Join our mailing list!

PayPal Logo

Small Shipping Icons

  Home > Specialties >

_Child Custody And Domestic Violence Update: Determining Truthfulness And Detecting Deception In The Evaluation - 12 C.E. Hours - Book
_Child Custody And Domestic Violence Update: Determining Truthfulness And Detecting Deception In The Evaluation - 12 C.E. Hours - Book
Price: $499.00

Product Code: HS-CCDV19


TITLE: Child Custody And Domestic Violence Update: Detection Of Deception

C.E. HOURS: 12 C.E. hours for psychologists, LMFTs, and LCSWs.

Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Each course meets the qualifications for the stated number of hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Visit our C.E. Hours link for more information about our CE approval for your license in your state.

FORMAT: Distance Learning


DETAILS: This 12-hour distance learning course includes the book and features a multiple choice post-test based on the book, Detection Of Deception, to provide BOTH the eight-hour child custody update AND the four-hour domestic violence update as required annually for child custody evaluators.

SYNOPSIS: Is a parent faking good in an effort to enhance the appearance of their parenting ability? Is a parent fabricating or exaggerating symptoms in the child when he or she returns from a visitation with the other parent? This course is intended to assist child custody evaluators in recognizing and assessing various types of deception during evaluations of child custody, partner abuse, and sexual abuse. This book serves as a handbook for the evaluator, providing a review of the literature as well as practical suggestions; discussions of test selection, administration, and interpretation; and the synthesis of multiple sources of information in making decisions about the truthfulness of the individuals involved in a child custody case.


Introduction: Basics of Deception and Its Detection...Negative Response Bias, Malingering, Factitious Disorder, Socially Desirable Responding, Impression Management, Self-Deceptive Enhancement,

Section I: General Assessment Techniques

-Chapter 1: Behavioral Cues and Interviewing Strategies to Detect Deception...Spoken Cues To Deception, Speech Content, Symptom Reports,

-Chapter 2: General Psychological Tests in the Detection of Deception...Deceptive Response Styles, Objective And Projective Measures Of Personality Assessment

-Chapter 3: Use of the MMPI-2 to Detect Deceptive Responding...Validity Scales, Validity Scale Profiles, Measures of Responding, Faking Bad, Faking Good,

Section II: Measures Intended for the Detection of Deception

-Chapter 4: Measures Specifically Designed to Detect Deception...Malingering-Specific Tests, Test Selection, Measures Of Socially Desirable Responding,

-Chapter 5: Exaggeration and Feigning of Neurocognitive Dysfunction...Prevalence Of Malingering, Response Bias in Civil Forensic Settings, Identifying Disingenuous Performance, Malingered Dysfunction, Exaggerated Or Fabricated Psychological Dysfunction Based On Self-Report

-Chapter 6: The Polygraph...Polygraph And Lie Detection,

Section III: Special Populations

-Chapter 7: The Detection of Malingering and Dissimulation in Children and Adolescents...Assessment Strategies And Considerations For The Detection Of Malingering And Dissimulation In Children And Adolescents, Structured And Unstructured Interviewing Techniques, Psychological Tests

-Chapter 8: The Assessment of Psychopathy & Its Relationship to Deception Detection...Defining Psychopathology, Characteristics Of Psychopaths That Might Make Them Good At Deception,

Conclusions: Putting It All Together...Data Sources, Test Selection, Case Example (Child Custody Case)


After completing this home-study course, you'll be better able to:
1. Utilize interviewing strategies to detect deception.

2. Select psychological tests that assist in the detection of malingering.

3. Name the MMPI-2 scales that indicate faking good or faking bad.

4. Identify malingering and deception in children and adolescents.

5. Describe the relationship between psychopathy and its relationship to the detection of deception.

6. Synthesize multiple sources of information to make decisions about truthfulness.

7. Differentiate between the fabrication and exaggeration of symptoms.

8. Explain what a negative response bias in a forensic settings is.

9. Recognize the exaggeration of Neurocognitive Dysfunction.

10. List four characteristics of psychopaths that might make them good at deception.


Detection of Deception is a valuable resource for any mental health professional, especially those who conduct clinical or forensic evaluations.

