Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court by Gerald YoungCausality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court by Gerald Young

Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court

byGerald Young, Andrew W. KaneContribution byDaniel Shuman

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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This sequel to the authors' Psychological Knowledge in Court offers a welcome expansion on key concepts, terms, and issues in causality, bringing much needed clarity to psychological injury assessments and the legal contexts that employ them.Focusing on PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain (and grounding readers in salient U.S. and Canadian case law), Causality sets out a multifactorial causality framework to facilitate admissibility of psychological evidence in court. Issues concerning malingering are examined in depth, as are clinical gray areas that can jeopardize validity. At the same time, the book clearly explains what lawyers and clinicians need to understand about each other's work-of crucial importance since the two sides often seem to speak at cross-purposes.The authors and six guest contributorsIllustrate the roles of preexisting vulnerabilities, traumatic events, and post-event occurrences in psychological impairment and disabilityReview the literature on PTSD, TBI, and chronic pain for legal relevanceIdentify current challenges and controversies in the field, as well as emerging areas for research Recommend methods and instruments for conducting more courtworthy assessmentsProvide a detailed critical review of malingering and related phenomenaPropose a more accurate, shared terminology of causality Valid causality judgments are based on sound knowledge of research on large populations and careful testing of individuals; at the same time they must conform to stringent legal standards of relevance and reliability to be accepted for testimony. Forensic practitioners and attorneys will turn to Causality of Psychological Injury as their professional paths increasingly cross in seeking comprehensive and state of the art information.
Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada. He teaches Rehabilitation Psychology to senior undergraduates. In addition, he is a licensed psychologist in Ontario and Quebec, practicing in rehabilitation, in particular. He is the author or...
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Title:Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in CourtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:660 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Causality: Psychological Evidence in Court Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson.______________________________________________________________________Section I. Causality and Psychological Evidence: Concepts, Terms, Issues.Chapter 2. Causality in Psychology and Law Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane.Chapter 3. Causality: Concepts, Issues, and Recommendations Gerald Young. Chapter 4. Dictionary of Terms Related to Causality, Causation, Law, and PsychologyGerald Young, Ronnie Shore.Chapter 5. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury I: PTSD and MTBI Gerald Young.Chapter 6. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury II: Chronic PainGerald Young.Chapter 7. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury III: ConclusionsGerald Young.Chapter 8. Pain, Affect, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chronic Pain: Bringing Order to Disorder Gerald Young, C. Richard Chapman.Chapter 9. Considering Course and Treatment in Rehabilitation: Sequential and Dynamic CausalityDouglas Salmon, Marek Celinski, Gerald Young.Section II. Causality in Court: Psychological Considerations. Andrew W. Kane.Chapter 10. Basic Concepts in Psychology and LawChapter 11. Conducting a Psychological AssessmentChapter 12. Other Psycho-Legal IssuesChapter 13. Summary and ConclusionsSection III. Malingering in Psychological Injury: TBI, Pain, and PTSD.Keith Nicholson, Michael F. Martelli. Chapter 14. Malingering: Overview and Basic ConceptsChapter 15. The Effect of Compensation StatusChapter 16. Malingering: Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 17. Malingering: Chronic PainChapter 18. Malingering: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and DepressionChapter 19. Malingering: Summary and Conclusions___________________________________________________________________Chapter 20. Causation, Psychology, and Law Daniel W. Shuman, Jennifer L. Hardy.Chapter 21. Conclusions on Causality: Psychological Evidence in Court Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson.Sources and Citations

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From the reviews:"Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court is an edited volume with chapters that are not only informative but also well written. The references that I sampled are relevant, useful, and probably as current as any could be in a nonelectronic book . . surely heightens its educational value to clinical and forensic practitioners and should shape corresponding professional thinking and praxis." (Richard W. Bloom, PsycCritiques, Vol. 52 (37), 2007)"I was delighted to find a concise summary of why third party observers should not be allowed during the course of a forensic neuropsychological examination, touching on such seminal issues as proper test administration, norms, ethical issues as well as legal precedents prohibiting this practice. The summary was so well done. . This information was also quite helpful in formulating the expert affidavit . . I found this volume to be responsive to some very different dilemmas I encountered in my civil practice." (Jerid M. Fisher, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, December, 2007)"Causality of Psychological Injury . addresses issues pertinent to psychological assessment in personal injury cases in a well-organized, comprehensive, and authoritative manner. . The writing is clear and concise, and is useful for both those who wish to expand their practice into this area of forensic psychology, as well as the more experienced forensic psychologist or psychiatrist . . Causality of Psychological Injury fills a serious gap in the forensic psychological literature . . I recommend it without reservation." (Eric G. Mart, Psychological Injury and Law, Vol. 1, 2008)