Divorced Fathers and Their Families: Legal, Economic, and Emotional Dilemmas

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 9, 2012 - Psychology - 248 pages
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This book focuses on the experience of father's lives after a divorce, and how mental health professionals can help them create a healthy transition. Through the use of case examples critical issues are highlighted and discussed with supportive empirical findings and clinical insights. Traditionally, the marital legal sessions as well as the ultimate marriage settlement focus on the issues confronted by the ex-wife and mother and on the custody and visitation plan for the children. This is actually supported by law in some places. This can remove the father from important qualitative issues such as what it is like to have children in two households, relationships with two sets of grandparents, where holidays will be spent, fair rotations of responsibility and how continuing parental discord can be resolved. The issues examined in this volume are relevant to a range of professionals who deal with divorcing couples from psychologists and family therapists to legal advisors and judges.

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Chapter 1 Evolution of Thought About Custody Decisions The Past 100 Years
Chapter 2 Case 1 Dr Blue Eyes Dreams That Turned into Nightmares
Chapter 3 Case 2 Mr Bob Straight I Promised Myself I Would Be a Good Dad
Chapter 4 Case 3 Dr Jorge Garcia Promises Made Promises Kept Until Forever Is Too Long
Chapter 5 Case 4 Mr Reuben Guy The Nastiness Never Stopped
Chapter 6 Case 5 Dr Ron Dedicated Why Cant Judges Also Be Trained to Do No Harm?
Chapter 7 Case 6 Mr Bill Brogan Feeling Trapped Escaping and The Big Lie
Chapter 8 Case 7 Mr Terry Kellys Saga of Betrayal
Chapter 13 Case 12 Dr Zack Determined It Is a Strange World After All
Chapter 14 Case Unlucky 13 My Greatest Loss
Chapter 15 Case Analysis and Games DivorcingDivorced People Play
Chapter 16 Commentaries on Cases How Outcomes Might Have Been Different if Other Services or Professionals Had Been Utilized
Chapter 17 Why Can Some Individuals Share Their Children While Others Cannot or Will Not? Is Personality a Major Key?
Chapter 18 Harken All Professionals Involved in the Tragedy of Divorce The Urgency of Humanizing the Legal Judicial and Psychological Aspects ...
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Chapter 9 Case 8 Mr Gene Goodman My Life Revolves Around My Kids Now
Chapter 10 Case 9 Dr Ari Regis The Relentless Demands and Criticisms Never Cease
Chapter 11 Case 10 Mr Arturo Miguel Some Courts Deprive Dads and Their Children of Each Others CompanionshipLove
Chapter 12 Case 11 Mr Hy Hopes The Fallout of Crazy in Love
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Author Index
Subject Index

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Florence W. Kaslow, Ph.D., is an internationally known and respected teacher, clinical and family psychologist, supervisor, consultant, coach, therapist, guest lecturer, and workshop leader. A Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College (1969), she is in practice as a psychologist, family business consultant, and coach in Palm Beach County [Gardens], Florida. She is President of Kaslow Associates, a coaching and consulting firm, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. She was a lecturer, Department of Psychiatry of Harvard University Medical School in 1992, 1997, and 2005, an Adjunct Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center from 1982 to 2004. From 2007-2010 she was a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mercer University Medical School, Macon, Georgia.

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