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Author Stahl, Philip M
Title Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation : A Handbook for Work Product Review, Case Preparation, and Expert Testimony
Imprint Chicago, IL : American Bar Association, 2014
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the Authors -- Philip M. Stahl -- Robert A. Simon -- Acknowledgments -- Dedication -- Preface -- The Purpose of This Book -- An Emerging Field -- Advantages and Disadvantages -- It Depends … -- Language Used in This Book -- A Final Note -- Chapter 1-Introduction -- The Role of Forensic Psychology Consultants -- The Utilization of Forensic Psychology Consultants -- The Context of Child Custody Litigation -- Forensic Psychology: A Separate and Unique Discipline -- Best Interests and Gatekeeping -- Legal Framework for Consultants and Expert Witnesses -- The Meaning of Opinion -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 2-Forensic Approach Versus Clinical Approach -- Child Custody Evaluations: Forensic and Clinical Approaches -- Characteristics of Forensic Thinking Versus Clinical Thinking -- Managing and Controlling for Bias -- Differing Characteristics of the Forensic Role and the Clinical Role -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 3-Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology Consultation -- Applications of the American Psychological Association's Ethics Codes -- Common Ethical Issues in Forensic Consulting -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 4-Bias: Critical Elements to Consider in Forensic Consulting and Expert Testifying -- Different Types of Bias -- Strategies for Detecting Lack of Bias -- Identifying and Dealing with the Influence of Biases -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 5-Roles for Mental Health Professionals -- Forensic Roles -- Clinical Roles -- Hybrid Roles (Clinical/Forensic Blend) -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 6-Consulting and Testifying Roles -- Consulting: Foundation in Child Custody Evaluations -- Consulting Versus Testifying Roles -- Identifying the Client -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 7-Issues in Psychological Testing in Child Custody Litigation -- Basic Concepts
Test Construction, Normalization, and Administration -- Fundamental Issues in Test Use in Child Custody Evaluations -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 8-Child Custody Evaluations: Elements and Critique -- Key Components of a Quality Child Custody Evaluation -- Steps in the Critique -- After the Critique -- Chapter 9-Evidentiary Standards for Expert Testimony -- Federal Rules of Evidence -- Prevailing Standards -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 10-Development of the Case Theory -- What Is a Case Theory? -- Good Facts/Bad Facts -- Consultant Assistance in Using the Case Theory to Guide the Case -- Case Theory and Direct Examination and Cross-Examination Questions -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 11-Constructing Questions for Direct Examination and Cross-Examination -- Direct Examination -- Cross-Examination -- Preparation of Witnesses -- Case Examples -- The Bottom Line -- Chapter 12-Other Mental Health Roles: Opportunities and Challenges -- Adult Individual Therapists -- Psychologist Evaluator/Psychiatrist/Vocational Evaluator -- Parenting Coordinator -- Chapter 13-Attorney-Mental Health Professional Relationships -- Initial Phone Call -- Preliminary Discussions -- Contracts -- To Meet, or Not to Meet, the Litigant Parent -- Remaining Within Specific Roles -- The Bottom Line -- Index
This is the first comprehensive examination of the increasingly important role of forensic psychologists in consulting and expert witness testimony in child custody litigation. Offering practical advice on understanding the psychological dynamics often found in these cases, the authors use real-world examples where critical issues such as the developmental need of children, relocation, domestic violence, and the alienated child are involved. They detail a logical process for critiquing the evaluation reports of others and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a case
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Stahl, Philip M. Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation : A Handbook for Work Product Review, Case Preparation, and Expert Testimony Chicago, IL : American Bar Association,c2014 9781614389910
Subject Custody of children--United States
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Alt Author Simon, Robert A., Ph.D
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