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Psychological Testing in the Legal Arena: Child Custody in High Conflict Divorce

Psychological Testing in the Legal Arena: Child Custody in High Conflict Divorce

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why psychological tests used in forensic settings require strong psychometric foundations
  • Describe how forensic psychologists can show that the tests they used in a specific case were valid for the purpose they were intended to serve
  • Identify the chief differences between a clinical and forensic evaluation
  • Define Daubert criteria and explain how Daubert criteria are relevant to psychological testing in legal contexts
  • Discuss the importance of considering the context of the evaluation when interpreting test findings in child custody disputes
  • Explain why psychologists use both computer and evaluator generated interpretations of test results in child custody evaluations

Psychological tests are employed in many different legal contexts. A plaintiff in a civil suit alleging psychological harm, such ...

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