Archive for the ‘Ethical issues’ Category

A commentary on women in the military who report being raped and being discharged with a personality disorder

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Are mental health practitioners using personality disorder diagnoses to help the military “get rid of” women who report being raped? This question is at the heart of a growing concern about the pervasiveness of sexual assault in the military and how the military responds when a sexual assault is reported. (more…)

What opinions can the treating psychologist safely offer in the courtroom?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Lawyers representing a client who is suing for psychological injury often try to persuade the client’s treating therapist to offer a wide range of opinions related to the case. In effect, an effort may be made to persuade the therapist to serve not only as the treatment provider, but also as the forensic expert. (more…)