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Title Forensic geropsychology : practice essentials / edited by Shane S. Bush and Andrew L. Heck.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- I. Ethics and validity assessment -- Ethical issues in forensic geropsychology -- Performance validity assessment: Disentangling dementia from the disinterested and disingenuous -- II. Civil contexts -- Traumatic brain injury and dementia: Considerations for the forensic geropsychologist -- Posttraumatic stress disorder and litigation with older adults -- Pain and litigation with older adults -- III. Criminal contexts -- Assessment and restoration of competency to stand trial with older adults -- Assessment and restoration of competency to be executed: Issues related to dementia and cognitive disability -- The insanity defense with older adults -- The age wave in corrections: Considerations regarding the incarceration of older adults -- IV. Administrative contexts -- The assessment of testamentary capacity and undue influence in the older adult -- Compensation and pension examinations with older veterans -- Psychology's role in guardianship and conservatorship evaluations -- Mitigating effects of age-related issues on sentencing and housing placements -- Index.
Summary "Geropsychology is a rapidly growing specialty within psychology, with many psychologists assessing and treating older adults in a variety of settings. This book describes aspects of geropsychology in general terms with proposed application to forensic geropsychology. It presents contemporary theory, research, and practice at the intersection of forensic psychology and geropsychology. The book is organized around practice-related issues and forensic contexts. It first describes the relevant ethical issues and common ethical challenges in forensic psychology and offers an approach to maintaining high standards of ethical practice. Then it covers the assessment of response, symptom, and performance validity in forensic geropsychology. The book also covers civil litigation from the perspective of disorders that are commonly the focus of litigation; specifically, traumatic brain injury and its possible causal link to dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and pain syndromes. It addresses the assessment and restoration of competency to stand trial and to be executed. The book then presents psychology's involvement in the "not guilty by reason of insanity" defense with older adults and reviews the provision of psychological treatment to incarcerated older adults. It covers administrative contexts, including the assessment of testamentary capacity in older adults, issues surrounding older adult veterans who are pursuing benefits from Veterans Affairs because of psychological problems, and psychology's role in guardianship and conservatorship determinations. Finally, it addresses the mitigating effects of age-related issues on criminal sentencing and housing placements, which are relevant in both criminal and administrative contexts."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).
Subject Forensic psychology.
Geriatric psychiatry.
Older people -- Mental health services.
Geriatric Psychiatry.
Forensic Psychiatry.
Added Author Bush, Shane S., 1965- editor.
Heck, Andrew L., editor.
ISBN 9781433828928 (print edition)
1433828928 (print edition)
9781433828935 (electronic bk.)
1433828936 (electronic bk.)
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