The editors of this collection are experienced practitioners and teachers of forensic psychology. They have collected chapters written by nationally and internationally respected experts in applied research and practice to provide others with their best advice and knowledge on conducting evaluations for and testifying in court.
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A thorough guide offering mental health and legal professionals a research-based approach to the evaluation and assessment of child sexual abuse allegations
The Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessment and Testimony is the most in-depth and practical guide available for forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals working on child sexual abuse cases. It reflects the current knowledge in this field through contributions written by nationally and internationally recognized experts in applied research and practice.
Applying empirically based clinical decision-making to child sexual abuse evaluations, this timely book orients readers to the extraordinary catastrophes that can unfold when children are interviewed with faulty techniques and provides vital assistance to understanding the research that guides the work of all well-trained clinicians.
This thorough yet accessible guide explores:
Well-established empirical findings on decision-making and the relationship to false negative and positive errors in cases of alleged child sexual abuse
The difficulties in conducting reliable and meaningful research
Children's behavior and the fallacy of symptoms as markers when child sexual abuse is suspected
The impact of Megan's Law on children with sexual behavior problems
The literature concerning children's susceptibility to suggestibility
Controversies within the field including repeated interviews, inconsistencies in children's statements, and recantations of sexual abuse allegations
The effectiveness of using props, including dolls, drawings, and photographs, to make memory more accessible for verbal reporting
Providing essential guidance for all mental health professionals working to protect children, The Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessment and Testimony offers practical and important measures for the accurate and thoughtful evaluation and assessment of children who are possible victims of sexual abuse.About the Author:
KATHRYN KUEHNLE, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, and is in private practice in Florida. She specializes in evaluating and treating cases involving child maltreatment and is the author of Assessing Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse.
MARY CONNELL, EdD, ABPP, is certified as a forensic psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is in independent practice in¿Texas and provides training on parenting assessment and forensic ethics in workshops sponsored by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. She is coauthor of Ethical Practice in Forensic Psychology: A Systematic Model for Decision Making.
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Descripción Wiley. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0470288604 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1162160