Part 3: Criminal Responsibility (Insanity) The insanity defense has been plagued by myths and misunderstandings since its beginnings . As introduced in Part 2, insanity is fundamentally different from competence in several ways. First, insanity claims are rare. The general public tends to believe the insanity defense is commonly used. This is due, in part,Continue reading “When Mental Illness & the Law Collide”
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When Patients are Controversial
As the American culture continues to change, questions and issues that therapists personally disagree with are bound to come up. What is the appropriate and ethical response when these conflicts arise?