William G. Austin, Ph.D. ACCS dba

Austin Child Custody Services dba

By Appointment, 720 Kipling St., Ste. 200, Lakewood, CO 80215
(970).846.1157 CO license #2021 NC license #929
William G. Austin, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Evergreen, CO 80437
Email: wgaustinphd2@yahoo.com
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CURRICULUM VITAE

AUSTIN SOCIAL SCIENCE CONSULTATION SERVICES –

FAMILY LAW & CHILD CUSTODY

www.austinsocialscienceconsult-child-custody.com

www.child-custody-services.com

www.parentalgatekeeping.com


PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name:             William G. Austin, M.S., PhD., Ph.D.

                        (970) 846.1157 voice

                        (303) 217-8990 fax

 E-mail:            wgaustinphd2@yahoo.com

 Mailing Addresses:     P.O. Box 3939                       P.O. Box 170

                                      Evergreen, CO 80437            Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480                                  

Websites:        www.child-custody-services.com

                         www.parentalgatekeeping.com

                         www.austinsocialscienceconsult-child-custody.com

 

Physical Locations:  

                                Wilmington, North Carolina (main office location)

                                5725 Oleander Dr., Unit #A-5

                                Oleander Oaks                                                                                   

Wilmington, NC 28403

                                   

Cary, North Carolina

Maynard Office Park

1220  S.E. Maynard Rd., Ste. 104

Cary, NC 27511

           Evergreen, Colorado

          Thunderbolt, Georgia

 

Austin Social Science Consultation Services, DBA

www.austinsocialscienceconsult-child-custody.com

 

[IMPORTANT NOTE: The services offered should not be considered as either the practice of psychology or the practice of law by Dr. Austin. Services do not include psychological treatment, psychotherapy, mental health counseling, clinical diagnosis, clinical intervention, or treatment planning. The services do not constitute the practice of psychology as defined in state statutes.]

 

[The services do not include offering legal advice. They do not include making specific recommendations on any ultimate issues in a family law-child custody litigated case.]

Social Science-Based Forensic Consultation Services offered by Dr. Austin:

Consultation for attorneys as a non-testifying expert:

Attorney Trial Consultation for the cross-examination of expert witnesses, most often a court-appointed child custody evaluator as a non-testifying consulting expert. This service includes preparation of a document: “Suggested Areas of Inquiry and Questions” for the child custody evaluator. 

Attorney Consultation on Social Science application to family law context such as how to prepare case presentation on cases involving relocation, parental gatekeeping/alienation[1] cases, and/or involving allegations of intimate partner violence/domestic violence.

 

Consultation for attorneys and a testifying expert: 

Social Framework/Instructional Testimony on Austin social science analytical

models applied to the individual child custody case.

Expert Testimony is sometime requested and limited to Instructional Testimony on one or more of the complex issues and the Social Framework/Analytical Models listed below.       

Social Science Theory & Research and Austin original Social Science-based, Forensic Analytical Models as part of Social Framework Testimony and Case Review & Analysis[2]

  • Child Custody Relocation Disputes and Development of Long Distance parenting plans (Austin, 2008a; 2008b; 2012; 2015a; 2015b; Austin & Rappaport, 2018)                                                                             [1] All litigated custody cases involve dysfunctional coparenting, e.g., parents are in court because the are at an impassed on how to share time and parental responsibilities with the children. Attorneys are well advised to portray their client as capable of engaging in facilitative gatekeeping/appropriate in coparenting, or their client is justified in being a restrictive-protective gatekeeper.                 [2] All of Dr. Austin’s peer-reviewed articles and book chapters can be downloaded from his websites.
  • Parental Gatekeeping and allegations of parental alienation (Austin, 2011; Austin et al., 2013a; 2013b)
  • Application of Parental Gatekeeping model to issue of overnight care by father for young children (Austin, 2018)
  • Allegations of past Intimate Partner Violence and implications for parenting and coparenting   in the development of parenting plans (Austin, 2000; 2001; Austin & Drozd, 2012; 2013)

Case Review & Analysis (CRA): This service consists of reviewing documents produced in a case and then subjected to forensic analysis by applying the relevant Social Science Information & Knowledge (SSI-K) to the fact pattern and main issues of the case, including the analytical models:

