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Author Stahl, Philip Michael.

Title Conducting child custody evaluations [electronic resource] : from basic to complex issues / Philip M. Stahl.

Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction to the role, ethics, and professional responsibility -- The mental health expert's many possible roles -- Fundamental questions in most custody evaluations -- General divorce-related research and basic statutory and case law -- Children's developmental needs -- Conducting the evaluation: Part I. Observations and techniques with adults -- Conducting the evaluation: Part II. Observations and techniques with children -- The use of psychological testing in custody evaluations -- Gathering collateral data -- Sharing the results of the evaluation: the evaluation report -- Nonviolent high-conflict families -- Domestic violence -- The alienated child -- Relocation evaluations -- Tackling the terror of testifying -- Critiquing evaluations -- Conclusions -- Appendices: A. Sample court order appointing mental health professional -- B. Sample custody evaluation informed consent and retainer agreement -- C. Sample custody evaluation face sheet -- D. Sample list of questions to ask children -- E. Sample list of questions to ask parents -- F. Sample alienation analysis and recommendations -- G. Sample relocation analysis and recommendations -- H. Recommended reading.
Summary This work is a combination of two previously published books - '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 mental health practitioners.
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Subject Child welfare -- United States.
Custody of children -- United States -- Evaluation.
Parent and child (Law) -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781412974332 141297433X (DLC) 2010015056
ISBN 1452213488 (electronic bk.)
9781452213484 (electronic bk.)
9781452275222 (ebook)
145227522X (ebook)
9781412974332 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
141297433X (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9781412974349 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
1412974348 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)