Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Susan Bailey,Paul Tarbuck,Prathiba Chitsabesan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107003644

Category: Law

Page: 346

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An overview of forensic child and adolescent mental health for professionals in mental health, social care, education, law and policy.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven N. Sparta,Gerald P. Koocher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195145844

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

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This volume provides essential knowledge and practical suggestions for conducting forensic mental health evaluations of children and adolescents. A wide range of assessment problems are described, along with discussions about measurement techniques and forensic issues related to minors.

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health

Author: Elissa P. Benedek,Peter Ash,Charles L. Scott

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629014

Category: Medical

Page: 531

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When care of younger patients raises thorny legal questions, you need answers you can trust: that's why this book belongs on every clinician's reference shelf. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health is a timely and authoritative source that covers issues ranging from child custody to litigation concerns as it walks clinicians through the often-confusing field of depositions and courtroom testimony. The book expands on the 2002 volume Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry winner of the 2003 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, to meet pressing twenty-first-century concerns, from telepsychiatry to the Internet, while continuing to cover basic issues, such as forensic evaluation, psychological screening, and the interviewing of children for suspected sexual abuse, that are important to both new and experienced practitioners. Many of its chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay/lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children's statements. It also includes significant material not found in the previous volume: Two chapters on special education offer an introduction to screening instruments and help practitioners determine a child's potential need for special education programs and services. A chapter on cultural competence helps readers improve the accuracy and responsiveness of forensic evaluations and minimize the chance of an unjust outcome resulting from misguided expert opinion. The section on youth violence features three new chapters -- Taxonomy and Neurobiology of Aggression, Prevention of School Violence, and Juvenile Stalkers -- plus a newly written chapter on assessment of violence risk, offering guidance on how to confront problems such as bullying and initiate effective family interventions. A chapter on psychiatric malpractice and professional liability addresses these legal concerns with an eye toward cases involving minors. A chapter on psychological autopsy covers evaluation of the circumstances surrounding pediatric suicides, describing various types of equivocal deaths and discussing legal issues such as admissibility of the autopsy in court. A newly written chapter on the Internet expands the previous book's focus on child pornography to help practitioners deal with issues ranging from online threats to emotional and legal consequences of interactions in cyberspace. This is a valuable reference not only for practitioners in psychiatry and the mental health field but also for attorneys and judges. It opens up a field that may be too often avoided and helps professionals make their way through legal thickets with confidence.

Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

Author: Susan Bailey,Mairead Dolan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444114220

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry discusses a broad range of issues based around the psychiatric needs of adolescents and how these relate to offending behaviour. Its well-structured approach looks at assessment, treatment and outcomes for different disorders and highlights the importance of effective interaction between specialist agencies. Services supporting the assessment and treatment of children and young people within forensic mental health services are influenced by professionals in many areas; the author base covers a wide range of disciplines and specialties to cover every aspect of adolescent forensic psychiatry. Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry will be of special interest to people working with children and young people in secure care, and to those working with all looked-after children. It will be of value to all those involved in the development of the needs of children and adolescents within educational, social, mental health and criminal justice services.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Christine Hooper,Margaret Thompson,Catherine Laver-Bradbury,Chris Gale

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444146009

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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The book covers all the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health, starting with the background to emotional and behavioural problems and looking at models and tools for assessment and treatment before examining specific problems encountered in children, young people, and their families from different cultural backgrounds. Key features clear theoretical framework for each topic integrated disciplinary approach case studies information about other resources available to professionals and families, including new government initiatives New for the second edition updated and revised with the latest references and theories sections on the influence of genetics on behaviour, working with children with learning difficulties, evidence-based paediatric and psychological developments multiple choice questions for revision and testing new quick-reference format This is an essential text for all professionals working with children, young people, and their families, including student and practitioner psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, and social care specialists.

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals, Third Edition

Author: Nisha Dogra,Andrew Parkin,Fiona Warner-Gale,Clay Frake

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503096

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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This handbook provides a succinct introduction to child mental health, covering the nature, prevalence, treatment and management of mental health problems in children and young people. The authors explore a range of issues surrounding the emotional needs of young people, showing how specific problems such as ADHD and learning difficulties can be targeted, while also recognising diversity issues and paying particular attention to at-risk groups. This edition is updated to reflect current direction in services, cutting edge approaches to interventions in primary health care, teaching and social service settings, as well as incorporating children's views on what mental health means to them and the impact of social media. Setting out ways in which young people can be supported by all practitioners in primary care, and covering early years through to late adolescence, the authors have created an invaluable resource for any front-line practitioner working in this area.

