The Narrative Edge in Expert Testimony: A Guide for Social Workers

The Narrative Edge in Expert Testimony: A Guide for Social Workers Author Ronald K. Bullis
ISBN-10 0872931358
ISBN-13 9780872931350
Year 2013-03-15
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Council on Social Work Education
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In recent years social workers have expanded their role as expert witnesses At the same time lawyers judges and juries have recognized how compellingly narratives communicate facts in a courtroom setting Testimony is and always has been a story The Narrative Edge describes and illustrates how to create a setting vivid characters and lucid statements of fact that help a court and jurors unravel difficult technical matters Ronald K Bullis PhD JD draws on his expertise in social work and the law in this example packed and insightful guide By marrying narrative theory to the context of expert testimony the book shows social workers how to make their testimony as expert witnesses accurate persuasive and effective Contents A Day of Court Testimony as Theater The Nine Deadly Assumptions of Mental Health and Social Work Expert Witnesses From the Couch to the Courtroom Valuing Forensic Narratives The Perfect Storm of Expert Testimony Neuroscience Narrative Research and New Law Forensic Narratives and the Power of the Story Metaphors Myths Archetypes and Compelling Expert Testimony Fostering Forensic Rapport and Demeanor Case Studies and Illustrations of Narrative Expert Testimony Ethics Is not a Separate Thing It Is the Crucial Thing Keeping the Point of the Story Sharp Appendix I Glossary of Legal and Forensic Narrative Terms Appendix II State Statutes Controlling Expert TestimonyCouncil on Social Work Education We are a nonprofit national association representing individual members and graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education Founded in 1952 this partnership of educational and professional institutions social welfare agencies and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country CSWE Press is a niche publisher that addresses the needs of social work educators Some of our areas of publishing specialty are The philosophy theory and practice of teaching The process and evaluation of learning The organization and structure of social work education Diversity in all forms in social work practice and education Social work in multiple contexts

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Narrative Medicine

Narrative Medicine Author Rita Charon
ISBN-10 9780199883219
Release 2006-03-02
Pages 288