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Publications

Dr. Kirkpatrick has been a regular presenter at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC). He serves on the board of directors of the NACC. He presents regularly on topics related to psychology and the law.

List of Publications

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (Ed.) (1994). Child custody guidelines. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Psychological Association.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (1997). Commentary: A response to Everson’s “Understanding bizarre, improbable, and fantastic elements in children’s accounts of abuse. Child Maltreatment. 2, 4, Nov. 97. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Periodicals Press.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (1998). Psychiatric testimony & mental status exam: Competency issues. 235-246. Children’s Law Manual Series. Denver, CO: National Association of Counsel for Children.

Gould, J. & Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2001). Relevancy analysis in child custody evaluations. Children’s Law Manual Series. Denver, CO: National Association of Counsel for Children.

Ciccolella, J., Kirkpatrick, H.D., & Waters, P. (2003). Parental alienation: A process. Children’s Law Manual Series. Denver, CO: National Association of Counsel for Children.

Gould, J. W., Kirkpatrick, H. D., Austin, W. G., & Martindale, D. A. (2004). Critiquing a colleague’s forensic advisory report: A suggested protocol for application to child custody evaluations. Journal of Child Custody, 37-64, 1, 3, 2004, Binghamton, NY: The Haworth press.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2004). A floor, not a ceiling: Beyond guidelines–an argument for minimum standards of practice in conducting child custody and visitation evaluations. Journal of Child Custody, 61-75, 1, 1, 2004. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Austin, W.G. & Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2004). The investigation component in forensic mental health evaluations: Consideration for parenting time assessments. Journal of Child Custody, 23-46, 1, 2, 2004. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Kuehnle, K., & Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2005). Evaluating allegations of child sexual abuse within complex child custody cases. Journal of Child Custody,3-39, 2, 3, 2005, Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Kirkpatrick, H. D. & Russ, I. (2005). State of the art custody evaluations: A checklist. Children’s Law Manual Series. Denver, CO: National Association of Counsel for Children.

Gurley, J., Kuehnle, K., & Kirkpatrick, H.D.(2008). Sexually reactive and sexually aggressive children. In K. Kuehnle & M. Connell (Eds.), The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations: A comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Kirkpatrick, H.D., Alienation of affection. (2010). Charlotte, NC: Author (in cooperation with Catawba Publishing, Charlotte, NC)

Austin, W.G., Kirkpatrick, H.D., & Flens, J.R. (2011) Expert Roles in Child Custody Cases: Work Product Review, Case Consultation, and Case Analysis. Family Court Review, 49. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Austin, W.G., Dale, M.D., Kirkpatrick, H.D., & Flens, J.R. (2011, March). Forensic expert roles and services in child custody litigation: Work product review and case consultation. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 8(1). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Kirkpatrick, H.D., Austin, W.G., & Flens, J.R. (2011, March). Psychological and legal considerations in reviewing the work product of a colleague in child custody evaluation. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 8(1).

Kuehnle, K.,  Sparta, S., Kirkpatrick, H.D., & Epstein, M. (2013). Special issues in the forensic assessment of children and adolescents. In D.R. Saklofske and V.L. Schwean (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment (pp. 735-749). New York: Oxford.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2011). Trafficking Death. Charlotte, NC: Author (in cooperation with Createspace.com)

Austin, W. G., Pruett, M. K., Kirkpatrick, H. D., Flens, J. R., & Gould, J. W. (2013). Parental gatekeeping and child custody/child access evaluations: Part I: Conceptual framework, research, and application. Family Court Review, 51(3), 485-501.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2014). Serving as a forensic mental health consultant to the family law attorney.  Family Advocate. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.

Kirkpatrick, H.D. (2014). A Commentary on O’Donohue et al.’s “Analyzing child sexual abuse allegations”,  Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 14:2, 183-191, DOI: 10.1080/15228932.2014.897541 

Kirkpatrick, J.L. & Kirkpatrick, H.D. (In progress). Stirring the Ashes:  The Complete Kirkpatricks

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