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The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook

Gianni Pirelli, Robert A. Beattey, and Patricia A. Zapf


The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth in the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologist and Code of Conduct (EPPCC; APA, 2010) and the more recently published Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP; APA, 2013). This book provides readers with a practical review of these ethical principles and professional guidelines in the context of forensic case vignettes with corresponding commentary by leaders in the field. It is designed to serve as a resource for a broad audience, in ... More

Keywords: forensic psychology, ethics, forensic practice, mental health, psychology, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190258542
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gianni Pirelli, editor
Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice

Robert A. Beattey, editor
Enhanced Chancellor's Fellow, Psychology PhD Program, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

Patricia A. Zapf, editor
Professor, Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

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1 Identifying the Forensic Psychologist Role

Tess M. S. Neal, Expert Responses by David DeMatteo, Ira Packer, Stanley L. Brodsky, Stephen L. Golding, Barry Rosenfeld, and Daniel Murrie

2 Professional Competence

Christina Massey, Expert Responses by Anita L. Boss, Dan Krauss, Edward “Rhett” E. Landis, Matt C. Zaitchik, Jeffrey C. Singer, W. Neil Gowensmith, and Gianni Pirelli

3 Identifying the Client and Professional Services

Raina V. Lamade, Expert Responses by Stephen L. Golding, Antoinette E. Kavanaugh, Barry Rosenfeld, Patricia A. Zapf, Eric G. Mart, and Rebecca Weiss

4 Recognizing and Managing Professional Boundaries

Rebecca Spizzirri, Expert Responses by Robert Prentky, Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Jorge G. Varela, Gianni Pirelli, Eric G. Mart, and Christina A. Pietz

5 Navigating Conflicts with Systems and Other Professionals

Lauren Kois, Expert Responses by David DeMatteo, Jorge G. Varela, Michael H. Fogel, Sean P. Hiscox, and John F. Edens

6 Forensic Assessment I

Casey LaDuke, Expert Responses by Louis B. Schlesinger, Mark D. Cunningham, Dustin B. Wygant, Antoinette E. Kavanaugh, and Michael H. Fogel

7 Forensic Assessment II

Christopher M. King, Expert Responses by Kirk S. Heilbrun, Daniel J. Neller, William E. Foote, Dustin B. Wygant, Denis L. Zavodny, Gregory DeClue, and Gianni Pirelli

8 Forensic Assessment III

Paige B. Harris, Expert Responses by Philip H. Witt, Randy K. Otto, Denis L. Zavodny, Gregory DeClue, Kevin S. Douglas, and Matt C. Zaitchik

9 Forensic Assessment IV

Ekaterina Pivovarova, Expert Responses by Stanley L. Brodsky, Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Kirk S. Heilbrun, Randy K. Otto, Daniel J. Neller, Rebecca Weiss, Louis B. Schlesinger, William E. Foote, Robert Prentky, and Patricia A. Zapf

10 Treatment

Hayley Wechsler, Expert Responses by Ira K. Packer, Nancy Ryba Panza, W. Neil Gowensmith, Christina A. Pietz, Dan Krauss, Edward “Rhett” E. Landis, and Michele Galietta

11 Research

Debbie Green and Laura M. Grossi, Expert Responses by Michele Galietta, John F. Edens, Marcus T. Boccaccini, Naomi Goldstein, Emily Haney-Caron, and Daniel Murrie

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