APA Amicus Briefs by Issue

Listing of the amicus briefs by issues. Each of the titles below links to a one-page summary. Selected full-text briefs are linked below. Please note that the PDF files may take time to download, as they are very large files.

Abortion

Affirmative Action

Animal Research

Antitrust

Battered Women's Syndrome

Child Abuse/Child Witnesses

Child Sexual Abuse

Civil Commitment

Competency

Confidentiality/Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

Copyright

Criminal Defendants' Right to Mental Health Assistance (Psychiatric Evaluations)

Death Penalty

Defamation

Disabilities/Rights under the ADA

Duty to Warn/Protect

Employment

Environmental Impact Analyses

ERISA

Expert Witnesses/Psychologists' Competency

Eyewitness Identification Research

False Confessions

Hospital Privileges for Psychologists

Insanity Defense

Juvenile Sentencing

Medicare

Medication (Right to Refuse)

Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded (Rights Of)

Neuropsychologists' Competency (Brain Injury Assessment)

Peer Review

Psychologists' Scope of Practice/Reimbursement for "Mental Health" Services

Residential Treatment

Scientific Research

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Orientation (Discrimination)

General

 Adoption

Custody

Marriage

Military

Sodomy Laws (Anti)

Tests (Use, Validity, and Security of Psychological Tests and Test Data)