Psychological Consultation in Parental Rights Cases

Psychological Consultation in Parental Rights Cases

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This practical volume delineates legal and clinical guidelines for practitioners involved as expert witnesses in parental rights cases. Coverage of relevant statutes, case law, and professional standards is integrated with current psychological theory and research to help readers conduct defensible, scientifically based consultation and testimony.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138879665
  • 9781138879669

Table of contents

Introduction. Background to a Termination Action. Legal Issues in Termination of Parental Rights. National Legislation and Case Analysis. Ethical Considerations in Parental Fitness and Related Evaluations. Assessment of Birth Parents, Foster Parents, and Other Potential Caretakers. Assessment of Children's Psychological and Attachment Profiles. Special Situations. Theory Review. Empirical Research and Clinical Studies. Standards for Expert Testimony. Cross-Examination Questions and Answers. Illustrative Cases I. Illustrative Cases II: Analysis of the Baby Jessica Case.show more