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Author Zervopoulos, John A.

Title How to examine mental health experts : a family lawyer's handbook of issues and strategies / John A. Zervopoulos.

Published Chicago, Illinois : Section of Family Law, ABA, 2013.
Edition First edition.
 Law Library - First Floor  KF8965 .Z474 2013     AVAILABLE
Descript xxv, 238 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How qualified is qualified -- When experts rely on experts -- Consulting versus testifying experts: is there a problem? -- Retained experts and their testimony: hired gun or credible? -- Retaining and working with your expert -- Peer into counseling's black box -- Psychological evaluations: more than just testing -- Make sense of psychological tests -- Psychological tests and catching lies -- Make sense of computer-based test reports -- Collateral information: uses and abuses -- Tie experts to professional practice guidelines -- Let the records show -- Use Daubert's reliability toolbox -- Daubert's reliability toolbox: general acceptance and peer review/publication -- Daubert's reliability toolbox: testability and error rates -- Mental health testimony = conclusions + opinions -- Manage experience-based testimony -- It's research, but is it relevant? -- DSM/IV diagnoses: what's the problem? -- Use the analytical gap test: Joiner's versatile reliability metaphor -- Recognize and challenge experts' judgment biases -- Hiding the gap: the power of words -- Recommendations; where the rubber meets the road -- Interim reports: half-baked or reliable? -- Size up evaluation reports: what's the purpose? -- Mine the report's treasures -- Rescue an expert's testimony? try Daubert's flexibile side.
Subject Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic psychology.
Other Author American Bar Association. Section of Family Law.
ISBN 9781614388371 (paperback : alk. paper)
1614388377 (paperback : alk. paper)