Essentials Of Massachusetts Mental Health Law by Stephen H BehnkeEssentials Of Massachusetts Mental Health Law by Stephen H Behnke

Essentials Of Massachusetts Mental Health Law

byStephen H Behnke, Al Et

Hardcover | March 3, 1998

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In The Essentials of Massachusetts Mental Health Law, Stephen H. Behnke and James T. Hilliord explain in a straightforward and user-friendly manner the laws most relevant to mental health practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Both the formal and content of this book are designed to remove the mystery and anxiety that many clinicians associate with lawyers, courts, and judges. The book is divided into two parts. Part I is an introduction to the law, written to give the reader a sense of how a law can be read, understood, and applied in clinical practice. Part II answers the 150 questions clinicians most often ask about Massachusetts mental health low. From the answers to these 150 questions, the reader will gain an understanding of how to analyze difficult clinical situations; the book thus provides the reader with a process to address and resolve problems encountered in everyday practice. All in all, is an indispensable book for both student and practicing clinicians, as well as for lawyers who want a better understanding of this interesting and ever-changing field.
Stephen H. Behnke, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program in the Practice of Scientific Investigation at the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics. He is on the Psychology Faculty of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor in Psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry.
Title:Essentials Of Massachusetts Mental Health LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.38 × 9.38 × 0.92 inPublished:March 3, 1998Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393702499

ISBN - 13:9780393702491

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Norton provides a new series of straightforward professional guides setting forth the laws most relevant to mental health practice in the state featured. Each volume in the series explains pertinent legislation and court cases, covering why a law was written, what the law says, and how the law affects clinical practice