Approaches to forensic assessment of false claims of sexual misconduct by therapists.
T. G. Gutheil,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
20(3): 289-96, 1992.
The author offers systematic approaches to evaluation of claims of therapist-patient sexual
misconduct, together with their rationales. False accusations should be considered in all such cases
in order to maintain the balanced forensic perspective and to probe for malingering, as in all
evaluations. Practical techniques are offered and the underlying reasoning described.