The mock trial in psychiatric staff education.
S. Levine and H. Pinsker,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
22(1): 127-32, 1994.
The mock trial is an important educational technique that has seldom been reported in the medical
literature. In this paper we describe the evolution of mock trials as a regular component in the
educational program for our multidisciplinary staff. The mock trial is not only an excellent strategy
for teaching about the interface between psychiatry and the law, but also for teaching about
malpractice, documentation, and medical reasoning. The most effective presentation used an actual
case from our facility, practicing attorneys, and an experienced judge in a condensed version of a