Crisis In The Family Courts

Children need. . . THIS? standards and practices in child custody evaluations, Family therapy, Supervised Visits and other ‘profiteers’ in Family Court (mafia)

Posted in Uncategorized by abatteredmother on July 10, 2011

Children need. . . THIS? standards and practices in child custody evaluations
CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATORS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

APA Guidelines for Evaluating Parental Responsibility – parenting evaluations – child custody

IMPORTANT NOTICE: here
ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTICE here
parenting parenting plan or time parental rights and responsibilities for MAIN ARTICLE see here
This webpage is: CUSTODY EVALUATOR QUOTES at http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/custody-evaluator-quotes.html


AGENDAS

· Doubting Child Sex Abuse Allegations

· Doubting Women’s Domestic Violence Allegations
      …but the MHP’s Fears are Justified

· False Memory Theory

· Father’s Rights (or anti-Mother) Custody Advocacy

· Father’s Rights Anti-Relocation Advocacy

· Joint Custody in the Absence of Research

· Parental Alienation Theory

· Reluctance to Believe Mothers’ Allegations, Believe Father’s

· “Sex Positivism”

· Speculation about What Children Need

· Speculation and Assumption When that Suits the Agenda
      …but Requiring Hard Research When it Doesn’t
            …Such as in Battered Women’s Surveys
                  …or Sibling Attachments
                        …or Post-Divorce Relocations

BIAS IS RAMPANT

· Conflicts of Interest

CONFIRMATORY BIAS

· The Data Must Be Wrong

· The Mother and Children Must Be Wrong

· The Treating Therapist Must Be Wrong

GENDER BIAS, ANTI-MOTHER DISCRIMINATION

· Bias Outright

· Compare the Reactions

· Bias Under the Guise of Gender Neutrality

· “I Was Only Joking”

· The great boob debate

LACK OF EXPERTISE BY TRAINING

· Lack of Decision-making Ability

· Lack of Investigative Ability

· Lack of Judgment

· Lack of Expert Credentials in Relevant Area of Inquiry

· Lack of Methodology

· Just Not All That Swift

LACK OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE

· Group Think

· Not the Parenting Mavins You Might Think

· Not the Research Mavins You Might Think

LACK OF SCIENCE

· Clinical Experience

· Directionless Curiosity

· It’s Just Not Science

· It’s Not Science — But That’s Okay if I Like It

· Protecting Vested Interests (Work in the Court System)

· Psychometric Testing of Custody Litigants

LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF DUE PROCESS

· Arrogance

· Ignorance

· Insistence on Keeping Underlying Data Secret

· Just Don’t Wanna Release That Report

· Much Concern for the Copyright Claims of Test Publishers
      …but not for the Copyright Claims of Article Publishers

· Paternalistic Attitudes Toward Litigants

· Role Confusion and Power-hungry Incompetence

· Self-interest above Due Process

· Self-interest as the Highest Priority

· Self-Protection Above All

· Subverting Attorney-Client Privilege

LOBBYING

MAKE-WORK ON CAPTIVE CONSUMERS

· Experimenting

· Meddling and Social Engineering

· Money, Money, Money

· Parental Alienation Therapy

· Parenting Classes

· Parenting Coordination

· Parenting Conjoint Therapy

· Reunification Therapy

· Treating Children Because of Parental Defects

· Treating Perpetrators

· Treating Victims

· Trainings and Reviewings

THERAPEUTIC JURISPRUDENCE

· “Do a Bonding Assessment”

· “Do a Psycho-Sexual Evaluation”

Erroneous Belief in Benefit Where None Exists.
Isn’t it Time We Ditched this Bad Idea?

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