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Signs of a Bad Custody Evaluation
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have information on hundreds more that will be added. These webpages are
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of our justice system. For more information, contact Sarah
incentives to remove children to facilitate fast-track adoptions. It's
not the money per se; it's the unintended consequences of "therapeutic
jurisprudence". Once do-gooder ideas and helper agencies and bureaucracies
are put into place, they self-perpetuate for their own preservation, budgets
- The cross-referral
networks of the PAS purveyors
Richard Austin, Ph.D. * R.
Christopher Barden, Ph.D. * Stephen Ceci, Ph.D. * Douglas
Darnall, Ph.D. * Stephen Herman, M.D. * Jayne Major, Ph.D. * Daniel
Rybicki, Ph.D. * S. Richard Sauber, Ph.D. (listed twice) * W. vonBoch-Galhau,
Ph.D. * Richard A Warshak,
Ph.D. * J. Michael Bone
* L. F. Lowenstein, Ph.D. * Reena
Sommer, Ph.D. * Jerry Brinegar, Ph.D. * Katherine Andre, Ph.D. * Ken
Lewis, Ph.D. * Catherine Swanson Cain, Ph.D. * Monty Weinstein, Ph.D. *
Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D. * David Britton * Robert Evans, Ph.D. * Debra Gordy
* Christina McGhee * Harvey Shapiro (Elizabeth
Loftus's "investigator") * Jose Manuel Aguilar Cuenca * Theresa
K. Cooke, * Jeff Opperman * Remi Thivierge * Joe
Goldberg * James J. Gross, Esq. * Randy Kolin, Ph.D. * Randy Rand *
David Carico, Esq. * Lawrence W. Daly * Charles D. Jamieson, Esq.
Justice Hour Radio Show: Apr 30, 2016MurderMeds043016.wmaor
Liz Kates and Lisa Macci with Andrew Thibeault, founder of PAPA, Parents Against Pharmaceutical Abuse,
and MurderMeds.com, who
discusses more facts about his
FOIA public records search -- which appears to reveal that the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is actively concealing the very serious and dangerous risks of psychotropic drugs.
Justice Hour Radio Show: Feb 27, 2016MurderMeds.wmaor
Andrew Thibault, Founder of PAPA, Parents Against Pharmaceutical Abuse, gives a shocking
report of the unreported risk of homicide and suicide directly linked to well-known
pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for depression and ADD.
Jurisprudence... Not Such a Good Idea:
"Let us be very clear about the true state of the psychologist's
art. Psychologists do not know any more about
behavior than the average man or woman in the jury box or the judge's robes.
Psychologists do not know what causes behavior and they are entirely incapable
of pinpointing some hypothetical event in the past that has led to the
present state of an individual. They do not know what got done, how it
got done, or whodunit. And not only are they unable to predict future behavior
any better than the man or woman on the street, they are actually worse
at it, blinded as they are by the illusion of their own expertise. Diagnostic
categories are not validly established and diagnoses cannot be rendered
reliably. Neither can therapy be reliably used to change the behavior of
our citizens, juvenile or adult, violent or simply wayward.
"Psychologists have no special ability to read
into the soul-or mind or psyche-of another human with any more accuracy
than the rest of us. Upon finishing graduate or medical school they are
not given special soulographs or psychometers that let them plumb the depths
of anyone's psychological being. There simply
is no mental stethoscope, no matter how much our justice system wishes
"Clinicians are not trained to perform the myriad tasks
the legal system asks them to perform because no body of knowledge exists
to support such training. It is a sorry state of affairs, but it is the
only state we've got."