This article examines the national treatment of mental health care professionals' participation in custody determinations and compares these practices with Virginia's ban. Furthermore, this article explores the rationale behind the ban on therapist testimony while weighing the pros and cons of allowing such evidence to be used. It then takes a closer look at the arguments for repealing the ban and the possible benefits which could result from the 2008 repeal.
Mary W. Hunt,
The Price of Privilege: Is Virginia's Ban on Mental Health Professionals' Participation in Custody Determinations Really in the Best Interests of the Child,
Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int.
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