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From Courtroom to Clinic Legal Cases that Changed Mental Health Treatment

by Peter (Emory University, Atlanta) Ash

From Courtroom to Clinic Legal Cases that Changed Mental Health Treatment Synopsis

Why do present-day mental health professionals practice the way that they do? Over the past fifty years, a number of landmark court holdings have changed such basic principles as what material is confidential, how civil commitment and involuntary treatment are conducted, and when a therapist has a duty to protect the public from a dangerous patient. Unlike most legal texts, this volume explores these complex principles through the human stories of the litigants involved.

From Courtroom to Clinic Legal Cases that Changed Mental Health Treatment Press Reviews

'This outstanding book reveals the personal stories behind the landmark cases that impact current psychiatric practice. The stories and analysis will help mental health professionals understand the background and rationale for the legal principles and laws that affect us and our patients. I enthusiastically recommend this well-written and extremely interesting book.' Renee Binder, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine 'From Courtroom to Clinic is a landmark work from the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. This highly readable, well researched authoritative book presents the eleven most significant landmark court cases that have changed mental health law and shaped mental health practice in a compelling presentation of the human stories behind these cases.' David A. Adler, Tufts University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 'This outstanding book reveals the personal stories behind the landmark cases that impact current psychiatric practice. The stories and analysis will help mental health professionals understand the background and rationale for the legal principles and laws that affect us and our patients. I enthusiastically recommend this well-written and extremely interesting book.' Renee Binder, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine 'From Courtroom to Clinic is a landmark work from the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. This highly readable, well researched authoritative book presents the eleven most significant landmark court cases that have changed mental health law and shaped mental health practice in a compelling presentation of the human stories behind these cases.' David A. Adler, Tufts University School of Medicine, Massachusetts

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108421515
Publication date: 28th February 2019
Author: Peter (Emory University, Atlanta) Ash
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 182 pages
Categories: Medicolegal issues, Mental health services, Medical & healthcare law, Clinical psychology,

About Peter (Emory University, Atlanta) Ash

Peter Ash, M.D., is a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, Atlanta, where he directs the Psychiatry and Law Service. He is also a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.

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