By Thomas G. Gutheil
When you are like lots of your colleagues, you're intrigued via the perform of forensic psychiatry and locate the highbrow problem of bridging the distance among psychiatry and legislations stimulating. you'll even desire to provide your prone as a professional witness in criminal court cases. in spite of the fact that, your enthusiasm is tempered through the all too actual nightmare of a attorney puncturing your testimony with pointed questions, at the same time destroying your specialist popularity. moreover, you face the chance of creating your perform in forensic psychiatry via a grueling strategy of trial and blunder, a technique which could additionally tarnish your attractiveness. so as to go away the universal atmosphere of your scientific perform to go into this new atmosphere, you wish a complete, Ahow-toA handbook which can advisor you thru the criminal technique and your function as specialist witness whereas highlighting the pitfalls strewn on your course. The Psychiatrist as professional Witness presents useful, hands-on guideline in your function as knowledgeable witness. A spouse quantity to The Psychiatrist in court docket: A Survival consultant, this booklet encapsulates, right into a unmarried basic quantity, the knowledge and adventure of 1 of the worldAs major forensic psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Gutheil. utilizing wit and an off-the-cuff tone, Dr. Gutheil describes the moral, medical, and sensible function of the specialist witness. He courses you thru the main points of case review, discovery and depositions, and trials so you might offer fair, moral, and potent testimony and steer clear of power risks and pitfalls. Sharing dozens of priceless tricks and functional recommendation on a variety of topics akin to writing forensic stories, withstanding cross-examination, retaining objectivity, advertising and marketing your prone ethically, and concluding price agreements, Dr. Gutheil is helping soft your manner into this interesting box. Armed with this data and counsel, you may be totally ready to embark in your profession as knowledgeable witness. no matter if you're a professional expert or simply a newbie, The Psychiatrist as specialist Witness is a reference that you simply can't be with out.
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