What motivates parents to -- either consciously or unconsciously -- damage or destroy their own children?
We know the complex psychological effects of high-conflict divorce, but how do we understand the contribution of narcissism, envy and perverse thinking?
This Saturday, Jan. 21, forensic psychologist Michael Donner, a psychoanalyst, child custody evaluator and ethicist, will take an analytic approach to questions usually considered part of the family court system.
Sponsored by the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Saturday's event features H. Spencer Bloch, MD, author of Adolescent Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment, as discussant.
Another free training geared toward child custody evaluators is coming up March 16-17 in Phoenix, Arizona. Co-sponsored by the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers and the Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation, it features a cast of well-known experts, including:
- Dr. Lenore Walker (author of the classic, The Battered Woman’s Syndrome)
- David L. Shapiro, PhD
- G. Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP
- Judge Marjory Fields
- John Caccavale, PhD (speaking on Business Ethics for Custody Evaluators)