Can a Psy.D. LICSW be both the therapeutic therapist to my ex-wife and our two daughters (notwithstanding the fact the therapist was a business associate and personal facebook friend to my ex-wife) AND offer her opinion and evaluative statements to the court in the context of contempt (against my ex-wife) stating she believes I should have no contact with my children? Note: This therapist has had no collateral contact with me or my extended family. She filed a complaint against me to CPS which was screened out, but even after the fact (of the screening out as of no concern) has continued to enter statements and offer exhibits against me in the context of a response to contempt on behalf of my ex-wife and in a Petition to Modify the Parenting Plan brought by my ex-wife. This therapist has also encouraged my ex-wife to violate the court order allowing me to have reunification counseling with my children. Is this ethical?
yes: but the judge can consider the potential conflict and the lack of neutrality in weighing the value of that opinion. You might consider having a neutral expert make an evaluation for you.
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