Sexual Abuse Litigation

Author: Rebecca A Rix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113541517X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prepare a solid case with advice from successful litigators! Ideal for use as a legal guide or a practical reference, Sexual Abuse Litigation examines how professionals can responsibly and effectively advocate on behalf of adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the midst of the controversies surrounding recovered memories. This comprehensive book places the current recovered-memory controversy in historical context and examines how various psychological and medical conceptions of trauma have shaped public opinion and the construction of delayed discovery statutes of limitations. For lawyers, advocates, clinicians, and CSA survivors, Sexual Abuse Litigation offers practical advice in clear prose and an easy-to-use format. Summaries, charts, legal practice tips, and samples of actual testimony make this book an invaluable reference tool. It also tabulates the statutes of limitations for sexual abuse cases in all fifty states. In Sexual Abuse Litigation, experienced litigators will guide you through the phases of the legal process, offering practical suggestions on: case evaluation and development the pitfalls and opportunities of professional cooperation between therapists and lawyers the effective use of plaintiff expert witnesses strategies for countering the ”false memories” defense the identification of insurance benefits for injuries related to CSA techniques for cross-examining expert witnesses for the defense vital networking information, including resource referrals for adult survivors, help with appellate cases, and information on abuse by clergy and other professionals Offering strategies for sustaining the admissibility of the CSA survivor's testimony and how to maintain focus on the question of whether abuse occurred, Sexual Abuse Litigation will give you or your client the necessary information on how to successfully prepare for a CSA case and face the challenges of such cases in the courtroom.

Intimate Violence

Author: Donald Dutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136410155
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Take an updated approach to treating partner violence! Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations examines new and innovative approaches to treating domestic violence, de-emphasizing the unilateral, psychoeducational approach in favor of treatment modalities that focus on the offenders' individual characteristics. The book presents up-to-date information on techniques for working with men and women who commit intimate partner violence, moving past a “one size fits all” mentality to develop treatment that affects long-term changes in beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes. It also includes a brief history of perpetrator treatment, feminist perspectives on treatment, and recent research findings that suggest domestic violence offenders need more than education and attitude adjustment. Intimate Violence explores key treatment issues not usually found in more traditional approaches, particularly shame and attachment. The book focuses on alternate methods based on assessment and tailored to meet the treatment needs of specific populations, including women, lesbian batterers, men with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and Aboriginal men living in Canada. It also examines the Beit Noam, an Israeli live-in intervention program for abusive men, and addresses the legal and ethical issues surrounding the court-mandated treatment of offenders. An international, interdisciplinary panel of practitioners, researchers, and academics also discuss: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Physical Aggression Couples Treatment (PACT) attachment theory therapeutically based interventions feminist/social learning treatment individual, group, and integrative therapies transpersonal psychology systems thinking field theory and much more! Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations is an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, educators, and advocates working in psychology, social work, counseling, law, health care, and related disciplines.

Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Steven F. Bucky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stay up-to-date on the ethical and legal issues that affect your clinical and professional decisions! Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards details the ethical and legal issues that involve mental health professionals. Respected authorities with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and professional experience discuss contemporary theories emphasizing professional ethics, the ramifications of professional actions and decisions, and ethical standards on teaching, training, research, and publication. This informative handbook provides invaluable up-to-date information and guidelines vital for every mental health professional. This book is a thorough examination of ethical behavior which can be used as a reference source for the professional or a textbook for graduate students. The handbook itself is divided into five sections. The first section is a detailed introduction of ethics, law, and licensing. The second section presents general ethical principles like competence, integrity, and respect for individual rights and dignity. The third section examines confidentiality, privilege, consent, and protection. The fourth section focuses on general ethical standards in practice, including sexual contact, multiple relationships, and bartering. The fifth section presents the ethical principles and standards in teaching, training, and research. Appendices include the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 2002) and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers (National Association of Social Workers, 1999). Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards discusses: the history of basic approaches and issues in ethical philosophy five fundamental areas in the process of developing competence the necessary ingredients for the mental health professional's practice of integrity aspirational versus enforceable standards of ethics concern for the welfare of others as a core ethical principle the notion of social responsibility in the ethics codes of psychologists and social workers ethical principles, statutes, and case law protecting privacy and confidentiality issues involving the therapist-patient privilege the “duty to protect” doctrine and relevant legal issues the dynamics of multiple relationships and boundary violations sexualized dual relationships between psychologists and patients possible conflict of interest in bartering for services the requirements and implementation of maintaining patient records to avoid ethical and legal problems possible ethical dilemmas involving referrals and fees much, much more This Handbook is an essential resource for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, therapists, and graduate students in mental health and the related fields. Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: A Comprehensive Handbook of Principles and Standards is the first of three volumes under this title. The following volumes will focus on forensic settings and special populations/special treatment modalities.

Domestic Violence Offenders

Author: Robert Geffner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780789019301
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Women's shelters and safe houses were a good first step, but they only address part of the problem. Learn what else must be done to address the problem of domestic violence! Domestic Violence Offenders presents recent research, current interventions, and legal standards for people arrested for domestic violence. It also addresses the controversies that have arisen in the wake of the mandatory standards for batterer interventions that have been established by various jurisdictions, examining the type of treatment modality and content permitted by various jurisdictions, the duration of treatment, and the relationship of the various standards to actual research. This essential book also provides suggestions for a more inclusive, less rigid process for creating standards and policies for use with this population. Handy tables and charts make the information easily accessible. From the editors: “The initial societal response to intimate partner violence was the development of the shelter movement for battered women. Women's shelters and/or safe houses developed in almost all major population areas throughout the United States and abroad. The goals were to provide a safe environment for abused women and their children, to offer advocacy, counseling, and medical services, and to empower women to leave their abusers. While shelters continue to serve these and other critical needs and are an essential part of the service delivery system for battered women, they address only part of the problem. Left untreated, batterers often will continue to abuse their partners who leave shelters and return to the relationship. If their partners leave the relationship, the batterers may find new victims to abuse. The response to this harsh reality was the development of batterer intervention programs.” Domestic Violence Offenders provides you with informed discussions of: the implications of research and policies for those providing interventions why it is premature for states to establish certain rigid standards for batterer programs, and how some of the current standards may produce more harm than good the history of batterer intervention programs completion and recidivism among court- and self-referred batterers the Alternatives to Violence program and the experiences and perceptions of its founder common aspects of various intervention programs—confidentiality, group structure and length, partner contacts, leadership configuration, and program goals topics addressed by most programs—power and control, anger management, substance abuse, stress reduction, parenting, communication, and more the controversial and often misunderstood issue of female partner aggression and violence the Stages of Change approach to domestic violence treatment lethality assessment and safety planning for partners of batterers the advantages of conjoint therapy for certain types of cases the Illinois Protocol for batterer programs outcome research on programs for batterers and a great deal more!