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Child Custody Assessments: A Resource Guide for Legal and Mental Health Professionals
Par : Rachel Birnbaum, Ph.D., RSW, LL.M., Barbara Jo Fidler, PhD, C.Psych, AccFM, Katherine Kavassalis, BA, LL.B
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This new publication deals with the practical aspects of child custody and access assessments in the context of the empirical and social science literature and the authors’ decades of collective practice experiences. Unique to Canada, this book reviews the role that custody assessors play in the judicial decision-making process and sets out best practices, along with the most relevant social science literature and applicable case law, in an effort to help mental health and family law professionals. Topics covered include: • The evolution of custody law, • the methodology and process in child custody assessments, • a deconstruction of clinical assessments, • post-assessment activities, critiques, second opinions and testifying at trial, • Formulating parenting plans, and • Sole, joint and parallel parenting in the literature and in the courts This comprehensive work is intended to be an invaluable resource to not only novice professionals but to seasoned practitioners as well.
À propos de l'auteur

Rachel Birnbaum, Ph.D., RSW, LL.M., is cross-appointed to Childhood Studies and Social Institutions & Social Work at King’s University College, Western, Ontario, where she teaches about children’s participation in the justice system and social work ethics and the law. Dr. Birnbaum has extensive clinical practice and research experience in working with children and families of separation and/or divorce. She has presented both nationally and internationally at workshops and conferences on children and the law, working with high-conflict families, the voice of the child, and collaboration between law and social work.

She has authored over 100 papers with colleagues in social work, law, psychology, and medicine. Dr. Birnbaum has also co-authored Child Custody Assessments: A Resource Guide for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2008), Challenging Issues in Child Custody Disputes: A Guide for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2008), Law for Social Workers: A Canadian Guide, 5th ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2016), and Practicing Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning, 2nd ed. (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Dr. Birnbaum is the 2016 member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, the 2016 recipient of the Hugh Mellon Distinguished Research Award, and the 2014 recipient of the Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award (an interdisciplinary award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts). She was the president of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers for four years, the president of the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators for two years, and the president of AFCC-Ontario from 2015 to 2016.

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