Improving Clinical Judgment and Decision Making in Forensic Evaluation
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Psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are frequently involved as expert witnesses in legal proceedings. However, clinical judgment and decision making, which play a role in almost all clinical evaluations, have problems and limitations. Mental health professionals who conduct forensic examinations should be aware of these problems and take steps to address them. This article details the limitations of clinical judgment and decision making, and suggests ways to minimize associated problems, thereby improving the validity and utility of forensic evaluations.
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The Journal of Psychiatry & Law, v. 21, issue 1, p. 35-76
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Borum, Randy; Otto, Randy; and Golding, Steve, "Improving Clinical Judgment and Decision Making in Forensic Evaluation" (1993). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 541.