Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations / Edition 2

Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations / Edition 2

by Jonathan W. Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568870876

ISBN-13: 9781568870878

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: Professional Resource Exchange Inc

In Conducting Seientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations, author Jonathan W. Gould compiles the literature on child custody evaluation into a coherent, logically integrated format that can be applied directly to practice. This empirically based book represents state-of-the-art forensic techniques in the rapidly changing field of child custody evaluation. Gould

Overview

In Conducting Seientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations, author Jonathan W. Gould compiles the literature on child custody evaluation into a coherent, logically integrated format that can be applied directly to practice. This empirically based book represents state-of-the-art forensic techniques in the rapidly changing field of child custody evaluation. Gould challenges this dynamic field to advance further by enhancing its level of professionalism and strengthening its scientific basis. Divided into three parts, the book covers a conceptual framework, the evaluation process, and suggestions for the evaluator in preparing for court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568870878
Publisher:
Professional Resource Exchange Inc
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
506
Sales rank:
832,359
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
1Introduction1
2The Role of the Forensic Child Custody Evaluator11
3Expert Testimony and Presentation of Scientific Evidence24
4Developing a Conceptual Model for Custodial Assessment49
5The Forensic Interview of the Parents74
6The Forensic Interview of the Child96
7Psychological Variables to Consider in Custody Determinations115
8Special Circumstances138
9Beyond the Court-Ordered Evaluation183
10Use of Psychological Tests in Forensic Assessment196
11Custodial Determination220
12Developing Parenting Plans247
13Data-Organizing Tools277
14Providing Testimony in Court289
15Report Writing308
References326
Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists: Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists336
Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Divorce Proceedings346
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaulation355
APSAC Practice Guidelines: Use of Anatomical Dolls in Child Sexual Abuse Assessments363
Index374
About the Author387

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