The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dowdall, Terence en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Landman, Mireille M F J en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-13T04:24:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-13T04:24:10Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Landman, M. 1983. The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15800
dc.description Bibliography: pages 189-208. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Two elements have been isolated as having a profound effect on the adjustment of children and families to post-divorce life. These are the hostility expressed and experienced before, during and after the divorce, and the losses experienced as a result of the final settlement terms. Based on a review of the historical development of family law and the more recent reforms adopted throughout the Western World, the present shortfalls of the South African system of family law in providing for the needs of children and families in divorce have been identified. A model of dissolution is presented which aims primarily at the reduction of the hostility and loss thus experienced. This includes the evaluation and updating of the 'best interests' standard used by the courts for arriving at custody/access settlements and a detailed discussion of the role played by the mental health professional at each stage of the dissolution process. The roles explored here include that of counsellor and facilitator in the pre-divorce, mediation and post-divorce stages; and the role of investigator/consultant and expert witness in the court process. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Landman, M. M. F. J. (1983). <i>The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15800 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Landman, Mireille M F J. <i>"The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1983. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15800 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Landman MMFJ. The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1983 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15800 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Landman, Mireille M F J AB - Two elements have been isolated as having a profound effect on the adjustment of children and families to post-divorce life. These are the hostility expressed and experienced before, during and after the divorce, and the losses experienced as a result of the final settlement terms. Based on a review of the historical development of family law and the more recent reforms adopted throughout the Western World, the present shortfalls of the South African system of family law in providing for the needs of children and families in divorce have been identified. A model of dissolution is presented which aims primarily at the reduction of the hostility and loss thus experienced. This includes the evaluation and updating of the 'best interests' standard used by the courts for arriving at custody/access settlements and a detailed discussion of the role played by the mental health professional at each stage of the dissolution process. The roles explored here include that of counsellor and facilitator in the pre-divorce, mediation and post-divorce stages; and the role of investigator/consultant and expert witness in the court process. DA - 1983 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1983 T1 - The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation TI - The role of the mental health practitioner in divorce and custody litigation UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15800 ER - en_ZA


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