  • How to consider the main issues in developing a parenting plan;
  • Implications for future coparenting and gatekeeping;
  • Pros and cons of parenting plan options in light of the facts, context, and SSI-K;
  • Practical considerations in weighing parenting plan options, such as in long distance parenting plans;
  • Opinions are expressed on interpretations of data and application of SSI-K to case context, but not on the ultimate issues of relative parenting timeshares, custody, parental responsibilities, and decision-making authority;
  • CRA is a less expensive, time intensive, and less stressful for the parties and children;
  • Child custody evaluations inherently result in perceptions of fairness/unfairness or equity/inequity that produce strong emotional reactions that more often than not exacerbate existing parental conflict;
  • CRA serves to mitigate perceptions of inequity and resulting hostility and conflict;
  • Custody evaluators always integrate CRA in their forensic evaluation, but vary greatly in the intent of informing the court on the relevant SSI-K.

Work Product Review (WPR)

·      Critical and Balanced, Objective Review of the quality of the court-ordered child custody/parenting   time/parental responsibilities evaluation as the retained, consulting expert;

·      Based on Dr. Austin’s five (5) peer-reviewed articles with colleagues that developed the protocol for the field of child custody;

·       Expert testimony on a WPR is often called Rebuttal Expert Testimony;

 

Attorney Consultation in Trial & Appellate Brief Preparation based on SSI-K and Dr. Austin’s analytical models 

Professional Colleague Consultation for case analysis

Educational Services – Workshops on Social Science application to Family Law & Child Custody

Child Custody & Parental Responsibilities Evaluation Services are no longer offered.

Social Science Educational- Consultation Services are offered throughout the United States

Selective Clinical Psychology services are offered only in North Carolina.

Licensure:

For Clinical Psychology

Licensed Psychologist

North Carolina, #929 (since May 1983)

Health Services Provider-Psychologist (HSP-P)

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

Sociology; Social Psychology; Social Science & Law; Clinical & Forensic Psychology

Undergraduate Education

1)                  Western Michigan University, B.A. 1965-1969, Cum Laude

University Inter-department Major in Social Science:

Sociology & Political Science (dual majors)

Economics (minor)

Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Harvard University, summer, 1968, Social Science

 

Graduate Education

2)                           M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
                     Social Psychology & Sociology
                     Major Professor, Elaine Hatfield, Ph.D. (a/k/a Elaine Walster, Ph.D.)
                     Madison, Wisconsin

Master’s Thesis: Theoretical and Experimental Explorations in Expectancy Theory
                (September    9, 1972).


Published as: Austin, W. G. & Walster, E. (1974). Reactions to confirmations and disconfirmations of expectancies of equity and inequity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30(2), 208-216.                                                                                                                               
                   

3)                           Ph.D.   University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1970-1974

Social Psychology & Sociology

               Major Professor, Elaine Hatfield, Ph.D. (f/k/a Elaine Walster, Ph.D.)

               Madison, Wisconsin

Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation: Studies on “Equity with the World”: A New Application of Equity Theory. 

Published as: Austin, W. G. & Walster, E. (1974). Participants' reactions to "equity with the world," Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 10, 528-548. 

Austin, W. G. (1975). Observer's reactions to transrelational justice. Sociometry (now Social Psychology Quarterly), 38, 474-496.

4)                  Russell Sage Foundation Resident Fellow in Law & Social Science

University of Virginia, School of Law, 1977-1979

Two-years of full-time course work

Charlottesville, Virginia

 

5)                   Ph.D.   University of Virginia, Clinical Psychology

Institute of Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology and Curry School of Education, School-Child Clinical Program

General Clinical, Child Clinical, and Forensic Psychology

University of Virginia, 1979-1982

(Approved by the American Psychological Association)

Major Professor: Peter Sheras, Ph.D.

Charlottesville, Virginia

 

6)                   Residency in Clinical Psychology (General), 1981-1982

                Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

                University of Virginia Medical Center

                 Charlottesville, Virginia

(Approved by the American Psychological Association)

 

Child Clinical; Adult, Western State Hospital Acute Admissions Unit; Pain Management Clinic & Neuropsychology; Forensic Psychology (Law & Psychiatry Clinic; Child & Family Psychiatry: advisors: Lois Weithorn, Ph.D., J.D.; André Derdeyn, M.D., Douglas DeGoode, Ph.D.)

