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Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals Theory, Application, and the Best Interests of the Child

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ISBN-10: 0826105254

ISBN-13: 9780826105257

Edition: 2009

Authors: Benjamin D. Garber

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The goal of every legal and mental health professional working in family law is to improve outcomes in the best interests of the child. This book assists readers in meeting this critical goal. Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals serves as a practical application of developmental theory to the practice of family law.
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

One Size Can Never Fit All
Why a Perspective on Child and Family Development?
Caveat Lector: On the Limitations and Relevance of Developmental Theory, Statistics, and Methods
Developmental Theory in Overview
Cognitive Development
Language Development
Social and Emotional Development
The Child's Defense Mechanisms: Regression, Stress, and Impediments to Developmental Capacity
Developmental Asynchrony and D�calage
In the Best Developmental Interests of the Child: Topics in Separation, Visitation, and Reunification
A Child's Understanding of Time, Separation, and Loss
Custodial Schedules and Infant Overnights
On Visitation Resistance and Refusal
Growing Up Apart: Child–Parent Separation
Development and Parent–Child Reunification
Development and the Termination of Parental Rights
Advanced Applications of Developmental Theory to Family Law Practice
What Is a “Mature Minor”?
Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis in Family Law
Alienation, Estrangement, and Alignment: The Tools and Weapons of Affiliation
Development in the Mirror: On Becoming (and Remaining) a Family Law Professional
Learn More Now: Agencies, Organizations, and Experts
Preserving Families, Serving Children's Needs, and Building Our Shared Future: A Proposal for a National Program of Continuing Parent Education
Select Resources for Involuntary Separation: Incarcerated, Enlisted, or Hospitalized Parents
Mentoring Youth: Anchoring Kids Cast Adrift
On Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Traumatization