How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    By John A Zervopoulos

    How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    By John A Zervopoulos

    Recognize, analyze, and address mental health expert issues encountered in cases with this quick and accessible reference. Examining issues through the dual prism the legal and psychological perspectives, the book offers a structured approach for developing clear direct examinations, sharpening cross examinations, and composing effective, compelling arguments to the court. This updated edition, organized in four parts, expands the scope of the first edition while keeping its logical structure and approach.

    How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    By John A Zervopoulos

    How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    How to Examine Mental Health Experts, Second Edition

    By John A Zervopoulos

    Recognize, analyze, and address mental health expert issues encountered in cases with this quick and accessible reference. Examining issues through the dual prism the legal and psychological perspectives, the book offers a structured approach for developing clear direct examinations, sharpening cross examinations, and composing effective, compelling arguments to the court. This updated edition, organized in four parts, expands the scope of the first edition while keeping its logical structure and approach.

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    Do you feel uneasy when preparing to deal with mental health experts? Can you spot, analyze, and address key issues related to their work and testimony? This accessible, updated edition by John A. Zervopoulos, a lawyer and board-certified forensic psychologist, gives you tools to address these concerns. As a result, you'll more competently deal with mental health experts and upgrade your case preparation and presentation.

    With new and refreshed material organized in four parts, this book--the companion to the author’s 2015 book, Confronting Mental Health Evidence--unpacks the key question that lawyers should demand of mental health experts: How do you know what you say you know?

    Part 1 features calls to think like a lawyer, to wrap your case in a compelling story, and to apply a lawyer's "mindset" when managing experts in depositions and in court.

    Part 2 summarizes the four-step PLAN Model--each step based on Daubert/Frye caselaw and on psychology’s ethics, professional guidelines, and literature--that enables you to systematically analyze an expert’s work and testimony, develop effective lines of deposition and examination questions, and organize your oral or written arguments about the quality of the testimony.

    Part 3 offers 20 short, handbook-style chapters related to experts and their testimony. Each chapter highlights an issue frequently encountered in case prep and in court, and examines three critical aspects of the issue--spot the issue, analyze the issue, address the issue--to help you more effectively critique experts' qualifications, methods, and assertions. Issues include: how qualified is qualified; recognizing and challenging experts' biases; managing experience-based testimony; and much more.


    Finally, Part 4 accents the action, showing how to integrate the book's previous material with procedure and practical strategies to deal with mental health experts at depositions, at Daubert/Frye admissibility hearings, and at trial.

    Product Details

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    Section of Family Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781641055642

    Page Count

    268

    Product Code

    5130240

    Trim Size

    6 x 9 Paperback

    Publication Date

    12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

    Sponsors

    Section of Family Law

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781641055659

    Page Count

    268

    Product Code

    5130240EBK

    Trim Size

    6 x 9

    Publication Date

    12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

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