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Psychology in Family and Child Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846619991
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846610677
Published: December 2014
Publisher: Family Law LexisNexis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £68.99

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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.

Family Law
Part I

The Psychologist in Family and Child Law
Psychological methodology
Psychometric 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
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Child abuse and neglect
Problems of Adulthood
Mood disorders and suicide
Anxiety disorders
Personality disorders