Child Custody Evaluations

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Description

This course features Dr. Jeremy Sharp, PhD. speaking with Dr. Chris Mulchay all about child custody evaluations. Here are a few things that are covered in the conversation:

  • Definitions and types of custody evaluations
  • The importance of being a neutral observer when working a child custody case
  • What should be investigated in a child custody evaluation
  • What you will need before beginning work with child custody evaluations
  • Essential guidelines and training for those interested in doing child custody evaluations

Interview conducted: August 2020

CE Content Category: Clinical; Testing

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, nurses, case managers.

This CE course is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Text interview with Chris Mulchay, PhD
  • Audio interview with Chris Mulchay, PhD
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

ABOUT DR. CHRIS MULCHAY

Chris Mulchay, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in both North Carolina and Hawai’i. His practice focuses on three types of assessments: ADHD, learning disorders, and custodial evaluations.

Dr. Mulchay moved to Asheville from Hawai’i, where he completed his postdoc. He was one of a small team of three professionals to establish clinics in rural areas of Hawai’i. They had a federal grant to conduct multidisciplinary evaluations for family court.  Dr. Mulchay is honored to serve as a moderator for The Testing Psychologist, president for his local psychological association and as regional rep for his state psychological association. He is also proud to be on a few committees of the International Council of Psychologists.

Outside of work, Dr. Mulchay  enjoys spending time with his family and his two Australian Shepherds. He enjoys spending time on the water (surfing, paddling, swimming), hiking in the mountains or attending a concert.

ABOUT DR. JEREMY SHARP

Dr. Sharp is a psychologist and is the Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff.  Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Masters and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, he specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He live in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Define the different types of custody evaluations
  • Discuss what should be considered when determining what is in the 'best interest' of the child
  • Give examples of personality tests that can be used in custody evaluations

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