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6 J. Psychiatry & L. [i] (1978)

handle is hein.journals/jpsych6 and id is 1 raw text is: SPRING 1978
TH E JOU RNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AN D LAW
I          Notes on Contributors
3           Editors' Page
The Therapeutic Significance of the Civil Commitment Hearing:
An Unexplored Potential
The authors argue that the civil commitment process could have
positive therapeutic effects for the patients involved. They suggest
certain modifications which might enhance the value of civil com-
mitment hearings.
JOHN J. ENSMINGER, ESQ.
AND THOMAS D. LIGUORI, M.A.
Inadequate Means to a Noble End: The Right to Treatment Para-
dox
45           The authors make provocative comments about the current inade-
quacy of psychiatric care. While accepting the right to treatment
concept, they challenge the possibility of its fulfillment.
LESTER B. BROWN, C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
AND JEANNE M. BREMER, A.M.
An Essay on the Civil Commitment Lawyer: Or How I Learned to
Hate the Adversary Sysitem
71           The author uses his personal experience to stimulate our rethinking
of the adversary procedure for mental patients facing civil com-
mitment. He points out the ethical dilemma facing attorneys who
represent clients in civil commitment hearings.
LAWRENCE P. GALIE, ESQ.
On Unicorns Blocking Commitment Law Reform
89           The attitudes of psychiatrists concerning the rights of mental
patients have been maligned by various groups. The authors' study
helps to set the record straight.
LYNN R. KAHLE, PH.D.; BRUCE DENNIS SALES, J.D., PH.D. AND
STUART NAGEL, J.D., PH.D.

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