4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced training program on Forensic Psychological Consulting in Child Custody Litigation is presented by David Martindale, PhD, ABPP

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course 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 course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course 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

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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