The purpose of my professional involvement in the court is particularly critical when questions of school choice are involved. Recently, a question of least restrictive environment (LRE) was entered into court discussion around a special education student. The question from the one parent of whether her child would emulate the behavior of others in aContinue reading Why the Educational Psychologist?
Sometimes and actually too often, courts / judges appoint what’s called a Guardian ad Litum (GAL); someone who investigates the educational needs of a youth involved in a custody-referenced case. The truth is, however, these individuals often lack qualifications; they don’t understand school systems, learning methods, motivational questions and parental influence upon educational, social, andContinue reading Forensic Psychologist meets GAL: What’s the matter before the court?
Herein lies the problem for most addiction admissions gone wrong. Without a comprehensive evaluation, it is next to impossible to determine the cause and the ongoing treatment protocol for the client. Most ‘check list’ approaches miss 80-90% of what’s significant in the profile of the individual seeking treatment from addiction. So what is it exactlyContinue reading Recovery From What?
It’s important to recognize other professionals who contribute significantly to the field of advocating legally for those facing legal problems. Such a person is visible in this edition of LawTech Connect, and excellent resource for lawyers and individuals looking for encouragement. https://youtu.be/MUe_75esYuY. Adriana Linares interviews Elizabeth Kelley, attorney and author of Representing People with MentalContinue reading LawTech Connect
Fortunately, we have good friends, partners and colleagues with whom we could ‘hunker down’ while we kept our zoom calls alive. Colleagues like Jon Gould helping write a peer reviewed journal article published in the American College Forensic Psychology Journal. And Neil Brown with whom I provided trainings to management treatment programs around the country.Continue reading Last Year Made Our Heads Spin!