Jonathan W. Gould

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A survey of experienced psychologists was conducted to analyze the procedures used in administering, scoring, and interpreting the MMPI-2 and MCMI-II/III in child custody evaluations. Findings revealed some major concerns, such as over-reliance on computer-generated interpretive reports, lack of knowledge about base rate cut-offs for interpreting the(More)
Objective: This RCT study investigated the effectiveness of an online adolescent suicide prevention program called Mental Health Online which aimed to improve the knowledge and the self-confidence of gatekeepers working with adolescents (12–20 years old). The program consisted of eight short e-learning modules each capturing an important aspect of the(More)
William G. Austin, PhD, is a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist in Northwest Colorado and the Denver area. He is the author of numerous articles on forensic methodology for conducting child custody evaluations that are research-based with practical applications. He has developed forensic models of risk assessment for child custody evaluation for(More)
This commentary is meant as a clarification of a discussion in the Journal of Child Custody, Volume 2, Issue 4 on MMPI-2 readability found in an article by Bow, Flens, and Gould, “An Analysis of Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of the MMPI-2 and MCMI-II/III in Child Custody Evaluations.” This commentary explores whether an MMPI-2 test taker needs(More)
Mental health professionals are frequently appointed by courts to become involved in custody cases in the role of child custody evaluator. This role requires that the mental health professional assess the fit between a minor child’s emerging developmental and socioemotional needs and the parents’ comparative ability to meet those needs. Following that(More)
An Internet survey was conducted to examine the views of mental health and legal professionals about parental alienation (PA) in child custody cases. Findings from 448 respondents revealed much awareness about the PA concept and controversies, along with the need for further research in the field. In general, respondents were cautious and(More)
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