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dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Bob
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T12:43:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T12:43:04Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationDiamond, B. (2007). The Mental Health Act, approved clinician and supervised community treatment orders. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 6, pp.96-101.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/5494
dc.description.abstractThe paper considers the context of the amendments to the Mental Health Act and the implications for clinical and forensic psychologists as approved clinicians. The following concerns are raised: 1. The draft Mental Health Bill was more concerned with protecting public safety rather than providing legislature for mental health and well-being. 2. The approved clinician role compromises clinical and forensic psychologists on two accounts: the roles of therapist, advocate and ally are undermined by those of law enforcer and custodian; the approved clinician role will remain subservient to psychiatry, the dominant discourse in mental health services. Psychologists hands will be clinically tied. The implications of these developments place the professions of clinical and forensic psychologists at an irrevocable turning point causing irreparable damage to the respective professions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)
dc.subjectLegislation
dc.subjectMental competency
dc.titleThe Mental Health Act, approved clinician and supervised community treatment orders
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