Ethical Practice in Forensic Psychology: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Paperback)
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This practical guide helps forensic psychologists negotiate the many ethical dilemmas they can encounter in civil, criminal, and family law cases. It presents a practical, systematic decision-making model that has been thoroughly revised since the first edition based on new scholarly knowledge and updated ethical and legal requirements. The authors answer complex ethical questions related to third-party requests, collecting and reviewing data, conducting forensic evaluations, reporting results, and addressing ethical misconduct by colleagues.
About the Author
Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, is director of Long Island Neuropsychology, PC and an adjunct faculty member in the University of Alabama's Department of Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a past president and fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Bush has published more than 20 books, including Forensic Geropsychology: Practice Essentials (2018) and the APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology (2018). He has served on multiple ethics committees, including the ABPP Ethics Committee. In 2019, he was the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice. Mary Connell, EdD, ABPP, is a board-certified forensic and clinical psychologist with an independent practice in Fort Worth, Texas. She works as a consultant and a testifying expert in military courts-martial and civil litigation involving intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. Dr. Connell has served on boards and committees at several professional organizations, including the APA Ethics Committee. She has published extensively on topics such as child custody/access matters, parenting examinations, treatment considerations for children in pending sexual abuse investigations, ethics in forensic practice, and death penalty mitigation. Mary Connell lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Robert L. Denney, PsyD, ABPP, is a consultant for prosecuting and defense attorneys, judges, and the insurance industry and is a clinical neuropsychologist at the Missouri Memory Center and Neurology Clinic at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri. He is a fellow and past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Denney has published and presented extensively on topics including neuropsychological evaluations of criminal defendants, evaluating psychological damages, brain injury, malingering, and admissibility of scientific evidence. Robert Denney lives in Springfield, Missouri.