-Gregory DeClue, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic), Private Practice, Sarasota, Florida; Author of Interrogations and Disputed Confessions: A Manual for Forensic Psychological Practice.

In clinical, forensic, and correctional contexts, conscious and unconscious attempts at deception plague the psychologist's professional services. With an abundance of research-based citations pertaining to detecting deception, the authors provide a scholarly analysis and description of behavioral cures, interviewing strategies, tests (e.g., the MMPI-2), other available measures, neurocognitive dysfunction, hypnosis, polygraphy, malingering and dissimulation (e.g., with children and adolescents), and psychopathy. This book provides the practitioner with important insights, and is an excellent text for courses relevant to assessment and diagnosis; treatment, forensic, and correctional planning; and legal aspects of psychology. Rather than blindly accept information offered by clients, modern practitioners must assiduously seek to unmask what is reported and obtain reliable and valid empirically-based information.

-Robert H. Woody, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP (Clinical and Forensic), Professor of Psychology, University of Nebraska Omaha


Robert L. Denney, Psy.D., ABPP, ABPN is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and in neuropsychology by both the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). He has been a forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist at the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, for over 15 years. He is also an associate professor and director of neuropsychology at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, coedited Detection of Response Bias in Forensic Neuropsychology, coauthoredEthical Issues in Forensic Psychology: Key Concepts and Resources, and is published in the areas of neuropsychological evaluation of criminal defendants, malingering, evaluating psychological damages, trauma and violence, ethical issues, and professional licensure. He has done presentations throughout the US on neurolitigation, the application of neuropsychology to criminal forensic matters, neuroanatomy, brain injury, malingering, and admissibility of scientific evidence.

Amy R. Boyd, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in independent practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is co-owner of Psychological Solutions, Inc., a company focused on providing quality assessment, consultation, treatment, and training to diverse client populations. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville. She has worked in a variety of settings, including both state and federal psychiatric hospitals and prisons. She has conducted forensic evaluations and testified in federal court as an expert witness. Her most recent appointment was as the program coordinator for a correctional program focused on providing treatment to a diverse group of inmates who were unable to function adequately in a high security prison environment within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She has written and presented in the areas of correctional psychology programs, psychopathy, forensic assessment, and professional attitudes and has provided continuing education training for mental health staff in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Alix M. McLearen, Ph.D. received her M.S. in clinical psychology from Southwest Missouri State University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology/psychology-law from the University of Alabama. She has worked in a variety of clinical and criminal justice settings at the state, federal, and county levels. Currently she is employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida, as the coordinator of a specialty treatment program for male inmates with cognitive deficits resulting from psychosis, mental retardation, and head injury. In addition, she chairs the institution's Reentry Committee wherein she develops programming to help prepare inmates for societal reintegration. She has published and presented on topics related to correctional treatment and forensic evaluation.

Robert G. Meyer, Ph.D., ABPP is Full Professor in the Psychology Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University. After spending approximately two years as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he came to the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He has authored or coauthored over 60 published articles, 23 book chapters, and 14 books, including The Clinician's Handbook: Integrated Diagnostics, Assessment, and Intervention in Adult and Adolescent Psychopathology (5th ed.), The Child Clinician's Handbook (2nd ed.), Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior (7th ed.). He was editor of the Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and an associate member of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association. Among his awards, Dr. Meyer was presented with the Distinguished Career in Psychology Award by the Kentucky Psychological Association.

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Home-Study Courses
Home-Study Courses > Books & Booklets
What's New
Specialties > Forensic Practice
Home-Study Courses > Amazon Prime
Links > Child Custody Evaluators
Specialties > Child Custody Evaluator Training
What's New > Child Custody & Domestic Violence