The American Psychological Association has asked for comment on the assessment practice of child custody evaluations. This is my comment:
I am a clinical child and family psychologist. My professional background includes work with a full range of childhood pathologies, with a specialty in ADHD, early childhood mental health, attachment trauma, oppositional-defiant pathology and family conflict.
In the early 2000s, I was on medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Orange County working on a collaborative intervention project with the University of California, Irvine Child Development Center (Dr. Swanson) on the identification and treatment of ADHD in preschool-age children. I then became the Clinical Director for an early childhood assessment and treatment center dealing primarily with children in the foster care system.
In 2008, I left the Clinical Director position to enter private practice as I began to wind down my career. It was when I entered private practice that I…
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