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Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations

Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations

July 2012 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Over the past five to 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the use of child custody evaluations by the courts. At the same time, the issues have become more complex and difficult. In this book, the author provides a theoretical and practical understanding of many of the issues. A key component is the integration of disparate research findings into a comprehensive resource that will enable the evaluator and the court to understand these complex issues. A second component is to provide a thorough understanding of the fact that divorce brings with it a set of complex needs, and evaluators and the courts must develop a paradigm for weighing these needs in a comprehensive manner. This book provides that paradigm
Alienation and Alignment of Children
Domestic Violence
Allegations of Sexual Abuse Evaluations
Move-Away Evaluations
Issues with High-Conflict Families
Child Considerations in Custody Recommendations
The Components of the Evaluator's Recommendations
Use of Psychological Testing in Custody Evaluations
Cultural Issues in Evaluations
Tackling the Terror of Testifying
Ethical Issues

Philip M. Stahl

Philip Stahl, PhD, ABPP (Forensic), is a psychologist in private practice that conducts child custody evaluations and provides expert witness testimony. He is a provider of continuing education for psychologists and other mental health providers, and attorneys and Family Law Specialists in California. He has conducted trainings throughout the United States and internationally for child custody evaluators and others working with high-conflict families of divorce. He has presented workshops for judges throughout the country and is on the faculty of National Judicial College and is a frequent presenter at programs of the National Council of... More About Author

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