Guidelines and Standards
Here are some places to look for standards and guidelines:
AFCC is the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC members include many of the leading practitioners, researchers, educators and policymakers in the family court arena.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2006): Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2019): Guidelines for Parenting Coordination
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2010) Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2016): Guidelines for Examining Intimate Partner Violence
American Psychological Association (2016), Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
American Psychological Association (2010), Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings.
American Psychological Association (2011) Guidelines for the Practice of Parenting Coordination.
American Psychological Association (2011), Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists.
American Psychological Association (2012), Guidelines for Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection Matters.
For other standards and guidelines go to Ken Pope’s website:
- Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D.’s website: www.kspope.com
Dr. Pope is one of the leading authors on issues of ethics in Psychology, including co-authoring the best ethics textbook for therapists, and the former chair of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee.
- Statutory and/or case law provisions apply when a psychologist plays a forensic role:
- HIPAA Regulations: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/combined/index.html