University of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville, Virginia

(Approved by the American Psychological Association)

 


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

2018 – Present                  Austin Social Science Consultation- Services, DBA

                                           Attorney Consultation for Family Law-Child Custody cases

                                           National Consulting Practice on Child Custody Disputes

 

Applied Social Psychology & Sociology-Social Science

Scholarship & Workshops in Specialty Areas involving

                                           Social Science application to child custody cases; 

January, 2010 – Present     Private Practice in Forensic Psychology

                                            Child Custody Trial Consultation

                                             Interstate Practice: North Carolina and Colorado

                                             Austin Forensic Child Custody Services, DBA

                                             National Consulting Practice on Child Custody Disputes

 

June, 1996 - 2009                 Private Practice in Clinical, Medical & Forensic Psychology

                                              Northwest Colorado Psychological Services

                                              Steamboat Springs, Colorado

 

1982 - 1996                           Private Practice in Clinical Psychology

                                              Austin Psychological Services

   Cape Fear Psychological Services (with Hope Lanier, Psy.D.)

                                               Wilmington, North Carolina

 

1982 - 1984                            Director of Psychological & Forensic Services

                                               Southeastern Mental Health Center

                                               New Hanover, Brunswick & Pender Counties

                                               Wilmington, North Carolina

 

1981 - 1982                            Resident in Clinical Psychology

                                               Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry

                                               University of Virginia Medical Center

                                               General Clinical; Child-Clinical; Medical (pain management-neuropsychology);
                                               Forensic Psychology Approved – American Psychological Association

                                                 

1979 – 1982                            Ph.D. Training Clinical & Forensic Psychology

                                         University of Virginia

    Institute of Clinical Psychology

    Departments of Psychology and Curry School of Education, School/Clinical
    Child Program, APA-approved
Charlottesville, Virginia

 

1974 - 1981                             Assistant Professor of Psychology

                                                Department of Psychology

                                                University of Virginia

 

1977 - 1979                             Russell Sage Foundation Resident Fellow in Law and

                                                Social Science

                                                School of Law

                                                University of Virginia

                                                Charlottesville, Virginia

 

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Former Consulting Editor:      Family Court Review (2008-2019)

Former Consulting Editor:      Journal of Child Custody (2004-2017)



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: (National and Regional)

American Psychological Association (Since 1975) (APA) (Lifetime Member status)

Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Association of Family & Conciliation Courts-Colorado Chapter

Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee (MDIC)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

University of Virginia

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor

1974 - 1981

 

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Department of Psychology

Lecturer, Part-time Faculty, 1984-86

 

Professional Presentations/Workshops 3

(1) Social Capital and Gatekeeping: A General Analytical Framework for Child Custody Disputes; (2) Child Custody Relocation Dilemmas: Social Science Integrated Analytical Model: Best Interests of the Child or Least Detrimental Alternative? Utah Chapter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, first annual conference, featured speaker, February 21, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Assessing the Credibility of IPV Allegations in Child Custody Evaluation: A Revised Forensic Model. AFCC Fall Conference: Integrating Research into Practice and Policy: The Impact on Families and Children, November 1, 2019. Pittsburg, PA.

(1) Relocation and Child Custody: Research and Forensic Evaluation; (2) Gatekeeping and Child Custody Evaluation: Theory, Measurement, and Application. Featured speaker, Puerto Rico Judicial Branch, Family Judge Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 5, 2019.

 Relocation and Parental Gatekeeping: Forensic Models and Practical Applications, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – New York Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter, and The Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, Plenary Speaker, New York City, December 14, 2018. 

Using the Gatekeeping Construct to help Families. Third Annual Colorado Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Seeing is Believing: Best Practices in Divorce Cases, October 13-15, 2017, Breckenridge, Colorado.

Parental Gatekeeping and the Social Capital Perspective: Application to the Relocation Context. AFCC Regional Conference: Beneath the Surface and Troubled Families. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 2-4, 2017.

Assessing Credibility of Allegations of Intimate Partner Violence in Child Custody Evaluations: Revised Forensic Model. Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: AFCC 54th Annual Conference: Turning the Kaleidoscope of Family Conflict into a Prism of Harmony, June 2, 2017, Boston, MA (with James R. Flens, Psy.D., ABPP & Leslie Drozd, Ph.D.).

