ERIC Number: ED326821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
"Preparing for Court Appearances." The AACD Legal Series, Volume 1.
Remley, Theodore P., Jr.
This monograph provides a thorough introduction to the adversarial legal process and explains how mental health professionals function as general witnesses within the system. Counselors who read this publication will understand their rights and responsibilities before they are drawn into the legal system. General questions and answers are included which provide counselors with guidance as they participate in legal proceedings. Specific guidelines for effective practice are given which will assist counselors when crises arise. A set of discussion questions is included for professors who wish to use this monograph as a foundation for classroom instruction or for practitioners who wish to share ideas with their colleagues. Readers are cautioned that this publication cannot substitute for personal legal advice regarding specific legal problems, and that the information and guidelines in the monograph are intended to be educational. A glossary of legal terms and sections focusing on counselors in court, the adversarial system, subpoenas, finding legal assistance, choosing a lawyer, consultation with attorneys, the reluctant expert, witness behavior, frequently asked questions, and guidelines for practice are included. Suggested readings and references are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Court Litigation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Mental Health Workers
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72020; $11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.