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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Get The Psych Report Dismissed, March, 2020

 

The DSM-5 and Weak Psych Reports, February, 2020

 

A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Getting an Apricot™, January, 2020

 

Why Are There So Many Weak Psych Reports?, December, 2019

 

What You Can Do About Weak Psych Reports, November, 2019

 

The Key to Understanding Psychiatric and Psychological Forensic Testimony, October, 2019

 

Psychiatrists and Psychological Testing:  A Frequent Problem, September, 2019

 

Trashing Flawed Psych Reports:  A Bit More Information, August, 2019

 

Trashing Flawed Psych Reports, July, 2019

 

Important Questions to Ask Yourself About the Contents a Psych Doctor's Report, June, 2019

 

Basic Questions to Ask Yourself About Psychological Testing in a Psych Doctor's Report, May, 2019

 

Essential Questions to Ask Yourself About A Psych Doctor's Report, April, 2019

 

The One-Sentence Psych Report, March, 2019

 

The Height of Audacity in a Psych Doctor's Agreed Medical Evaluation (AME) Workers' Compensation Report, February, 2019

 

Negotiating a Better Deal on Psych Cases, January 2019

 

Questions to Ask Yourself About a Psych Doctor's Report, December, 2018

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations in Personal Injury Cases, November, 2018

 

What attorneys need to know about the doctor's Mental Status Examination before cross-examining a psych doctor, October, 2018

 

What attorneys need to know about the MMPI-2 before cross-examining a psych doctor, September, 2018

 

Circumstances when you should use an Apricot™ to challenge a psych report, August, 2018

 

Additional situations when you should get an Apricot™, July, 2018

 

Situations when you should get an Apricot™, June, 2018

 

When you should get an Apricot™, May, 2018

 

Diagnostic Criteria for a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), April, 2018

 

Psych Treatment Liens, March, 2018

 

Cross-Examining Psych Doctors: Challenges With Changing the GAF Score, February, 2018

 

Cross-Examining Psych Doctors: Difficulty in Fighting Causation, January, 2018

 

Cross-Examining Psych Doctors: Think Like a Psych Expert, December, 2017

 

"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