Parental Gatekeeping and a Social Capital Analysis in Child Custody Disputes. National Parents Organization and International Council on Shared Parenting. International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017, May 28, 2017, Boston, MA.

Task Force for Guidelines on Examining Intimate Partner Violence, Town Hall Meeting, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: AFCC 12th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluation, November 3-5, 2016, Atlanta, GA (Hon. Gail Perlman, Hon. Dale Koch, Nancy Ver Steegh, J.D., William G. Austin, et al.)

Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Time Evaluations: Integrated Forensic Evaluation Model. Florida Chapter – Association of Family & Conciliation Courts and Office of the State Courts Administrator (FLAFCC & OSCA), September 29, 2016, Orlando, FL (with Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed.).

Relocation and Child Custody Evaluation: Integrated Forensic Framework. Association of Family & Conciliation Courts: AFCC 12th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluation, November 3-5, 2016, Atlanta, GA (with Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.)

Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Time Evaluations: Integrated Forensic Evaluation Model. Florida Chapter – Association of Family & Conciliation Courts and Office of the State Courts Administrator (FLAFCC & OSCA), September 29, 2016, Orlando, FL (with Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed.).

Unsubstantiated Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse: An Integrated Approach. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 53rd Annual Conference, Modern Families: New Challenges, New Solutions. Seattle, WA, June 3, 2016. (with Pamela S. Ludolph, Ph.D.).

Applying the Parental Gatekeeping Model to the Overnights Conundrum. Workshop presented at Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Regional Training Conference: Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening to the Voice of the Child. Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 2015 (with Pamela S. Ludolph, Ph.D.).

Child Custody, Time Sharing, Relocation, and Risk: Developing Long Distance Parenting Plans. The Florida Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 12th Annual Conference: “21” Century Showcase: Cutting Edge Tools for Family Practice Professionals, Tampa, FL, October 2, 2015 (with Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.).

Protective Gatekeeping, Intimate Partner Violence, and Child Custody Evaluation. (with Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed.), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 52nd Annual Conference, Children in the Court System: Different Doors, Different Responses, Different Outcomes. New Orleans, LA, May 29, 2015.

Child Custody Evaluation, Relocation, and Risk: Development of Long Distance Parenting Plans. Workshop for the Forensic Forum, Chicago, IL, May 21, 2015.

Research-Based Forensic Psychology Models for Child Custody Evaluation and Disputes: Parental Gatekeeping. Presentation at Community Psychology Lecture Series, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, April 7, 2015.

Working across Disciplines: Conversations from the Custody Evaluation and Intimate Partner Violence Task Force, Plenary Session, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-California Chapter, Annual Conference: Inventing the Future: Getting ahead of the Curve for California Families. Costa Mesa, CA, February 7, 2015 (with Gabrielle Davis, JD; Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP; Leslie Drozd, Ph.D.; Loretta Frederick, JD; Hon. Lon Hurwitz; Karen Rhyne, JD, Arnold Sheinvold, Ph.D.; Nancy Ver Steegh, JD, MSW)

Sometimes Things aren’t what they seem: Child Custody Evaluation in the Context of Coercive-Controlling Intimate Partner Violence, Pre-Conference Institute, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-California Chapter, Annual Conference: Inventing the Future: Getting ahead of the Curve for California Families. Costa Mesa, CA, February 6, 2015 (with Gabrielle Davis, JD; Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP; Leslie Drozd, Ph.D.; Loretta Frederick, JD;; Arnold Sheinvold, Ph.D.; Nancy Ver Steegh, JD.)

Case Review and Analysis: A Cost Effective Means of Custody Dispute Analysis. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 11th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluation: Examining Unintended Consequences. San Antonio, Texas, November 8, 2014 (with Pamela Ludolph, Ph.D.).

Relocation, Risk in Young Children: Attachment, Social Capital, and Gatekeeping. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 51st Annual Conference: Navigating the Waters of Shared Parenting: Guidance from the Harbour, Toronto, Canada, May 29, 2014 (with Pamela Ludolph, Ph.D.).

Parental Gatekeeping: Implications for Family Law Professionals. All day Workshop presented to the High Conflict Forum. Toronto, Canada, March 29, 2014 (with Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D.).

