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Author Benjamin, G. Andrew H.

Title Family evaluation in custody litigation : reducing risks of ethical infractions and malpractice / G. Andrew H. Benjamin and Jackie K. Gollan.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2003]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : forms.
Series Forensic practice guidebooks series
Forensic practice guidebooks series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index.
Summary This book provides a step-by-step child custody assessment protocol that protects families and at the same time helps new evaluators minimize the likelihood of committing ethical infractions or malpractice. For mental health professionals interested in beginning a career in forensic child custody assessment, balancing the legal and clinical issues that surround family evaluations and custody disputes can be complicated. Without specialized knowledge, the risk of causing undue emotional injury increases. The book puts family litigation into context and reviews the legal evidentiary standards that pertain to psychological testing, scientific evidence, and expert witness testimony used in the court system. Although written for the novice evaluator, this book enhances the clinical skills of even the most seasoned evaluator because it offers a complete overview of the judicial process and the evolving change in the standards of practice. The authors include a sample written evaluation report and other forms that readers can adapt for use in their own practices. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Custody of children -- United States.
Forensic psychology -- United States.
Child psychologists -- Malpractice -- United States.
Custody of children -- Psychological aspects.
Child Custody -- legislation & jurisprudence -- United States.
Psychology -- United States.
Psychology -- malpractice -- United States.
Added Author Gollan, Jackie K.
American Psychological Association.
Other Form: Benjamin, G. Andrew H. Family evaluation in custody litigation (print) (DLC) 2002015078
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