Newsletters

As a service to the medical-legal community we publish The WETC Psychology Newsletter, typically the second Tuesday of every month.  This newsletter contains information about a wide variety of topics relevant to medical-legal evaluations that is designed to provide helpful, practical information to attorneys and associated professionals who deal with psychiatric claims.  We also publish Dr. Leckart's California Newsletter. A list of the series of newsletters is provided below.  Simply click on the title to read the newsletter that interests you.

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"In My Professional Opinion" Says the Psych Doctor, November, 2017

Personal Injury Psych Reports: Preparing for a Treating Doctor's Deposition or Trial Testimony, October, 2017

Personal Injury Psych Reports: Tips for Reviewing the Doctor's MMPI Test Data, September, 2017

Personal Injury Psych Reports: Tips to use When Cross-Examining the Doctor, August, 2017

Personal Injury Psych Reports: More on Cross-Examining the Doctor, July, 2017

Personal Injury Psych Reports:  Cross-Examining the Psych Doctor, June, 2017

Resources to Utilize When Preparing to Cross-Examine Psych Doctors, May, 2017

Tips to Use for Effective Cross-Examination of Psych Doctors, April, 2017

Effective Tips to use When Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, March, 2017

Practical Tips for Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, February, 2017

More Essential Tips for Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, January, 2017

Essential Tips for Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, December, 2016

Useful Tips For Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, November, 2016

More Helpful Tips For Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, October, 2016

More Helpful Tips For Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, September, 2016

Helpful Information for Cross-Examining Psych Doctors, August, 2016

Deposing Psych Claimants: Exposing Wash-Out Reports, July, 2016

Do Apricots™ Work? We Asked The Attorneys!, June, 2016

CALIFORNIA NEWSLETTER, Issue 3, May, 2016

Deposing Psych Claimants: Exposing Wash-In Reports, May, 2016

Clinical Depression, April, 2016

CALIFORNIA NEWSLETTER, Issue 2, March, 2016

Sub Rosa Videos and Psychological Evaluations, March 2016

CALIFORNIA NEWSLETTER, Issue 1, February, 2016

Measuring Patient Credibility In Psych Legal Evaluations, February, 2016

How to Prepare for a Psych Depo Without Professional Help, January, 2016

The Book of Apricots™ - Happy Holidays, December, 2015

Apricots™ – Preparing Briefs for the Court, November, 2015

APRICOTS™ - Preparing for Psych Depositions, October, 2015

Free Phone Consultations On Psych Report Credibility, September, 2015

Exposing the Inconsistencies and the Lack of Credibility in Psych Reports, August, 2015

Deposing a Psych Doctor: Prepare For Battle!, July, 2015

Deposing Psych Doctors: Persistence Is Key, June, 2015

Cross Examining Psych Doctors Who Have Provided a "Rule Out" Diagnosis, May, 2015

Cross Examining Psych Doctors Who Have Provided "Deferred" Diagnoses, April, 2015

Leckart's Six Rules for Cross Examining Psychologists and Psychiatrists, March, 2015

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's Sixth Rule, February, 2015

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's Fifth Rule, January, 2015

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's Fourth Rule, December, 2014

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's Third Rule, November, 2014

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's Second Rule, October, 2014

Cross Examining Shrinks: Leckart's First Rule, September, 2014

The Ten Commandments of Medical-Legal Psychological Reporting, August, 2014

The Ten Commandments of Mental Status Examinations, July, 2014

The Ten Commandments of Psychological Testing, June, 2014

Depositions of Psych Doctors: Persistence Gets The Win, May, 2014

Dealing With Wash-Out Psych Reports, April, 2014

Dealing With Wash-In Psych Reports, March, 2014

DSM-5: Winners and Losers, February, 2014

DSM-5 vs. DSM-IV-TR: The Workers' Comp Solution, January, 2014

How To Destroy "Wash-Out" or "Wash-In" Psych Reports, December, 2013

DSM-5: Say Hello to One of the New Disorders!, November, 2013

DSM-5: Assessing Psych Disability in PI and WC Cases, October, 2013

DSM-5: Why the heat? Will it survive?, September, 2013

SB863 & the DSM-5: One door closes and another opens!, August, 2013

DSM-5: Chicken Little Was Right!, July, 2013

DSM-5: Major Changes in Medical-Legal Cases, June, 2013

The Mental Health Professionals in Litigation, May, 2013

The Importance of Medical Records in Psych Cases, April, 2013

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, March, 2013

Forty Tough Deposition Questions for Psych AMEs & PQMEs, February 2013

Essentials of a High Quality Psychological or Psychiatric Report, January, 2013

Somatoform Disorders: The Diagnoses From Hell, December, 2012

Coaching Attorneys to Win Psych Cases, November, 2012

Memory and Credibility in Psychological Evaluations, October, 2012

Psychological Causation and Psychological Apportionment, September, 2012

How Good Are People At Faking Psychiatric Injuries, August, 2012

The Nietzche Factor In Apportionment, July, 2012

Epworth Sleepiness Scale, June, 2012

Biofeedback, May, 2012

Depositions are War! How to Win!, April, 2012

Apportionment of Orthopedically Produced Psychiatric Disability: Food For Thought, March, 2012

Malingering, February, 2012

Violence in the Workplace, January, 2012

GAF: What Every Litigator Needs to Know, December, 2011

Neuropsychology and Psychiatric Injuries, November, 2011

Anger: An Overlooked Injury, October, 2011

Psychological Treatment Records: In Theory and in Practice, What Attorneys Should Expect, September, 2011

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders, August, 2011

Physical and Psychiatric Injuries: A Tale of Three Patients, July, 2011

The Credibility of Psychological Diagnoses, June, 2011

Dysthymic Disorder, May, 2011

The Mental Status Examination-Revisited, April, 2011

How to Cx a Shrink, March, 2011

Apportioning Psychiatric Disability With Multiple Orthopedic Injuries, February, 2011

Personality Disorders, January, 2011

Apportioning Psychiatric Injuries, December, 2010

Tightrope Walking and the GAF, November, 2010

What vs. Why: Determining Causality in Psych Cases, October, 2010

Symptoms, Signs and the GAF: A Potential Litigation Problem, September, 2010

Mental Status Examination, August, 2010

Bipolar Disorders, July, 2010

Adjustment Disorders, June, 2010

"Impossible" MMPI-2 scores and their consequences for litigation, May, 2010

Common flaws in psych reports #3, April, 2010

Drugs: Use, Abuse and Dependence, March, 2010

Common flaws in psych reports #2, February, 2010

Pain Disorders, January, 2010

Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition, December, 2009

The Millon Tests, November, 2009

Major Depressive Disorder, October, 2009

Compulsive Computer Use Disorder, September, 2009

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, August, 2009

Sleep Disorders and Psychiatric Injuries, July, 2009

Subjectively Interpreted Projective Psychological Tests, June, 2009

Apportioning Psychiatric Disability in Workers’ Compensation and Assessing Aggravation in Personal Injury Litigation, May, 2009

Making Sense Of The MMPI (MMPI’s), April, 2009

Common Flaws in Psych Reports, March, 2009

Litigation Problems with the GAF, February, 2009