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By Marc J. Ackerman

Entire assurance of each section of the kid custody overview procedure

Does a clinician employed via a parent’s legal professional endure an analogous duties as a court-appointed psychologist? What are the best concepts for making a choice on no matter if an alleged abuse has truly happened? Which components might be thought of whilst deciding on no matter if a mum or dad may be granted custody?

Clinician’s advisor to baby Custody reviews, moment variation solutions those questions and 1000s extra because it offers step by step counsel via each point of this delicate and profoundly very important method. applying riveting case stories drawn from the greater than 1,800 custody reviews he has played, Dr. Marc Ackerman offers authoritative instructions for:

  • Conducting interviews, gazing habit, and amassing collateral information
  • Psychological trying out and administering point and different custody instruments
  • Evaluating parental behavior
  • Reporting review results
  • Testifying in court

This remarkably thorough source deals thoroughly updated assurance of contemporary felony judgements affecting baby custody, new surveys on what judges and legal professionals wish from reviews, and new chapters on placement schedules and second-opinion reviews. Clinician’s advisor to baby Custody reviews, moment variation is needs to interpreting for each psychological health care professional who is–or wish to be–involved in baby custody evaluations.

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115–116) Thus, the expert’s task may be seen as the utilization of special skills to generate a representative sample of data to supplement and complement data the parties will produce. The evaluator might also indicate whether various factual allegations of the parties are consistent with the data developed in the evaluative process. qxp 1/8/01 1:06 PM Page 23 Testing 23 independent sources of data to arrive at an ultimate decision (Stone & Shear, 1988). Limits on Predictions Although the body of research regarding the effects of divorce on children is substantial and growing, there is a “lack of any methodologically sound empirical evidence allowing psychological predictions as to the effects of various types of custodial placements on children, or whether joint custody, in general, is a better option than single-parent custody” (Weithorn, 1987, p.

Guideline 13 states, “the psychologist does not give any opinion regarding the psychological functioning of any individual who has not been personally evaluated”(p. 680). Requirement to Report All the Data Psychologists are ethically obligated to report all the data they have that relate directly to the purpose of an evaluation. They provide thorough discussion of the limitations of their data, especially where their work touches on social policy or might be construed to the detriment of persons in specific age, sex, ethnic, socioeconomic or other social groups.

In the custody evaluation, it would also be harmful in most cases to directly ask a child which parent the child wishes to live with, implying that the choice belongs to the child. “Assigning a child this responsibility invariably provides the child a destructive misperception of omnipotence and potentiates a sense of betrayal and ultimately guilt” (Stone & Shear, 1988, p. 54). It would also be destructive of the relationship between a parent and a child to indicate, unless absolutely necessary, that negative conclusions about the parent are based directly on statements made by the child.

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