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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
The mental health expert's many possible roles

The mental health expert is brought in under many different circumstances when working with families of divorce. Each possible role is unique and requires a mental health expert to provide a very different type of response to the individual or family in need. Often the family asks the mental health person to ...

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