408 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
This book explores the response of forensic psychiatry and psychology to changes over the last several decades. It presents the disciplines themselves as change agents that have shaped forensic work, public policy, and law. Topics include selected developments in forensic practice, the management and treatment of individuals who have had involvement with law enforcement systems, and the application of administrative principles to the management of forensic entities.
INTRODUCTION: Legacy of Change for Forensic Mental Health Professionals. SECTION 1: Major External Influences on Change in Forensic Psychiatry. The Law’s Influence on Change in Forensic Psychiatry. Contribution of Consumer Movements to Change in Forensic Psychiatry. Global Developments and Forensic Practice. The Impact of Neuroscience and Other Technological Developments on Forensic Psychiatry. Politics and Money as Change Agents in Forensic Systems. SECTION 2: Forensic Psychiatry as Its Own Change-Agent. Recent Developments in Forensic Psychiatry Ethics. Performance in Forensic Practice. The Impact of Change on Training of Forensic Psychiatrists. SECTION 3: Changes in the Traditional Evaluative and Consultative Roles of the Forensic Psychiatrist. Consultation to Civil and Criminal Courts. Veterans Courts and Military Systems.Legislative Consultation and the Forensic Specialist. Consultation to Catholic Annulments Courts and Church Systems. Management of Forensic Hospitals. SECTION 4: Forensic Practice in the Treatment and Care of Patients. Individual and Group Psychotherapy in the Forensic Hospital. Behavioral Supports for Managing Violence Risk in the Inpatient Forensic Setting. Violence Risk and Forensic Psychiatry. The Changing Role of Forensic Psychiatry in the Criminal Justice Process. Community Forensic Services as an Integrated Treatment Model. Change in Management of Persons with Serious Mental Illness and Problem Sexual Behaviors. Correctional and Clinical Care Systems. CONCLUSION: Beyond Diagnosis and Evaluation. Emerging Frontiers for Forensic Psychiatry.