From child custody battles to competency hearings, the role of the psychologist in law is growing rapidly. Whether working in the legal context as an expert witness, evaluator, or consultant, it is necessary for the mental health professional to maintain a very high standard of documentation. This requires a detailed knowledge of a large amount of forms, as well as their correct preparation.
Now fully updated and revised, The Forensic Documentation Sourcebook, Second Edition provides the most useful and current forms for accurate and comprehensive documentation and record keeping. These ready–to–use forms will save you and your practice hours that would otherwise be spent creating and collating them, freeing you to devote more energy to the important matters of the case you are working on. A companion CD includes all documents in Word format so you can customize them according to the unique needs of your practice.
Covering every aspect of forensic mental health practice, this fully revised Second Edition also includes:
- Two new chapters containing more than twenty forms for family law consultation and neuropsychological assessment
- Completed copies of key forms illustrating the type of information required
- Clear, concise explanations of the purpose of each form including when it should be used, with whom, and at what point in the examination
The Forensic Documentation Sourcebook, Second Edition is an essential, timesaving resource that allows any professional practicing or working in the field of forensic psychology the freedom to do their best work on the cases at hand.
Chapter 1. Initiating Forms.
Chapter 2. Initiating the Assessment Process.
Chapter 3. Initiating a Forensic Evaluation.
Chapter 4. Process Forms.
Chapter 5. Forms for Deposition and Trial Preparation.
Chapter 6. Forms for Family Law Consultation.
Chapter 7. Forms for Neuropsychological Assessment.
Chapter 8. Miscellaneous Forms.
Fred L. Alberts Jr., PhD, PA, is a psychologist with a private practice in forensics in Tampa, Florida.