die er in diesem Buch festhielt und die über Jahrzehnte Millionen von Menschen bewegten, sollen weder Mitleid erregen noch Anklage erheben. Sie sollen Kraft zum Leben geben.