The Clinician in Court

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The Clinician in Court I. CASE EXAMPLE Without warning, a therapist receives a subpoena to testify in court the following week. At first, she is sure that a mistake has…

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Clinicians and Lawyers

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Clinicians and Lawyers I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 Arriving one evening on an inpatient ward of a community mental health center, after transfer from the emergency room of…

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Forensic Evaluations

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Forensic Evaluations I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 A 25-year-old man appears at the inpatient admissions office of a community mental health center escorted by two police officers. The…

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Competence and Substitute Decision-Making

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Competence and Substitute Decision-Making I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 A 38-year-old clinical psychologist is voluntarily hospitalized after unexplained and seemingly self-injurious behavior occurring at a religious retreat house…

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Malpractice and Other Forms of Liability

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Malpractice and Other Forms of Liability I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 After attending a continuing education program at which the problems of antipsychotic-induced metabolic syndrome were discussed, a…

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Legal Issues in Inpatient Psychiatry

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Legal Issues in Inpatient Psychiatry I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 A 23-year-old man is tolerated by his family despite a slow slide into a withdrawn, catatonic state, until…

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Confidentiality and Privilege

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Confidentiality and Privilege I. CASE EXAMPLES A. CASE EXAMPLE 1 A 27-year-old man appears at a psychiatric hospital’s emergency room looking dirty and disheveled. His communications are impaired by marked…

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