AN AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO THE CURRENT SPECIALTY GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Ethics in Forensic Psychology Practice is a comprehensive and authoritative resource that addresses major concerns of professionals who conduct evaluations, provide treatment, carry out research, as well as a guide for those who teach and train in diverse legal contexts. Including on the American Psychological Association's current Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, the standard measure for ethical and legal conduct, this important volume is organized around substantive practice issues that cut across various functions and roles. The authors include a range of topics such as training, business practices, roles, privacy, confidentiality, report writing, testifying, and more.
RANDY K. OTTO, PD, ABPP, is a faculty member in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida, with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Criminology. ALAN M. GOLDSTEIN, PD, ABPP, is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is in independent practice of forensic psychology. KIRK HEILBRUN, PD, ABPP, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS ix PREFACE xi CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1 CHAPTER 2 Sources of Authority 11 CHAPTER 3 Competence 34 CHAPTER 4 Roles 55 CHAPTER 5 Working with Attorneys and Other Referral Sources 82 CHAPTER 6 Informed Consent, Assent, and Notification 109 CHAPTER 7 Privacy, Confidentiality, Privilege, and Access to Records 124 CHAPTER 8 Assessment 141 CHAPTER 9 Collateral Sources of Information 160 CHAPTER 10 Documentation 177 CHAPTER 11 Communication 190 APPENDIX: SPECIALTY GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 201 REFERENCES 234 AUTHOR INDEX 243 SUBJECT INDEX 247