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Author Gutheil, Thomas G.

Title The psychiatrist in court : a survival guide / Thomas G. Gutheil
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. ; London : American Psychiatric Press, [1998]


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Description xv, 126 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: "What? Me? Go to Court?" -- 2. The Courtroom as Foreign Country -- 3. Personnel and Procedures of the Courtroom -- 4. Types of Witnesses -- 5. Depositions and How to Survive Them -- 6. The Trial Itself -- 7. Writing for Court -- 8. Specific Roles for the Psychiatrist in Court -- 9. Epilogue -- App. 1. On Wearing Two Hats: Role Conflict in Serving as Both Psychotherapist and Expert Witness / Larry H. Strasburger, Thomas G. Gutheil and Archie Brodsky -- App. 2. Suggested Readings
Summary Mixing humor and a cheerful informality, Dr. Gutheil uses examples drawn from hundreds of actual cases and countless consultations with colleagues to show you how to deal with the legal system successfully
The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide will help you navigate the dangers lurking beneath the surface of the courtroom appearance. To lessen your dread and quell your fears about this stressful situation, this book succinctly illustrates the basics of the legal process, including the setting, the assumptions, the personnel, and the issues and techniques involved. Drawing on his internationally recognized expertise as a forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, Dr. Thomas Gutheil describes the legal process step by step from the subpoena and deposition to the actual trial and describes the surprises and pitfalls that lie in your path. He outlines different approaches to testifying on the witness stand and discusses the various roles a psychiatrist may play in court procedure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Evidence, Expert -- United States -- Popular works.
Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States -- Popular works.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States.
Expert Testimony.
Forensic Medicine.
LC no. 97034483
ISBN 088048764X (alk. paper)