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Introduction to the Role, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility
Introduction to the role, ethics, and professional responsibility

Child custody evaluations are time intensive, potentially intrusive to the family, expensive, and risk putting the children right into the middle of their parents' conflicts. When ordered by the court to participate in an evaluation, parents are subjected to multiple interviews, perhaps psychological testing, and exposure of their conflicts to teachers, therapists, and other collateral professionals. Children are interviewed and observed in offices and often in their homes. This lengthy process will typically take 3 to 4 months to complete, will typically be expensive, and may yield a report that is both potentially insightful and potentially damaging to the family. With that in mind, a relevant question would be, “Why ...

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