The Treating Psychiatrist as Forensic Evaluator in Release Decisions

    Volume 32, Issue 2 (March 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1987

    Page Count: 8


    Miller, RD
    Training director, Forensic Center, Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI

    (Received 27 January 1986; accepted 1 May 1986)

    Abstract

    In a previous paper, the author argued that clinicians who perform initial forensic evaluations might be better able to assume subsequent treating relationships with those they have evaluated than independent evaluators. In this paper, the author discusses the problems involved when clinicians who have established treatment relations with patients are then called upon to testify in release hearings. He concludes that the conflicts potentially are more significant in this situation, and that treating clinicians should not evaluate their patients for release.


    Paper ID: JFS11149J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11149J

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