In a child custody/visitation evaluation, a psychiatrist has administered the following tests to a 4.5 year old. (i) Screen For Childhood Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) (ii) The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and (iii) Depression Self-Rating scale, and used the results to recommend I should be cut off from the child. I was not consulted or part of the decision process, and the psychiatrist claims privacy and conflict of interest privileges.
It seems like (i) and (iii) are meant for 8+ year olds (from an internet search), and (ii) is completed by a parent, i.e. my spouse, who obviously has a vested interest. None of this was disclosed in court.
What safeguards exist in law against age-inappropriate psychological tests being administered? What can I do?
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