Licensing board complaints in child custody practice

James N. Bow, Michael C. Gottlieb, Jeffrey C. Siegel, Gretchen S. Noble

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Abstract

This study explored licensing board complaints among psychologists (N = 117) involved in child custody practice. Findings indicated that a high number of participants (63%) had been subject to licensing board complaints. However, of those complaint cases described, only a small number resulted in disciplinary action. Participants identified warning signs for possible complaints along with risk management strategies they utilized. Though participants viewed the complaint process as stressful, they maintained a very favorable view of licensing boards and professional insurance companies. A notable finding was that one-third of those who received complaints lacked liability insurance coverage. Implications for child custody practice are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-418
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychology Practice
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Keywords

  • Board disciplinary action
  • Child custody evaluations
  • Child custody practice
  • Family law
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Licensing board complaints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Applied Psychology

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Licensing board complaints in child custody practice. / Bow, James N.; Gottlieb, Michael C.; Siegel, Jeffrey C.; Noble, Gretchen S.

In: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Vol. 10, No. 5, 10.2010, p. 403-418.

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Bow, James N. ; Gottlieb, Michael C. ; Siegel, Jeffrey C. ; Noble, Gretchen S. / Licensing board complaints in child custody practice. In: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. 2010 ; Vol. 10, No. 5. pp. 403-418.
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