Author: Jonathan W. Gould
Release Date: 1998-05-20
Genre: Family & Relationships
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.
Author: Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Whether assessing general family functioning or specific areas of conflict, professionals preparing child custody evaluations require sound knowledge of three interrelated fields: up-to-date legal issues, psychological findings, and forensic procedures. This book covers these three essential areas to walk readers through the evaluation process clearly and concisely. It further provides a unique combination of legal guidelines with social science research.
Author: James R. Flens
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2005
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 takes an in-depth look at the MMPI-2 and Rorschach tests. Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations concludes with a point-counterpoint discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the Ackerman-Schoendorf Scales for Parent Evaluation of Custody (ASPECT) between creator Marc J. Ackerman and Mary Connell, President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Author: Philip M. Stahl
Release Date: 2010-08-12
This book is a combination of two previously published books by Phil Stahl/Sage, Conducting Child Custody Evaluations and Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations. The book was written as a guide to help students and practitioners walk through the process of conducting a child custody evaluation, a critical skill for a variety of mental health practitioners. The book will cover the mental health expert's many possible roles as a therapist, mediator, evaluator, consultant to attorneys, expert witness, and more. It also address the best interest of the child, legal custody and time share, divorce and its impact on children, and children's developmental needs. The second part takes a step-by-step approach on how to conduct the evaluation, including how to work with children and parents, psychological testing, and writing up the report. The final part, complex issues, draws from the 1999 book, and covers issues such as domestic violence, non-violent high-conflict homes, relocation, special needs children, substance abuse, cultural issues and the alienated child. The author's writing style is friendly and easy to read, making complex material easy to comprehend and implement.
Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Social Science
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.
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
Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Release Date: 2013-02-11
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.
Author: Ford Lumban Gaol
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Amidst the chaos of the postdivorce world, the most bitter parental battles occur over priorities regarding the children. The mental health professional called upon to serve as the custody evaluator must bring far more to this world than a recommendation for primary custodial parent. The Custody Evaluation Handbook: Research-Based Solutions and Applications presents the first truly scientific way to address these issues. The book describes numerous tests and tools for eliciting reliable information from both children and parents. With an eye to learning the actual impact a parent has on a child rather than on what a given parent may or may not be doing, the book emphasizes the importance of obtaining measurements from the involved child. Parent tests are designed to reflect the effectiveness with which a parent responds to typical child-care situations, and the degree to which a parent truly knows - and can satisfy the needs of - a particular child. Other critical measurement targets are detailed. The Custody Evaluation Handbook will be an invaluable handbook for marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, as well as other involved mental health professionals.
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
Author: Robert P. Archer
Release Date: 2013-04-26
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.
Author: Ron Brown
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Domestic relations
Updated for 2003, this edition of Family Law covers all the current issues and relevant opinions pertaining to family law. it brings the most salient information to your fingertips. it is fully comprehensive and concrete, with its broad coverage and multiple sources. Features include: comprehensive coverage of all the key topics of marriage and divorce, including economic consequences, child custody, and support issues interdisciplinary materials to explore the complex influences on Family Law drawn from finance, genetics, and demography, clinical psychology, social history, and legal and policy responses to domestic violence balanced presentation addresses and explores immediate, cutting-edge issues, (such as unmarried cohabitation and home schooling) while still focusing on family And The state, The role of various groups involved in resolving Family Law issues, And The effectiveness of law and instruments of law enforcement skillfully crafted problems immerse students in the real world of Family Law
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.