4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Forensic Psychological Consulting in Child Custody Litigation is presented by David Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology. 

This training program addresses forensic psychological consulting services to attorneys representing litigants in custody/access disputes. Emphasis is placed on techniques that likely maximize objectivity and minimize the effects of retention bias.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe at least four services that can be offered by psychologists providing forensic psychological consulting services to attorneys

  • Describe the sequential activities of consultants functioning as retained work product reviewers

  • Describe the implications of securing information from the litigants who have been the subjects of reports being reviewed

  • Describe at least 5 steps to be taken when issues linked to cultural diversity may play a role in the evaluative process

Presented By

David Martindale, PhD, ABPP

Dr. David Martindale, diplomate in forensic psychology (ABPP), functions as a consultant to psychologists, attorneys, and state regulatory boards. He received his license as a psychologist in New York, in 1972, and received certification as a health service provider in psychology from the National Register in 1978. He has conducted more than 2,500 work product reviews and has consulted on more than 100 malpractice actions and/or licensing board complaints.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    Part 1

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Ruling in a Submitted Matter

  • 3

    Part 2

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Daubert: The Basics

    • Daubert Observations

    • Daubert, Frye, or something else

    • Frankel Decision

  • 4

    Part 3

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Commentary on EPPCC 9.01

  • 5

    Part 4

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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American Academy of Forensic Psychology

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and practice. The Academy does this by providing high quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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