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.