Gatekeeping, Alienation, and Protective Parenting: Relating Co-parenting Practices to Best Interest of the Child. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: There’s no place Like Two Homes: The Complexities of Separation, Divorce and Co-parenting. AFCC Regional Training Conference, Kansas City, Missouri (all day training institute, with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D., Milfred “Bud” Dale, Ph.D., J.D., & Michael A. Saini, Ph.D.), November 7, 2013.

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody Evaluation: The Integrated Framework. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: There’s no place Like Two Homes: The Complexities of Separation, Divorce and Co-parenting. AFCC Regional Training Conference, Kansas City, Missouri (with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D.), November 8, 2013.

Unsubstantiated CSA Allegations in Custody Evaluation: Is Gatekeeping a Shield or a Sword? AFCC 50th Annual Conference (with Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D. & Kathryn Kuehnle, Ph.D.), Los Angeles, June, 2013.

Assessing and Differentiating Parental Gatekeeping and Alienation in Parenting Time Recommendations. The Florida Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 10th Annual Conference, Orlando, March 15, 2013.   

Research and Practice: Gatekeeping: Who’s knocking at the Gate? Gatekeeping Analysis in the Best Interests of the Children. Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education workshop, January 10, 2013, Denver, CO.

Research and Practice: Gatekeeping: Who’s knocking at the Gate? Gatekeeping Analysis in the Best Interests of the Children. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 10th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations (with Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed. & Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D.), November 2, 2012, Phoenix, AZ.

Research and Practice: Relocation. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 10th Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations (with Phillip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP). November 3, Phoenix, AZ.

Attachment and the Law: Custody for Young Children if Attachment is not the Trump Card: Part I. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 49th Annual Conference: (with Pamela S. Ludolph, Ph.D. & Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.), June 8, 2012, Chicago.

Attachment and the Law: Custody for Young Children if Attachment is not the Trump Card: Part II. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 49th Annual Conference: (with Pamela S. Ludolph, Ph.D. & Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.), June 8, 2012, Chicago.

Intimate Partner Violence, Relocation, Gatekeeping and Child Custody Evaluation. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 49th Annual Conference: (with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D. & Mildred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.), June 7, 2012, Chicago.

Parental Gatekeeping and Child Custody Disputes: A Bench Book for Judges. Workshop presented to Miami-Dade County, 11th Judicial Circuit, Family Division, Continuing Judicial Education, May 16, 2012.

Protective Gatekeeping in Custody Cases involving Intimate Partner Violence or Alienation, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-Washington Annual Meeting (with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D. & Nancy W. Olesen, Ph.D), April 14, 2012.

Relocation, Very Young Children and Child Custody Evaluation: Forensic, Research and Ethical Considerations, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 48th Annual Conference, Research, Policy and Practice in Family Courts: What’s Gender Got to do with it? Orlando, Florida, June 3, 2011 (Pamela Ludolph, Ph.D.).

The Integrated Approach to the Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence in Child Custody Evaluation. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 48th Annual Conference, Research, Policy and Practice in Family Courts: What’s Gender Got to do with it? Orlando, Florida, June 3, 2011 (with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D.)

Relocation and Forensic Mental Health Evaluation in Colorado: Issues involving Very Young Children. Invited lecture, Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, Family Law Section, December 14, 2010, Denver, CO.

Tailoring Parenting Plans for Hard to Fit Cases, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ninth Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Cambridge, Mass, October 30, 2010 (with Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed. & Honorable Linda Fidnick).

Relocation and Forensic Mental Health Evaluation in Colorado: Issues involving Very Young Children. Continuing Legal Education, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, August 31, 2010.

Gatekeeping and Child Custody Evaluation: Theory, Measurement & Applications. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 47th Annual Conference, June 3, 2010 (with James R. Flens, Psy.D., ABPP and H. D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP).

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody: Evaluation and Expert Testimony. Invited Lecture. Mississippi College of Law, Jackson, MS, April 12, 2010.

Intimate Partner Violence, High Conflict, and Crafting Safe and Effective Parenting Plans. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Regional Training Conference: Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children. Reno, NV, November 7, 2009 (with Leslie Drozd, Ph.D. & James R. Flens, Psy.D., ABPP)

Expert Testimony in Family Law Litigation: Forensic Roles, Issues, and Child Custody Evaluation. Lecture at University of Pennsylvania Law School, October 19, 2009.