Forensic Psychiatry, An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America - E-Book

Author: William Bernet,Bradley W. Freeman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455711993

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This issue provides a unique and valuable perspective on forensic matters in child and adolescent psychiatry, with an approach that adds new thinking to the discussion, rather than rehashing known facts. The issue is divided into several sections: juvenile offenders, family law/custody and visitation, child maltreatment, personal injury law suits, forensic issues in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry, and training in child and adolescent psychiatry. A wide range of topics are explored within each section. All articles are geared toward child psychiatrists in clinical practice, providing practical information in this very important area of study.

Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings

Psychological Thinking and Practice

Author: Joel Harvey,Andrew Rogers,Heather Law

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137359803

Category: Psychology

Page: 399

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Youth crime and youth violence blights our communities and shapes the lives of many, whether they are victims, perpetrators or family members. This book examines the application of psychological thinking and practice when working with young people who display high risk behaviours across a broad range of forensic mental health settings in the UK. It provides an up-to-date account of current thinking and practice in the field and the challenges of applying effective psychological approaches within forensic settings for young people. The contributors to Young People in Forensic Mental Health Settings are drawn from a range of environments including universities, youth offending services, secure in-patient settings, young offender institutions, Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (F-CAMHS), and secure children's homes. This volume serves as an important platform for debate and as a forum for discussing the future delivery of psychologically informed services, intervention and mental health provision with young people who display high-risk behaviours.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Strategy, Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation

Author: Richard Williams,Michael Kerfoot

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198508441

Category: Medical

Page: 556

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This volume synthesizes material and evidence on how best to plan and deliver child and adolescent mental health care services, providing a one-stop reference guide for all those with responsibilty for these services. It includes a concise update on the most common child psychiatric conditions.

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

Author: Diane H. Schetky,Elissa P. Benedek

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780880489560

Category: Medical

Page: 385

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This practical textbook is a step-by-step guide that walks clinicians through the often-confusing world of depositions and courtroom testimony. The editors bring clarity and coherence to these complex and often highly charged clinical and legal issues by emphasizing evidence-based research within an easy-to-read outline format.Diane H. Schetky, M.D., and Elissa P. Benedek, M.D. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools, and Courts

Author: Gregory K. Fritz

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880484183

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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In this new book, leading experts in the field of child and adolescent consultation-liaison psychiatry present a practical guide for mental health professionals consulting in hospitals, schools, and the juvenile justice system. It is designed to aid the psychiatrist or psychologist in becoming an effective case consultant, as well as a practical-minded educator sought by mental health professionals in other disciplines. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools, and Courts is comprised of three sections, each covering the following subject areas: * Characteristics of each system and the professionals who work in that setting* The logistics of consultation* Typical problems encountered* Suggested interventions

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing

Author: Tim McDougall

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405128011

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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All nurses share a responsibility to promote the mental health and mental wellbeing of children and young people in the context of recent developments including the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing equips nurses with the essential skills and competencies needed when working with this important group of people. It explores best practice in a variety of settings and addresses issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, ADHD, learning disabilities, forensic mental health issues and misuse of drugs and alcohol in children and young people, as well as child protection, clinical governance and legal requirements. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing enables nurses working in CAMHS to provide a high quality, evidence-based service to all children and young people with mental health problems and disorders, ensuring effective assessment, treatment and support, for them and their families. It is essential reading for all nurses working with children and young people, particularly those working in specialist child and adolescent mental health settings.

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Author: Phil Rich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470931974

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Praise for Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition "The Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders showcases Phil Rich's experience and mastery of the research and clinical literature. In my view, this is an excellent therapy book and, like its predecessor, will help practitioners to work effectively and ethically with juvenile offenders. It is destined to become a classic." —Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsy; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand "Phil Rich is considered one of the world's leading authorities on how best to understand, assess, and treat juvenile sexual offenders, and this Second Edition of his excellent text shows why he is held in such high regard. All theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners whose work brings them in contact with juvenile sexual offenders should definitely read this remarkable book." —W. L. Marshall, OC, FRSC, PhD; Director, Rockwood Psychological Services, Ontario, Canada "Phil Rich's book, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition offers new and thought-provoking ideas, updates, and information, especially on developmental pathways. This book is one of the few publications on juvenile sexual offending that offers something new and revealing to the field." —Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC, ACS, BCIA-EEG, BCN; Serendipity Healing Arts, Lexington, North Carolina "Phil Rich masterfully fills the gap in the juvenile sexual offender treatment literature with a book that is neither introductory nor narrowly specialized. Seasoned veterans will appreciate his thoughtful and studied approach. Newcomers will find this book a vital go-to resource." —David Prescott, LICSW, Clinical Director, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, Maine "Mind-blowingly brilliant—Rich by name and rich in depth, detail, description, and debate. An instant classic, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition is both comprehensive and challenging with its material and messages, yet reassuringly accessible and practical." —Martin C. Calder, Calder Social Work Training and Consultancy, Leigh, Lancashire, UK THE LANDMARK TEXT FOR WORKING WITH JUVENILE SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND UNDERSTANDING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS—NOW FULLY REVISED Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders guides mental health professionals through the breadth of assessment and intervention methods available for working with this special population, providing a succinct yet complete survey of the field, the etiological development of sexually abusive behavior in juveniles, and a reliable resource for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Assessment, Treatment, and Research

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101136

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.

