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This will be discussed in detail in later chapters. The fourth evaluative criterion might be described as standard of practice. This will focus on the extent to which the principle is recognized by authorities as important for FMHA practice. When possible, this area will also include the extent to which the principle is practiced by forensic clinicians, although the literature describing the normative aspects of forensic practice is rarely sufficiently developed to address this second question effectively.
2 The Standards also addresses the issue of establishing minimum professional education and clinical training requirements for evaluators and expert witnesses, with recommendations for implementing these requirements. 10, no professional should be appointed by the court to evaluate a person's mental condition unless their qualifications include 2 A brief clarification regarding the meanings of "expertise" and "qualification" is necessary. In the previous section, the emphasis was on competence rather than expertise.
An additional concept addresses the way in which data (objective or subjective) are combined; this may be through a systematic approach, with weightings of different elements derived and refined empirically, or an approach that combines and weighs data without relying on a defined system (Sawyer, 1966). 38 CHAPTER 2 Further elaboration is provided in the area of prior relationships: A prior professional relationship with a party does not preclude psychologists from testifying as fact witnesses or from testifying to their services to the extent permitted by applicable law.