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PSYCH 507 - Assessment Issues in Civil Law


Prerequisites: PSYCH 505  or consent of the Instructor
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students with various areas of the Civil Law in which mental-health professionals evaluate and make assessments. Students will become familiar with the research in this area and its application to the process of evaluation in answering legal questions that are peculiar to areas in the civil courts. Students will learn: about the questions that the Court expect the psychologist to address; the types instruments and evaluative procedures that are used in the civil context in terms of expert testimony, report writing and input into the legal system; how the pertinent case law is applied and frames the input of the mental-health professional in this context; how the role of the mental-health professional has developed historically within the context of non-criminal areas of law; and how to keep abreast of current issues that are dictated by the Case law.

3 credits
Spring



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