FORENSIC PRACTICE FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN: Getting Started, Gaining Experience, and Avoiding Pitfalls

Mental health professionals have much to contribute to court-related decisions. Forensic work is interesting and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and stressful, even for experienced clinicians. “Forensic Practice for the Mental Health Clinician: Getting Started, Gaining Experience, and Avoiding Pitfalls” walks you through the steps required to navigate most aspects of forensic practice. Each chapter focuses on a different type of assessment and role, including pertinent background, case references, and elements that need to be addressed. Filled with practical information (and checklist summaries) to help keep you on track, Shapiro and Walker’s book provides the necessary tools to prepare you for the work ahead.