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Psychological Experts in Divorce Actions

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In today's child custody disputes, your ability to prepare, examine, and cross-examine psychological experts can make or break your case. To best serve your clients, you need to be on top of the latest psychological data used in custody evaluations. You need to know what questions to ask, and why. You must be prepared to handle psychological experts effectively. This book will show you how.

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Overview

In today's child custody disputes, your ability to prepare, examine, and cross-examine psychological experts can make or break your case. To best serve your clients, you need to be on top of the latest psychological data used in custody evaluations. You need to know what questions to ask, and why. You must be prepared to handle psychological experts effectively. This book will show you how.

Written with the practicing family lawyer in mind, Psychological Experts in Divorce Actions explains all of the leading psychological test instruments used in family law proceedings, as well as shows you how to use the results to protect your client's interests. It offers the critical research and information you need to perform an effective examination and cross-examination of a psychological expert. And, it assists you in handling the gamut of client-related psychological factors that arise in divorce and custody cases.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567069228
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1190
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The expert witness 1
Ch. 2 Ethical issues 89
Ch. 3 What constitutes a psychological evaluation? 163
Ch. 4 How divorce affects families 221
Ch. 5 Do's and don't's for divorce clients 301
Ch. 6 Children as witnesses 315
Ch. 7 Statistical concepts 351
Ch. 8 Intelligence testing 363
Ch. 9 Objective personality testing : MMPI-2 and other objective personality tests 385
Ch. 10 Projective personality testing 461
Ch. 11 Other tests used in child custody evaluations 511
Ch. 12 Physical abuse, domestic violence, and emotional abuse 545
Ch. 13 Sexual abuse 579
Ch. 14 Special concerns : mental disorders 647
Ch. 15 Special concerns : alcohol and other drug abuse 705
Ch. 16 Criminal history 727
Ch. 17 Classification systems 745
App. A Professional organizations 775
App. B Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct 781
App. C Specialty guidelines for forensic psychologists 797
App. D General guidelines for providers of psychological services 809
App. E Specialty guidelines for the delivery of services 823
App. F APA record keeping guidelines 901
App. G APA guidelines for child custody evaluations in divorce proceedings 905
App. H Canadian code of ethics for psychologists 915
App. I Association of state and provincial psychology boards' code of conduct 945
App. J American professional society on the abuse of children guidelines for psychosocial evaluation of suspected sexual abuse in young children 957
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