Juvenile Sex Offenders

A Guide to Evaluation and Treatment for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Eileen P. Ryan,John A. Hunter,Daniel C. Murrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195393309

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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A significant percentage of sexual abuse in the United States is committed by juveniles, and mental health professionals increasingly receive requests to evaluate these juveniles. With an emphasis on practicality and utility, Juvenile Sex Offenders fills a gap in the current literature by providing a thoughtful, thorough approach to evaluating and treating youth who have committed sexual offenses or have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Serving as a functional guide, this text expertly prepares clinicians for the challenging task of evaluating juveniles, picking up where traditional clinical training often falls short and providing state-of-the-art assessment techniques as well as an overview of treatment modalities. Chapters highlight the many ways in which juveniles charged with sexual offenses differ from adults, the common dilemmas facing evaluators, and the changing perceptions and legal trends with respect to youth crime. Chapters also cover sexual development and behaviors among children and adolescents, risk factors and risk assessment, case examples for working with attorneys, and interventions and pharmacological approaches. Clinical practitioners with limited forensic training will benefit from the guidance on formal forensic evaluation and the review of literature on assessment approaches specific to youth, while forensic experts will gain developmental perspective in evaluating and treating young sexual offenders. Set in a hopeful and optimistic framework, Juvenile Sex Offenders is a practical, empirically based guide on the best practices in evaluating and treating this poorly understood and underserved population.

Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Author: Kirk Heilbrun,Thomas Grisso,Alan Goldstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199724154

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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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 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough 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. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic. In making recommendations for best practice, authors 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 first volume in the series serves an introduction to the field of FMHA, and provides an overview of the foundational concepts applied in the other 19 volumes.

Correctional Mental Health

From Theory to Best Practice

Author: Thomas J. Fagan,Robert K. Ax

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236313

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to caring for the estimated 20% of all U.S. prisoners who have a serious mental disorder. Providing a balance between theoretical and practical perspectives throughout, the text also provides readers with a big-picture framework for assessing current correctional mental health and criminal justice issues, offering clear strategies for addressing these challenges.

A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: David Castle,Darryl Bassett,Joel King,Andrew Gleason

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581578

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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The second edition of A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry provides a broad overview of the major topics in psychiatry and provides the clinical skills necessary for competent clinical practice. It also includes an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature behind this fascinating and challenging medical discipline. This book covers in detail the psychiatric interview, the mental state examination, and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. All of the major syndromes of psychiatry are addressed including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders and cover epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples. A chapter on psychiatric emergencies is included in this section. Discrete chapters cover specialist areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, dual disability and substance use disorders. Enhancing each chapter is a case-based role-play scenario, complete with model answers. Each scenario is set out to model modern pedagogical theory, with roles, setting, tasks, and model answers all articulated and cross-referenced to the core text. Readers can adopt various roles within the scenarios, including that of the doctor (general practice registrars, interns, and residents), allied health staff, or patients themselves and their relatives. The scenarios cover everything from basic skills such as taking a history or describing a disorder, to more advanced problems, such as working with the hostile family and assessing risk in the emergency setting. This case-based role-play approach is ideal for those preparing for psychiatry Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd edition aims to introduce the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry to medical students and students of mental health disciplines. It will also be a useful resource for established clinicians, including GPs and the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional. • Case-based scenarios provide a practical application of theory in real life and are ideal for OSCE preparation. • Drug dosages prescribed for biological treatment of psychiatric diseases add to the clinical aspect of the book • New chapters on the history of psychiatry and ethics in psychiatry have been added to this edition. • The section “How to use this book helps the reader navigate the book effectively and efficiently.

Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Children and Adolescents

Author: Alan M. Gross

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471946786

Category: Psychology

Page: 1088

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Editors-in-chief Michel Hersen and Alan Gross have gathered leading international scholars and practitioners in two volumes to present the latest information and innovations in clinical psychology, including in the areas of ethics, legal issues, professional roles, cross cultural psychology, geropsychology, and more. All mental health professionals, students, and researchers will find these volumes to be an important resource for timely and proven information for effective clinical practice