Assessing Partner Violence, Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section, Family Law Institute. Breckenridge, CO, August 8, 2009 (with Susan K. Bryant, Esq.).

Relocation, Custody Evaluation, and the Very Young Child:  Attachment and Risk Assessment, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 46th Annual Conference: Children, Courts and Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead? New Orleans, May 29, 2009 (with S. Margaret Lee, Ph.D. and Jeff Atkinson, J.D.)

Child Custody Evaluation and Relocation: Legal and Psychological Perspectives. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 46th Annual Conference: Children, Courts and Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead? New Orleans, May 29, 2009 (with Jeff Atkinson,  J.D. and S. Margaret Lee, Ph.D.)

Expertise, Ethics, and Helpfulness to the Court: Promises and Perils in the Role of Child and Family Investigator. All day Workshop sponsored by Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee conference, Arvada, CO, March 6, 2009 (with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D., ABPP).

Social Capital and Integrated Approach to Child Custody Evaluation: Application to Relocation. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Eighth International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations. Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26, 2008 (with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D., ABPP).

Legal and Clinical Issues in Cases of Relocation. Reconceptualizing Child Custody: Past, Present, and Future – Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together. Cosponsored by American Psychological Association (APA) and American Bar Association (ABA).  Chicago, May 3, 2008 (with Professor Jeffrey Atkinson)

Considerations in Giving Ethical Mental Health Testimony. Panel workshop: “Evaluators Under Fire: The Limits of Conclusions & Recommendations,”Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Colorado Chapter. University of Denver Sturm College of Law, January 11, 2008 (with Bill J Denver Fyfe, Ed.D., Steve Epstein, Esq., and Hon. Carol Glowinsky)

Fact or Fiction in Child Custody Evaluation? Assessing the Credibility of Self-Report Data. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 44th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October, 2007 (with James R. Flens, Psy.D., ABPP & H. D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP

Child Custody Evaluation and Expert Testimony. Mississippi College of Law, November 9, 2006. Jackson, MS.

Relocation and Child Custody: Research & Forensic Evaluation. Mississippi College of Law. November 10, 2006. Jackson, MS.

Application of Gatekeeping to Child Custody Evaluation. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Seventh International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations. October 20, 2006, Atlanta, GA (with Melisse Eidman, LCSW, Kirkpatrick, H. D., Ph.D. ABPP & Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D.).

Custody Evaluation and Parenting Plans for Relocation: Risk Assessment for High Conflict or Partner Violence. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 43rd Annual Conference, June 1, 2006, Tampa, FL. (with Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D.).

Controversial Issues in Child Custody Evaluation. All day pre-conference training institute. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 43rd Annual Conference, May 31, 2006, Tampa, FL (with Lorraine Martin, M.S.W., David M. Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP, Nancy Olesen, Ph.D.)

Parenting Evaluation for the Relocation Case in Light of the New Case Law. 2006 Family Issues Conference, Colorado State Judicial Department, Vail, CO, May 19, 2006.

Partner Violence in Contested Parenting Cases. 2006 Family Issues Conference, Colorado State Judicial Department, Vail, CO, May 18, 2006.

Evaluation of the Relocation Case and Crafting Long Distance Parenting Plans. Association of Multidisciplinary Professionals Serving Families, Colorado Springs, CO, March 10, 2006.

Domestic Violence and Parenting Plans, Plenary Address for Association of Family and Conciliation Court-Arizona, Sedona, AZ, February 4, 2006.

Relocation from the Evaluator’s Perspective in the Shadow of Spahmer and Ciesluk. Workshop, Child and Family Investigator’s Workshop, Sponsored by 9th Judicial District of Colorado and Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO, December 16, 2005.

Considerations in Crafting Parenting Plans. Workshop, Child and Family Investigator’s Workshop, Sponsored by 9th Judicial District of Colorado and Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO, December 16, 2005.

Relocation from the Evaluator’s Perspective in the Shadow of Spahmer and Ciesluk. Workshop, Domestic Salon, 4th Judicial District of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, October 4, 2005.

A Practical, Research-Based Approach to Evaluating the Relocation Case. Workshop for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Regional Training Conference. September 23, 2005, Breckenridge, CO.

