A therapeutic assessment of a 6-year-old dysregulated boy. Therapeutic Assessments with Children and Adolescents are Systemic interventions, in which psychological assessment is used to help parents and important others (e.g., teachers, therapists) gain a more accurate, coherent, compassionate and useful understanding of a child or adolescent. An additional goal of these interventions […]

(All identities are composites of multiple cases or identifying information has been obscured) Contents:The Court-Involved Therapist (CIT)Case 1What did this CIT do wrong?Forensic and Therapeutic Role conflictPsychotherapy and High Conflict DivorceA forensically informed therapistCase 2Guidelines for Court-Involved TherapistsChild Therapists in Court-Involved Cases Role Boundaries for the CITGuidelines and StandardsCase 3A […]

(Prep. for Testimony, TOH to Robert Erard, Ph.D.) In Daubert, the Court listed three criteria, in addition to the Frye standard of “general acceptance”: In Daubert “general acceptance” is described as the “explicit identification of a relevant scientific community and an express determination of a particular degree of acceptance within […]

Contents:What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is the application of clinical methods and interpersonal stances … for the purpose of assisting people to modify their behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and/or other personal characteristics in directions that the participants deem desirable…Does Therapy Help? Based on the results of controlled psychotherapy research studies and large-scale […]

I recommend the following videos, mostly found on YouTube. They represent some of my interests, in Attachment Theory, Parent-Infant Interaction, Developmental Psychopathology, and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Enjoy! (Some are not for children and this is noted below) ATTACHMENT Attachment Theory was originally formulated by John Bowlby and expanded by Mary Ainsworth […]

PRESENTATION TO THE SMILE PROGRAM Larry M. Friedberg, Ph.D. I guess the reason I’m here, rather than some other psychologist, or therapist, is that I’m a specialist on divorce.  I’ve worked with hundreds of couples, and maybe 1000 children during a divorce and after divorce.   I know that going through a divorce […]

I have been thinking a lot about some basic questions which pertain to the work I do as a custody evaluator, mediator and parenting coordinator. Most important and puzzling is the question:  Why do disputing parties in high conflict divorce treat each other as enemies?  And why do they use their children as […]

Jim Alle called me up with some issues he wanted me to address at this seminar. Specifically, he asked me my opinions on matters before the divorce judgment, such as my opinions on when to evaluate, when to facilitate, and how do I deal with some issues in evaluations, such as […]

1. Can psychological assessment produce therapeutic change for more than the occasional client? 2. If so, how can psychologists help therapeutic change happen more often via psychological assessment? 3. When therapeutic changes happen as a result of psychological assessment, how and why do they occur? Conclusion #1:  Therapeutic assessment can […]