PSYCH 3CC3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Chartered Management Institute, Intellectual Disability

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Fitness to stand trial present mental state. The test must be whether he has sufficient present ability to consult with his attorney with a reasonable degree of rational understanding and a rational as well as factual understanding of proceedings against him. 5 days allowed; extension possible to 30 days; detention not to exceed 60 days. In canada, only medical practitioners e. g. psychiatrists, can conduct fitness assessment in other countries. Even if medical practitioner has no training or experience in psychiatrist or psychology. Test of psychopathology detecting mental disorder mmpi (more commonly used); mcmi. Neuropsychological batteries - detect brain damage, check reflexes luria. Intelligence tests detect retardation wais (wechsler adult intelligence. Projective drawings, tat, sentence completion test, rorschah, 16pf, mcmi- Developed in canada - 16 item semi-structured clinical interview questions divided into 3 sections (1) understanding nature/object of proceedings (2) understanding possible consequences of proceedings (3) ability to communicate to counsel.

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