Custody Evaluation Task Force Open Forum, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Regional Training Conference. September 23, 2005, Breckenridge, CO.

Relocation from the Evaluator’s Perspective in the Shadow of Spahmer and Ciesluk. Workshop, Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee monthly meeting,  Denver, CO, September 11, 2005.

Your Honor May I? – A discussion regarding “Relocation.” Plenary Session, Family Law Institute, Colorado Bar Association, Breckenridge, CO, August 5, 2005 (with Jennifer Weaver, J.D. & Hon. Lael Montgomery).

Considering Children’s Preferences in Custody Disputes, Workshop for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 42nd Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2005 (with Dianna Gould-Saltmann, J.D. & Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D.)

Custody Evaluation Standards Task Force, Workshop for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 42nd Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2005, Co-Chair of Task Force (presentation with Lorraine Martin, M.S.W. & David Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP)

Evaluating the Child Custody Relocation Case: An Integrated Approach, presentation at Family Issues Conference, Colorado state judicial conference, Vail, CO, May 5, 2005.

Evaluating the Child Custody Relocation Case: An Integrated Approach, Invited Plenary address to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter, Annual Meetings, February 12, 2005, Sonoma, CA.

Assessment of Partner Violence within the Context of a Child Custody Evaluation: Research, Subtypes, and Risk Assessment, with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D. Invited Workshop for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter, Annual Meetings, February 11, 2005, Sonoma, CA.

The Investigation Component in Child Custody Evaluations. Core skills workshop, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Sixth International Child Custody Symposium, October 14-16, 2004, Nashville, TN (with Jonathan Gould, Ph.D. & David Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP).

An Integrated Approach to Evaluating the Relocation Case. Family Law Institute,

Colorado Bar Association, Steamboat Springs, CO, August 7, 2004.

Considering Child Preferences in Custody Decisions: Research, Assessment and Issues. Workshop, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 41st Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, May 13, 2004 (with Nadia Abdelazim, J.D., M.S.W. & H. D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP).

Does Therapeutic Jurisprudence Compromise the Mental Health Community? William G. Austin, Ph.D., Andrew Loizeaux, Psy.D., Cheryl Providence, Ph.D., & Magistrate Louis Gresh. State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, Vail, May 8, 2004.

Mediator’s Role for the Child Custody Relocation Case, Workshop, Association for Conflict Resolution, Denver, July 12, 2003.

Removal – Evaluation and Determination, Workshop, State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, Vail, CO, May 3, 2003 (with Magistrate Jann Dubois)

A Practical Approach to Evaluation and Conflict Resolution in Child Custody Relocation Cases, Pre-Conference all day Institute, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: Fifth International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, November 7, 2002, Tucson, AZ. (with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D. & Leslie Ellen Shear, J.D.)

Use of Collateral Sources of Information: Evaluator or Investigator? Workshop, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: Fifth International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, November 8, 2002, Tucson, AZ (with H.D Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.)

Update on Research and Professional Developments, Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee (State IDC), Spring Conference, with William Fyfe, Ed.D., May 5, 2002, Vail, CO.

Approaching  Relocation Cases: Risk Assessment, Research, and Practical Problem Solving. Workshop presented at “Serving the Best Interests of the Child,” Sponsored by Office of the Child’s Representative, State of Colorado, January 10, 2002, Steamboat Springs, CO.

Evaluating and Litigating the Removal Case (with Rick Loman, J.D.), Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee (State IDC) on children and divorce, Spring Conference, Challenging Conventional Wisdom on Divorce, Parenting Time and Removal, Breakout Session, May 5, 2001, Vail, CO. [Co-Sponsored, MDIDC and Colorado Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.]

Relocation: Risk Assessment and Bridging the Gap between the Law and Science, Panel: Handling of a Relocation Case: Substantive Law and Mental Health Perspective.

American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, April 19, 2001, Kansas City.

Psychological and Legal Considerations in Relocation Cases. Association of Family & Conciliation Court, Kiawah, SC, Fourth International Congress on Child Custody Evaluations, November 10, 2000, Workshop.

Relocation: From File to Trial. (With Linda Elrod, J.D., Larry Fong, Ph.D., Lori Nachlis, J.D.). Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, New Orleans, 37th Annual Conference: Alienation, Access & Attachment, May 31, 2000, All Day Training Institute.

