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Risk Management for Custody Evaluators and Court Involved Therapists

Presented By David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP
David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Risk Management for Custody Evaluators and Court Involved Therapists is presented by David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Child Custody Evaluation Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

Mental health professionals performing forensic psychological evaluations in litigated custody/access disputes, and those who function as treatment providers to parents and/or children who are involved in such litigation, frequently express concern regarding the risk of licensing board complaints.

For evaluators, this program provides information regarding specific techniques that serve to reduce litigant animosity, a common precipitating factor in the filing of complaints. This program explores appropriate and inappropriate testimony content for treatment providers and the risks to the therapeutic alliance of therapist testimony.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the link between animosity experienced by service recipients and the filing of complaints against service providers

Describe the decision-making procedures likely to be employed by regulatory agencies in processing complaints

Describe the operation of immunity provisions, and the many exceptions to those provisions

Describe the basic elements of the agreement between the service provider (evaluator or therapist) and the service recipient (evaluee or therapy client)

Describe the types of testimony (by evaluators or by treatment providers) that increase the risk of complaints

Describe the basic elements of a malpractice action


Presented By

David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP

David A. Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP (forensic) limits his practice to consulting with psychologists, attorneys, and state regulatory boards. He regularly lectures on issues pertaining to evaluations of comparative custodial suitability, served on the AFCC Child Custody Consulting Task Force, and was th...


1. Introduction

2. Risk Management - Part 2

3. Risk Management - Part 3

4. Risk Management - Part 4

5. Risk Management - Part 5

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