The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations


Author: Jonathan W. Gould,David A. Martindale
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854889
Category: Psychology
Page: 450
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This book presents the latest data-based approaches to understanding and assessing relevant child, parent and family factors in child custody evaluation.

Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations


Author: Jonathan W. Gould
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761911012
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 387
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This comprehensive guide presents the literature on child custody evaluations in a coherent, logically integrated format that can be applied directly to practice. Jonathan Gould proposes new assessment models that are based on studies of the 10 percent of divorced couples who pursue resolution of custody disputes. The book comprises a conceptual framework - history, systems, standards and rules, and business/office management issues, the evaluation process - practical hands-on guidance, and suggestions for the evaluator preparing for the court.

Handbook of Psychology, Forensic Psychology


Author: Irving B. Weiner,Randy K. Otto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111828190X
Category: Psychology
Page: 736
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Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.

Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations


Author: Leslie Drozd,James R. Flens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131782489X
Category: Law
Page: 242
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A focused look at the uses—and misuses—of psychological tests in the context of child custody This book presents an advanced examination of psychological testing and usage in the child custody arena. It addresses test selection issues, provides insightful discussions of how to confront confirmatory biases and avoid the distortion of test findings, and presents clear instructions for the use of specific tests, including MMPI-2 and Rorschach, and a point/counterpoint discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the Ackerman-Schoendorf Scales for Parent Evaluation of Custody (ASPECT). Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations can be viewed as a work in three parts. The first section addresses theoretical and test usage issues, with chapters focusing on: addressing test selection issues from legal and psychological perspectives bias issues that interfere with the evaluator’s ability to collect and consider data objectively a functional, comprehensive approach to the use of psychological tests in a child custody evaluation—with a conceptual framework for choosing assessment techniques to assess parenting competencies and other variables important in forming opinions about custodial placement and visitation access, and a practical example of how to present psychological test data in an advisory report to the court a look at psychological testing from an attorney’s point of view The second section of Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations focuses on the MMPI-2 and the Rorschach Inkblot Test in the child custody context, investigating hypotheses that can be inferred from the MMPI-2 regarding parenting behaviors, and the use and value of the Rorschach. This section examines: the foundation from which the MMPI-2 can generate expectations regarding five basic issues—the quality of attachment and bonding, potential for antisocial behavior, temper control, alienation of affection, and chemical abuse and dependence the range of variables that will generate useful hypotheses regarding parent-child interactions and family systems the effects of the circumstances of litigation on score elevations—including recommended limits as to how much elevation can be dismissed as only contextual the important differences between occasion validity and attribute validity the clinical application of an objective interpretation system, including the courtroom credibility of explicit convergent validity the use of the Rorschach in child custody evaluations findings from a study using the Rorschach to address specific parenting variables The third section of Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations is a focused point-counterpoint discussion of ASPECT, between test creator Marc J. Ackerman and Mary Connell, President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. This book is essential reading for child custody evaluators, family law attorneys, and judges practicing in the family law arena, as well as educators and students in these fields.

Conflict Resolution: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199802234
Category: Social Science
Page: 28
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Handbook of Father Involvement

Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Second Edition
Author: Natasha J. Cabrera,Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136235051
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 488
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This second edition reviews the new research findings and theoretical advances on fathers, families, child development, programs, and policies that have occurred in the past decade. Contributors from a range of disciplines and countries showcase contemporary findings within a new common chapter structure. All of the chapters are either extensively revised or entirely new. Biological, evolutionary, demographic, developmental, cultural, sociological, economic, and legal perspectives of father involvement are described along with policy and program implications. Now with a greater international perspective, this edition considers demographic shifts in families in the United States and Europe. All chapters now follow a common structure to enhance readability and interdisciplinary connections. Each chapter features: Historical Overview and Theoretical Perspectives; Research Questions; Research Methods and Measurement; Empirical Findings; Bridges to other Disciplines; Policy Implications; and Future Directions. In addition, each chapter highlights universal and cultural processes and mechanisms. This structure illuminates the ways that theories, methods, and findings are guided by disciplinary lenses and encourages multidisciplinary perspectives. This extensively revised edition now features: • Expanded section on Biological and Evolutionary Perspectives that reviews fathering in animal populations and the genetic and hormonal underpinnings that feed into fathering behaviors within and across species. • New section on Economic and Legal Perspectives that addresses the economics of fatherhood, marriage, divorce, and child custody issues, and family dispute resolution. • New section on Child Development and Family Processes that covers topics on father-child relationships, the father’ role in children’s language, cognitive, and social development, and father risk, family context, and co-parenting. • Separate chapters on Black, Latino, and Asian American fathers. • Now includes research on cohabitation and parenting, gender roles and fathering, intergenerational parenting, and fatherhood implications for men in the section on Sociological Perspectives. • The latest demographics, policies, and programs influencing father involvement in both the US and Europe. • Coverage of methodological and measurement topics and processes that are universal across ethnic groups and cultures in each chapter. Intended for advanced students, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers interested in fatherhood and family processes from a variety of disciplines including psychology, family studies, economics, sociology, and social work, and anyone interested in child and family policy.

