Psychology in Family and Child Law 2nd edition
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Why should you buy Psychology in Family and Child Law Second edition
This fully updated work examines all relevant aspects of adult and child psychology in relation to family and child care law.
Psychology deals with behaviour - and the behaviour of parents, other carers and children in relation to one another and the world at large has obvious interest to the courts which need to determine issues coming before them.
The book adopts a practical approach and explains psychological concepts, including the measurements employed, so that professionals working in this area can gain an informed understanding of the subject matter. Where there is an overlap between psychology and psychiatry, this is given further detailed consideration.
"an extremely helpful guide to the psychological issues family lawyers may face ... written in an accessible and approachable manner ... this is a very well-presented text with a good structure. It is easy to find the information you are looking for" Times Higher Education
"adopts a practical approach ... so that professionals working in this area can gain an informed understanding of the subject matter ... essential reading for those professionals who need to identify psychological issues, instruct the relevant experts and evaluate psychological evidence" ChildRIGHT
Table of contents
- The psychologist in family and child law
- Psychological methodology
- Psychometric assessments
- Parenting assessments
- Risk assessments
- Assessment of emotional harm
- Understanding defence mechanisms
- Understanding attachments
- Parental alienation in custody cases
- Therapy and treatment
Part II – Specific problems
- Problems of childhood and adolescence
- Developmental disorders
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Social and emotional impairment
- Self image
- Aggression and anger
- Behavioural disturbances/conduct disorders
- Attachment disorder
- Child abuse and neglect
- Problems of adulthood
- Mood disorders and suicide
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders