Kirk Heilbrun, Thomas Grisso, and Alan M. Goldstein
in Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment
Chapter 3 examines the relevant sources of authority for developing best-practice standards, including law, behavioral and medical sciences, professional ethics, and professional practice. ...
Lisa Drago Piechowski
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important ... More
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. In making recommendations for best practice, chapters consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. This volume focuses on evaluating the determination of disability status in the workplace. The reader is walked through every aspect of the evaluation, beginning with an introduction to the nature and legal meaning of disability. The chapters offer evidence-based practice recommendations and an overview of issues specific to evaluations for social security, worker's compensation, and other disability benefit programs. ...Less