Child Psychotherapy

Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice
Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106749
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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All too often children are diagnosed and medicated without the consideration that their symptoms may actually be a healthy response to stressful life events. This integrative guide for mental health practitioners who work with children underscores the importance of considering the etiology of a child's symptoms within a developmental framework before making a diagnosis. Providing advanced training and skills for working with children, the book guides the therapist, step-by-step, through assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment with a focus on the tenets of child development and a consideration of the impact of distressing life events. The book first addresses child development and the evolution of child psychotherapy from the perspectives of numerous disciplines, including recent findings in neurodevelopmental trauma and neurobiology. It discusses assessment measures, the impact of divorce and the forensic/legal environment on clinical practice, recommendations for HIPAA compliance, evidence-based best practices for treating children, and the requirements for an integrated treatment approach. Woven throughout are indications for case conceptualization including consideration of a child's complete environment. Key Features: Provides an integrative approach to child psychotherapy from the perspective of healthy development Offers an alternative to the medical model Discusses key theories of child development and psychotherapy Integrates a multimodal approach that considers a child's daily environment Includes a template for organizing and implementing a successful practice Features an instructorís manual and course syllabus

Working With Alienated Children and Families

A Clinical Guidebook
Author: Amy J. L. Baker,S. Richard Sauber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136340041
Category: Psychology
Page: 282
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This edited volume is written by and for mental health professionals who work directly with alienated children and their parents. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, all of whom know how vexing parental alienation can be for mental health professionals. No matter how the professional intersects with families affected by alienation, be it through individual treatment, reunification therapy, a school setting, or support groups, he or she needs to consider how to make proper assessments, how to guard against bias, and when and how to involve the court system, among other challenges. The cutting edge clinical interventions presented in this book will help professionals answer these questions and help them to help their clients. The authors present a range of clinical options such as parent education, psycho-educational programs for children, and reunification programs for children and parents that make this volume a useful reference and practical guide.

Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism & Hospitality


Author: Ford Lumban Gaol,Wyne Mars,Hoga Saragih
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315775522
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
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Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism and Hospitality contains papers covering a wide range of topics in the fields of knowledge and service management, web intelligence, tourism and hospitality. This overview of current state of affairs and anticipated developments will be of interest to researchers, entrepreneurs and students alike.

Forensic Uses of Clinical Assessment Instruments


Author: Robert P. Archer,Elizabeth M. A. Wheeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136311386
Category: Psychology
Page: 432
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This book provides, in a single volume, an extensive, research-based evaluation of the most popular clinical assessment tools as applied in forensic settings. These widely used instruments often require important modifications in their administration and interpretation when used for forensic purposes, and it is vital that the clinician is intimately familiar with their correct application, as well as their limitations. The test instruments included are analyzed by senior figures in the field of psychological assessment who are uniquely qualified to discuss them because they have either had a crucial role in the development of the tests, or they have dedicated their careers to advancing our understanding of these clinical assessment measures. Each chapter begins with a summary of the development of the assessment instrument in its more traditional applications in clinical settings, and then considers its utilization in forensic settings. The types of forensic issues which have been addressed with that instrument are reviewed, and an illustrative case example is given which reflects the types of uses and limitations of the assessment technique when applied in a forensic context. New in this edition are a chapter on the MMPI-2-RF and separate chapters for the adult and youth versions of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Psychologists using assessment instruments in applied forensic settings will find this to be a valuable and practical source of information, as will attorneys wishing to gain an understanding of the application of these psychological assessment approaches in the courtroom.

