Preface Acknowledgments About the Editors Contributors Section 1: Social Science Evidence and the Law Chapter 1. Scientific and Professional Knowledge for Family Court: Legal Expectations of Experts Jonathan W. Gould, Milfred D. Dale, Nicki Beth Fisher, and Madeline R. Gould Section 2: Foundation of Personality Development: Parental Insightfulness Chapter 2. Parents' Insightfulness: The Importance of Keeping the Inner World of the Child in Mind for Parenting Plan Evaluations David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie Section 3: Factors Associated With Children's Adjustment to Parents' Separation and Time Sharing Chapter 3. How Do Parenting Time and Interparental Conflict Affect the Relations of Quality of Parenting and Child Well-Being Following Divorce? Nicole E. Mahrer, Irwin N. Sandler, Sharlene A. Wolchik, Emily B. Winslow, John A. Moran, and David Weinstock Chapter 4. Father-Child Relationships: The Missing Link Between Parenting Time and Children's Mental and Physical Health William V. Fabricius, Karina R. Sokol, Priscilla Diaz, and Sanford L. Braver Chapter 5. Supporting Father Involvement in the Context of Separation and Divorce Marsha Kline Pruett, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan, Lisa Pradhan, Sarah Robins, and Kyle D. Pruett Chapter 6. Shared-Time Parenting: Evaluating the Evidence of Risks and Benefits to Children Bruce M. Smyth, Jennifer E. McIntosh, Robert E. Emery, and Shelby L. Higgs Howarth Chapter 7. Critical Analysis of Research on Parenting Plans and Children's Well-Being Michael E. Lamb Section 4: Children's Disorders That Require Specialized Parenting Chapter 8. Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Parental Separation and Divorce Rachel Birnbaum, Lucyna M. Lach, and Donald T. Saposnek Chapter 9. Co-Parenting Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Suzanne E. U. Kerns and Ronald J. Prinz Section 5: Complex Special Issues Affecting Parenting and the Stability of the Parent-Child Relationship Chapter 10. Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in Parenting Plan Evaluations: Assessing Children's Memory and Behavior Kathryn Kuehnle, Pamela S. Ludolph, and Sonja P. Brubacher Chapter 11. Gatekeeping After Separation and Divorce Lawrence Ganong, Marilyn Coleman, and Ashton Chapman Chapter 12. Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody Fernanda S. Rossi, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, and Brittany N. Rudd Chapter 13. Empirical Studies of Alienation Michael Saini, Janet R. Johnston, Barbara Jo Fidler, and Nicholas Bala Chapter 14. Relocation, Research, and Child Custody Disputes Patrick Parkinson, Nicola Taylor, Judith Cashmore, and William G. Austin Section 6: Cultural and Political Issues Chapter 15. Cultural Dynamics of Divorce and Parenting Gitu Bhatia and Michael Saini Chapter 16. Never-Married Parents in Family Court Liza Cohen Hita and Sanford L. Braver Chapter 17. Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children: Research Relevant to Custody Cases Suzanne M. Johnson, Elizabeth O>'Connor, and Samantha L. Tornello Section 7: Research Applied to Practice Chapter 18. Considerations for Step-Up Planning: When and How to Determine the "Right" Time Marsha Kline Pruett, Robin M. Deutsch, and Leslie Drozd Chapter 19. Putting It All Together: Effective Intervention Planning for Children and Families Lyn R. Greenberg and Jay L. Lebow Index
Leslie Drozd, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child therapist specializing in family violence, substance abuse, resistance to contact, trauma, and consultations in parenting plan and child custody evaluations. She trains judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals and has a myriad of professional publications. Michael Saini, PhD, is Associate Professor and endowed chair of Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. He is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and the Course Director of the 40-hour Foundations to Custody Evaluations with the faculty's Continuing Education Program. For the past 15 years, he has been conducting custody evaluations and assisting children's counsel for the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Ministry of the Attorney General in Ontario. Nancy Olesen, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, doing assessment and psychotherapy, specializing in issues affecting divorcing families and providing expert testimony for family courts as well as teaching judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals about these issues and the parameters of competent practice in family court.