Psychology in Family and Child Law

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This new work, a companion volume to Adult Psychiatry in Family and Child Law, examines all relevant aspects of adult and child psychology in relation to family and child care law. Psychology deals with behaviour and the behaviour of parents, other carers and children in relation to one another and the world at large has obvious interest to the courts which need to determine issues coming before them. The book adopts a practical approach and explains psychological concepts, including the measurements employed, so that professionals working in this area can gain an informed understanding of the subject matter. Where there is an overlap between psychology and psychiatry, this is given further detailed consideration. Psychology in Family and Child Law is essential reading for those professionals who need to identify psychological issues, instruct the relevant experts and evaluate psychological evidence when it is presented to them. Contents Part I- General The psychologist in family and child law Methodology Psychological testing Childhood abuse and emotional harm Understanding emotional harm Childhood sexual abuse Parental alienation Understanding attachment Understanding defence mechanisms Maladaptive personality development Psychological treatment Part II-Disorders of childhood and adolescence Common childhood disturbances Emotional impairment and disorders Adjustment difficulties Mental retardation and learning difficulties Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) Behavioural disorders Eating disorders Pervasive developmental disorders Summary Part III- Adult mental health Introduction Stress related disorders Anxiety based disorders Affective disorders Personality disorders Psychosis Substance related disorders Impulse control disorders Factitious disorders Summary of adult disorders Appendix I Some specimen instructions Appendix II Psychometric tests and questionnaires Bibliography

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Psychology deals with behavior, and the behavior of parents, childcare providers, and children in relation to one another and the world at large has obvious interest to the courts when determining cases. This volume examines all relevant aspects of ad

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Celest Van Rooyen, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Canterbury Psychological ClinicDr Bala Mahendra, Consultant Psychiatrist and Barrister, London

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Celest Van Rooyen, Bala Mahendra
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