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Sampling relationship dynamics:
Considering the goals and methods
of behavioral observations in CCEs

(c) Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D.
James Reid, Ph.D.

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Garber, Benjamin D. (2016). Exploring a process-oriented forensic family observation protocol. Family Court Review, 54(2), 261-276.

Hynan, D. J. (2003). Parent-child observations in custody evaluations. Family Court Review, 41, 214–223.

Saini, M., & Polak, S. (2014). The ecological validity of parent-child observations: A review of empirical evidence related to custody evaluations. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 11, 181–201.

Simon, R. A., & Shelton, K. (2014). Issues in parent- child observations in child custody evaluations conference: AFCC 51st annual conference: Navigating the waters of shared parenting: Guidance from the harbour.

Baker, J. K., Messinger, D. S., Ekas, N. V., Lindahl, K. M., & Brewster, R. (2010). Nonexpert ratings of family and parent child interaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 775–778.

Best practice standards, guidelines, and ethical considerations:

-    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (1997). Practice parameters for the forensic evaluation of children and adolescents who may have been physically or sexually abused. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 423–442.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. (2011). Child custody evaluation standards. AAML. Retrieved November 12, 2014, from http://www.aaml.org/library/publications/child-custody-evaluation-standards-doc

American Psychological Association. (2010a). Guidelines for child custody evaluations in family law proceedings. American Psychologist, 65, 863–867.

American Psychological Association. (2010b). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002, Amended June 1, 2010). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. (2007). Model standards of practice for child custody evaluation. Family Court Review, 45, 70–91.
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For courts and judicial officers
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Ten Forms for Forensic Family Evaluation

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