In order to properly perform forensic assessments, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret these tests. This book provides guidance on custody cases, expert witness assessment, and substance abuse assessment. This fully revised edition reflects the latest developments in research and theory, including the most recent codes and standards published by the American Psychology-Law Society and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. It is a quick reference for forensic psychologists and mental health professionals involved in court cases.
MARC J. ACKERMAN, PhD, Chair of the Forensic Psychology Program at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, is a forensic and clinical psychologist and expert on personal injury and child custody. He maintains a counseling and consulting practice in Milwaukee and is the author of several books for psychologists and lawyers on the topic of child custody, including Wiley's Clinician's Guide to Child Custody Evaluations, Third Edition and " Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's?": Parenting Together While Living Apart, Second Edition. He has been involved in thousands of personal injury and custody evaluation cases and is the cocreator of ASPECT, a major child-custody evaluation instrument.
Series Preface. Acknowledgments. One Introduction to Essentials of Forensic Assessment. Two Essentials of Child Custody Evaluations. Three Essentials of Personal Injury Assessment. Four Essentials of Malingering Assessment. Five Essentials of Competency to Stand Trial Assessment. Six Essentials of Involuntary Civil Commitment Assessment. Seven Essentials of Juvenile Assessment. Eight Essentials of Substance Abuse Assessment. Nine Essentials of Maltreatment Assessment: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Psychological Abuse, and Domestic Violence. Ten Essentials of Violence and Risk Assessment. References. Annotated Bibliography. Index. About the Author.