Divorce

The Art of Screwing Up Your Children
Author: Howard Drutman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500243166
Category:
Page: 166
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Divorcing, divorced, or just separated? Worried about screwing up your children? Looking for information on how to protect your children from the negative emotional aftereffects of divorce? Then this is the book for you. Using satire as a tool, Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children will entertain you while educating you on the complex emotional world of children dealing with parents who are divorcing or divorced. Ultimately this book teaches parents the behaviors to avoid, minimizing the adverse effects of divorce on their children. Some of the topics covered in the book include: Parental Conflict, Telling Your Children You Are Divorcing, Blaming Your Spouse, Blaming the Children, Hiring an Attorney, Choosing a Type of Divorce, Parenting Time, Custody, Visitation, and Holidays, Final Decision-Making, Mental Illness, Child Custody Evaluations, Co-Parenting, Transitions, Rules and Discipline, Relocation, Parental Alienation, Abandonment, New Relationships, Step-Parenting, Family Conflict, Litigation, Child Development, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Children's Activities, and many other topics. This is a book you will read again and again just to make sure you are not subjecting your children to added stress and strain from any unintended, inappropriate post-divorce parental behavior. Family attorneys and mental health professionals will also find Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children a valuable resource for their professional education and a handy tool to give to clients and patients. Here is what experts in the field are saying about Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children: "Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children is a delightful tongue-in-cheek reprimand to parents who lose sight of their children's welfare while waging war with an ex. But it is more than that. In addition to learning how to screw up your kids, Dr. Drutman shows parents how to do things right. For parents who seem blind to the harm they inflict on their children, this book delivers a needed blast of awareness with enough humor to help the medicine go down." Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison: How To Protect Your Family From Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing.Clinical Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center "A must read for parents and attorneys who want to learn what to do, or not do to prevent emotional harm to children before, during, and after their parents' divorce." James E. Holmes, Esq., Family Law Attorney "Combining practical knowledge with humor and satire, Dr. Drutman has drawn on his many years working with divorcing families to produce an important resource that is approachable, readable and extremely valuable. A must read for anyone with children who is contemplating or involved in a divorce." Kevin J. Richards, Ph.D., ABPPBoard Certified Forensic Psychologist "Dr. Drutman has provided a comprehensive list of actions too often taken by divorcing parents that dramatically reduce the likelihood that their children will make healthy adjustments. In each section, Dr. Drutman concisely explains the ways in which the actions that have been described take their toll on the children." David A. Martindale, Ph.D. ABPP (Forensic)Diplomate, American Board of Professional PsychologyPractice limited to forensic psychological consultingCo-Author of The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations

The Custody Evaluation Handbook

Research-based Solutions and Applications
Author: Barry Bricklin,Gail Elliot,Michael H. Halbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876307755
Category: Psychology
Page: 278
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Three of the most challenging problems in the custody evaluation field follow from: (1) the difficulties involved in adapting data derived from group studies or traditional tests into a form for individual cases; (2) the absence of clear and compelling guidelines to aggregate the information collected in a comprehensive evaluation; and (3) the adversarial attitudes among custody disputants which make them disinclined to cooperate in making and maintaining any custody plan. This book addresses these challenges, describing some concepts found to be helpful in understanding parent-child interactions, essential targets of a truly comprehensive evaluation, and the dynamics of custody court proceedings. The book advocates a test-based approach to custody evaluation that measures how successful each parent actually is at the job of parenting. The book's chapters are: (1) "Loving the Courtroom"; (2) "Postdivorce Issues: Relevant Research" (3) "Congruent Communications: The Vital Roles of Symbol Systems and Information-Processing Strategies"; (4) Bricklin Perceptual Scales (bps): Child-Perception-of-Parents Series" (5) "The Perception-of-Relationships Test (port); (6) "The Parent Awareness Skills Survey" (pass); (7) "The Parent Perception of Child Profile (ppcp); (8) "Getting Accurate Information"; (9) Areas of Assessment"; (10) "Creating a Custody Plan: Aggregating and Weighting the Variables (with Michael H. Halbert); (11) "Communicating the Results of a Custody Evaluation"; (12) "Validity and Reliability Issues"; and (13) "Dilemmas in Child Custody Evaluations" including the importance of grandparents, allegations of sexual abuse, splitting up siblings, and hostile judges. Contains approximately 220 references. (Hth).

