A Presentation by Anlee Kuo, J.D., M.D., Sarah Hall, Ph.D., Mark Levy, M.D.
This is a presentation given on November 18, 2010 to the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. It is based upon a similar presentation given by Anlee Kuo, J.D., M.D., on June 6, 2010, at the 19th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals, Beijing, China
It consists of an overview of the American legal concepts of divorce and child custody and the roles of the forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychologist in assessing divorcing parents and their children to help develop custody decisions that best serve the emotional needs of the children and their parents.
Dr. Kuo is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, The Children’s Center, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, School of Medicine University of California San Francisco
Dr. Hall is in the private practice of adult and child, clinical and forensic neuropsychology. She received her BA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California Berkeley and trained in pediatric neuropsychology at Childrens’ Hospital, Oakland, California
Dr. Levy is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF where he teaches in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and is the Medical Director of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (fpamed), a specialized forensic psychiatric and psychological practice providing medical-legal consultation to attorneys. In addtion to Drs. Levy, Kuo and Hall, there are 3 other forensic psychiatrists and 1 other forensic neuropsychologist who are part of the fpamed consulting group.