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Research and practice on a widely used psychological test in forensic psychology - the MMPI-2 - are examined and integrated in this volume. Chapters discuss the psychological and legal bases of forensic psychological assessment in general, and the use of the MMPI-2 in particular, in a variety of specific forensic applications involving criminal and civil proceedings.

Use of the MMPI-2/MMPI-A in Child Custody Evaluations
Use of the MMPI-2/MMPI-A in child custody evaluations
Randy K.Otto
Robert P.Collins

In this chapter the utility of the MMPI-2/MMPI-A with respect to child custody evaluations is examined.1 This chapter is not intended to provide the reader with a template for conducting child custody evaluations (for such direction, see Grisso, 1986; Melton, Petrila, Poythress, & Slobogin, 1987; Weithorn, 1987), but rather, to identify how the MMPI-2/MMPI-A may be incorporated into the child custody evaluation process, a process that is necessarily multisource and multimethod (Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, 1994; Grisso, 1986; Melton et al., 1987; Weissman, 1991; Weithorn & Grisso, 1987). After a brief overview of the significance of this area, the legal parameters of child custody decision making ...

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