The Expert Expert Witness.
The Expert Expert Witness
Stanley L. Brodsky & Thomas G. Gutheil
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
9781433820557, $29.95, 232pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: In this expanded second edition of "The Expert Expert Witness: More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court", forensic psychiatrist Stanley L. Brodsky is joined by forensic psychiatrist Thomas Gutheil in the creation of an instructive guide specifically designed to teach expert witnesses new and improved techniques for giving effective testimony in a court of law. With sharp wit, The collaborative authors pull lessons from real-life scenarios that will amuse readers and prepare them for direct and cross-examination.
Critique: For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky s books have been essential guides for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals who are called to testify as expert witnesses. "The Expert Expert Witness: More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court" is but the most recent addition to a truly impressive legacy and should be considered essential reading for students and practicing psychologists and psychiatrists -- especially since it is quite likely that sometime in the course of their professional careers they will be called upon to give testimony in a court with respect to a client or patient. "The Expert Expert Witness: More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court" should be considered an essential, core addition to professional and academic library Psychology/Psychiatry reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.