we have a 730 evaluation coming up, and my ex wants his therapist (of only a few months) to serve as a professional collateral witness. However, his therapist is bared by court order from providing any forensic psychological services to the court in any family law cases due to that therapists prior professional misconduct.
Does this mean the therapist cannot participate in this evaluation?
Does providing a report to the court appointed evaluator on psychological issues fall under "providing forensic psychological services"?
HIs psychologist is claiming that she will not be an expert witness, but only a clinical collateral. I believe it still falls under the "Forensic psychological reporting to the evaluator, which is essentially to the court.
Please advise Asap. Thanks.
Please let me know.
Seems that you have an argument to exclude the witness
However and I am sure you have heard this - with what you have at risk here you should not be doing this yourself
The therapist cannot participate in the 730 evaluation in any capacity. Providing a report to the evaluator is providing psychological report. The "clinical collateral" is made up to skirt the issue improperly.
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