Title

Use of MMPI-2/MMPI-A in child custody evaluations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Keywords

MMPI-2 & MMPI-A use in child custody evaluations, decision making in divorce court proceedings

Abstract

focus . . . is on child custody evaluations and decision making in the context of divorce [and domestic court proceedings] / the utility of the MMPI-2/MMPI-A with respect to child custody evaluations is examined / identify how the MMPI-2/MMPI-A may be incorporated into the child custody evaluation process, a process that is necessarily multisource and multimethod / after a brief overview of the significance of this area, the legal parameters of child custody decision making and the courts' treatment of the MMPI/MMPI-2 with respect to child custody evaluations are reviewed / current child custody evaluation practices and criticisms of these practices are presented / review . . . MMPI research that is potentially relevant to parenting and child custody decision making and evaluations / recommendations for how the MMPI-2/MMPI-A may be used in the custody evaluation process are followed by recommendations for further research in this area a case study [of 2 parents in the process of determining custody of their 7-yr-old son] that depicts the potential utility of the MMPI-2 in child custody evaluations is presented (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)