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Conducting Child Custody Evaluations
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Conducting Child Custody Evaluations
A Comprehensive Guide


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Family Studies

August 1994 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This important contribution to understanding the whole process of conducting child custody evaluation, based on the author's extensive experience, examines in detail the complex questions and issues involved.

The many topics addressed include: interviewing parents and children; testifying in court; writing custody evaluations; assessing the capacity to parent; assessing the attachment of children to their parents; planning custody and parental access; children's adjustment to divorce; domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse; mental illness; parental alienation; and on-going evaluation.

 
Introduction
 
The Mental Health Expert's Many Possible Roles
 
Fundamental Questions in Most Custody Evaluations
 
The Children and Their Needs - A Developmental Perspective
 
Conducting the Evaluation - Part I: Observations and Techniques with Adults
 
Conducting the Evaluation - Part II: Observations and Techniques with Children
 
Sharing the Results of the Evaluation - The Evaluation Report
 
Complex Issues
 
Professional Issues

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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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ISBN: 9780803948211
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