Disability evaluations are the most common clinical mental health evaluations conducted for nontreatment purposes. They place mental health professionals in the role of communicating information that is typically confidential to administrative and legal systems. Unfortunately, mental health professionals receive little to no training in conducting assessments that focus on disability and disability management, and often do not understand the implications and risks of providing this information, especially without conducting what are often specialized evaluations.
Clinical Guide to Mental Health Disability Evaluations is geared for general mental health practitioners, providing them with the basic information needed to competently provide the various types of disability evaluations. It also provides enough information to inform forensic mental health providers in conducting more specialized evaluations.
Provides training manual that fits APPL and APA guidelines for training
Facilitates training by emphasis on how to perform evaluations legal, administrative, and/or statutory frameworks for each type of evaluation
Includes risk management issues
Editors are recipients of the Guttmacher Award for their previous book with Springer