© 1985

The Custody of Children

A Behavioral Assessment Model


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 3-26
    3. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 27-48
    4. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 49-73
  3. A Behavioral Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 109-123
  4. Behavioral Assessment Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 141-162
    3. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 163-175
    4. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 176-201
    5. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 202-222
    6. Richard A. Marafiote
      Pages 223-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-277

About this book


Separation and divorce have become an inevitable factor in American society. Even those of us who have not experienced these events di­ rectly have been touched by them through association with parents, friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Frequently, we have observed these individuals express a variety of negative emotions, including insecurity, anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. If children are involved, their par­ ents' decisions and often dysfunctional maneuvers in this matter will most likely have a profound affect on them. One such decision will be with whom they will live. Although the great majority of children will live with their mothers following a divorce, this arrangement is no longer accepted as inevitable. Changes such as an ever-increasing num­ ber of mothers with full-time out of home employment and research supporting the significance and competence of fathers in child rearing have led many observers to challenge the assumption of maternal supe­ riority. These changes, as well as those related to the law and child cus­ tody, for example the increased acceptability of a joint custody arrange­ ment, have complicated the process of deciding where a child should live after his or her parents' divorce. Consequently, others are fre­ quently called upon to assist in the decision making and render an opin­ ion concerning custody and visitation. By and large these individuals will be members of the mental health profession.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Behavior Therapy Institute of ColoradoDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Custody of Children
  • Book Subtitle A Behavioral Assessment Model
  • Authors Richard A. Marafiote
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41874-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-7475-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-7473-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
    Law and Psychology
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