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Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations
A Comprehensive Guide

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Family Studies (General)

October 1994 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This important contribution to understanding the whole process of conducting child custody evaluation, based on the author's extensive experience, examines in detail the complex questions and issues involved.

The many topics addressed include: interviewing parents and children; testifying in court; writing custody evaluations; assessing the capacity to parent; assessing the attachment of children to their parents; planning custody and parental access; children's adjustment to divorce; domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse; mental illness; parental alienation; and on-going evaluation.

The Mental Health Expert's Many Possible Roles
Fundamental Questions in Most Custody Evaluations
The Children and Their Needs - A Developmental Perspective
Conducting the Evaluation - Part I: Observations and Techniques with Adults
Conducting the Evaluation - Part II: Observations and Techniques with Children
Sharing the Results of the Evaluation - The Evaluation Report
Complex Issues
Professional Issues

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ISBN: 9780803948211

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