Professional Trade Journals and Newsletters Publications

Austin, W. G. (2017, February). Intimate Partner Violence and Parenting Time Evaluations.  Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts e-News Quartly,4, 2-3.

Austin, W. G. (2014). Parental Gatekeeping: A Framework for Clinical Work with Divorced Parents. Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapists Newsletter, Summer, 9.

Austin, W. G. (2014, January). Parent-Child Relationship Issues in Relocation Disputes. Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts e-News Quarterly, 1(2),1-3.

Redher, K., & Austin, W. G. (2013). Solomon’s choice: Evaluators discuss relocation in cases of joint and equal time share. California Family Law News, 4, 28-30.http://familylaw.calbar.ca.gov/Publications/FamilyLawNews.aspx

Austin, W. G., Fieldstone, L. M., & Pruett, M. K. (2012). Brief Guide to Parental Gatekeeping from the Bench: Understanding Gate Closing and Opening for Best Interests of the Children. Florida Office of State Court Administration and 11th Judicial Circuit (Miami-Dade County).

Austin, W. G. (2009). The Psychological Scientist-Practitioner Model in the Forensic Context: Application to Child Custody and Relocation Disputes. Colorado Psychologist.

Austin, W. G. (2008, November 28). Comments on the revised draft of Uniform Relocation of Children Act. Prepared for the meetings of a committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Grapevine, TX.

Austin, W. G. (2008, October 11). Comments on initial Draft of the Uniform Relocation of Children Act. Prepared for the meetings of a committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Grapevine, TX.

Martindale, D. M., Martin, L., & Austin, W. G. (2005, Summer). Comment on Trubitt’s “The incorporation of play therapy modalities in a comprehensive child custody evaluation.” AFCC News, 24(3), 8-9.

Austin, W. G. (2005, February). Considering the Process of Support for the Other Parent and Gatekeeping in Parenting Evaluations. Colorado IDC News: The Newsletter  of the State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, 7(1), 10-13.

Austin, W. G. (2003, Winter). In memoriam: “The Little Green Book,” 1988-2002. MDIC News (The Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee Newsletter), 3-5.

Austin, W. G. (2002). Symbiosis between Law and Science in Child Custody: Issues Raised by In re Marriage of Martin (2002). Colorado IDC News: The Newsletter  of the State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, 4 (2, Summer), 1,3-5,11.

Austin, W. G. (2001, Relocation in Parental Responsibility Cases: Bridging the Gap between Law and Science. Paper presented to Senate Judiciary Committee, Colorado State Senate, Sixty-third General Assembly, February 12, 2001 regarding Senate bill 029 to modify C.R.S. §14-10-131 on relocation. [Note the bill was passed by both houses on May 5, 2001.]

Austin, W. G. (2001). The Evaluation Role of the Special Advocate: Expert Status, Prediction, and Perils. Colorado IDC News:  The Newsletter of the State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, 3, (1, Spring), 3-5, 7 and Colorado Psychological Association Bulletin, 34, (4, April), 5, 9-10, 15.

Austin, W. G. (1999). A Risk Assessment Approach to Mental Health Evaluations for the Parental Responsibility Relocation Case.  Colorado IDC News: The Newsletter of the State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, 2 (1, Spring), 6-11.  Also appearing in Parental Responsibility: A Professional's Guide to Practice,  Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference on Children and Divorce, Sec. 2, Removal: Children's Needs, Parents Needs. Breckenridge, CO: September, 1999.  Colorado Bar Association:  CLE in Colorado, Inc.

Austin, W. G. (1999).  Expert Testimony on the Ultimate Issue:  A Conservative

View. MDIC News (The Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee on Children & Divorce Newsletter), (October), 1, 6.


SOCIAL SCIENCE-BASED & FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY LEGISLATIVE, APPELLATE & OTHER ACTIVITIES

American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Model Relocation of Children Act, Observer and Representative for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, October 22, 2010.

Uniform Law Commission, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Observer and Representative for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Uniform Relocation of Children Act, October 10-11, 2008, Grapevine, TX.


Relocation in Parental Responsibility Cases: Bridging the Gap between Law and Science, Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee, