Thank you IAMHL for inviting me to present next year in Lyon France (iamhl.org) on a timely international topic. COVID -19 creates an unprecedented mixture of global legal, medical ethical, and school chaos for family courts and child custody evaluators. US Judges with help from GALs (Guardian Ad Litems) make ill- considered decisions of whereContinue reading COVID, Family Law, Medical Ethics, and Education: The New Norm
In my expert court and family work, I don’t see difficult young ones: I see difficult situations. Often times the battle of control that we experience as parents has less to do with our young ones: it has more to do with our own expectations and insecurities. We are confused on what needs to beContinue reading Beyond Love: Setting Limits in Raising Young Ones
Therapy is not therapy unless it helps. What do you think to be your responsibility in knowing different types of therapy. Perhaps if your child is in therapy you would give more consideration. While generic ‘talk therapy’ seems safe enough, what if the therapist’s bent is, say for example, Trauma-Informed treatment approach to actively resistContinue reading Do you trust your therapist?
In any month, I will receive an ’emergency’ call from a parent client who has a child in crisis — either mental health or addiction. These conditions lead to extreme behaviors, self-injurious or injurious to others. The only problem is “his father (or mother) doesn’t see it as an emergency, and I can’t get himContinue reading HELP: My CHILD is IN CRISIS!
ACFP Journal published ! Thank you for to the American College of Forensic Psychology (ACFP) for publishing the article EDUCATION OPINION FOR CUSTODY EVALUATORS, COURTS, AND ATTORNEYS: A STANDARD FOR EXPERTS TO FOLLOW co-authored by myself and Jon Gould, a renowned author and child custody evaluator. Together we forged a path for the court andContinue reading EDUCATION OPINION FOR CUSTODY EVALUATORS: A STANDARD TO FOLLOW