Special issues in child custody evaluations.

  title={Special issues in child custody evaluations.},
  author={Samuel Herman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={29 6},
  • Samuel Herman
  • Published 1990 in
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
The child and adolescent psychiatrist who performs child custody evaluations assumes an extraordinary responsibility. Operating at the interface of psychiatry and the law, this forensic psychiatrist is often confronted by special factors that can make a normally complicated process even more intricate. This paper examines the forensic psychiatrist's role in dealing with a number of special issues which often arise during child custody evaluations. These issues are: the mentally ill parent, the… CONTINUE READING

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