Earning a Living Outside of Managed Mental Health Care

50 Ways to Expand Your Practice
Author: Steven Walfish
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 243
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This fascinating book is a cornucopia of useful stories from practitioners who took action to free their practices from the reins of managed care. By tapping into their natural interests, talents, and passions, these 50 entrepreneurial practitioners demonstrate ways you can reinvigorate your practice and achieve greater financial success at the same time. I loved this book!ùNancy E. bloater, PhD, President-Elect, American Psychological Association Division of independent Practice and Clinical Psychologist, independent practice Extraordinary! This book brings together an impressive list of nonûmanaged care opportunities that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Practitioners looking to build a more lucrative practice outside of insurance panels should definitely read this, especially early career psychologistsùwhat a:great resource for getting started in practice the right way!ùJosephine S. Minardo, PsyD, Chair, American Psychological Association Committee on Early Career Psychologists and Founder of Psych Internship Prep Successful practices outside of managed care result from developing personal passions, creating opportunities. . . and reading this book! Walfish connects the reader not only to real psychologists who have found a variety of niches but also to ready-touse strategies and practical references. You're sure to find several ideas to expand your practice.ùJana N. Martin, PhD, independent practice and Chief Operating Officer of the American Psychological insurance Trust Pchologists are increasingly dissatisfied with managed care companies, yet they lack sound guidance on developing a practice that is not insurance-based. This book illustrates 50 strategies for creating a practice that is not dependent on managed care or insurance. The contributors describe how they successfully, carved out a niche in areas as varied as family and divorce counseling, teaching and supervision, health care, product development, and organizational con-suiting. They also describe their practice arrangements, training experiences, and primary activities, as well as the pros and cons of the career path; effective business approaches; and useful professional resources, books, journals, websites, and societies. This book provides plenty of ideas for early career psychologists and graduate students interested in starting a private practice as well as for seasoned practitioners who want to develop alternative income sources to minimize dependence on insurance companies.

Clinicians in Court

A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Author: Allan E. Barsky,Jonathan W. Gould
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307889
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Mental health professionals are often called on to give evidence or expert testimony in a range of circumstances, including family law and child welfare trials, mental health hearings, malpractice lawsuits, criminal trials, government hearings, and private arbitration.This volume provides practical information and proven guidelines to help clinicians from any background understand their role in legal proceedings--and participate effectively, ethically, and with minimal stress. Including case examples that illustrate each stage of the legal process, the book describes how to respond to subpoenas or contacts from lawyers; what to do to prepare for particular court actions or adjudicative proceedings; and how to ensure that all documentation is complete and legally admissible and confidentiality requirements are met. Also presented is valuable advice on avoiding legal pitfalls and coping with challenging situations on and off the witness stand. Special features include helpful checklists; samples of affidavits, retainer agreements, and other materials that can be adapted for use in the reader's own practice; and a glossary of relevant legal terms.

Confronting Mental Health Evidence

A Practical Guide to Reliability and Experts in Family Law
Author: John A. Zervopoulos
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781590317044
Category: Law
Page: 206
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How do you know what you say you know? That's the key question family law professionals must ask when evaluating the reports and testimony of mental health professionals, their methods, and the materials that support their conclusions and expert opinions. This book offers a case-based model to empower lawyers in managing difficult psychology-related issues in their cases and hold mental health experts accountable in court.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Second Edition

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers
Author: Gary B. Melton
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572302365
Category: Psychology
Page: 794
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Considered the definitive resource and text on forensic psychiatry and psychology since the publication of the first edition, Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Second Edition, continues to be the most comprehensive discussion of legal, research, and clinical issues for both mental health and legal professionals. Fully revised and updated, the volume covers a broad range of topics in forensic mental health, including insanity, child abuse, sentencing, personal injury claims, and civil commitment. Less traditional subjects such as federal antidiscrimination and entitlement laws, competency to testify, workers' compensation, and a new section on the clinical evaluation of witness credibility have also been added. Throughout, the authors summarize and analyze legal issues, offer suggestions for evaluation procedures, and review appropriate research on both clinical opinions and the legal process. New to the Second Edition Completely updated to reflect current research and practice, the volume contains four entirely new chapters and has been revised throughout to include analyses of new case law and clinical techniques; important research on competency and dangerousness from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and Law; and new ethical rules developed by the American Psychological Assocation and the American Psychiatric Association. Also new to this edition are exercises and case studies for students in each chapter (see below).

Family Law Reform

Minimizing Conflict, Maximizing Families
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Custody of children
Page: N.A
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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Assessment, Treatment, and Research
Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101136
Category: Psychology
Page: 640
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.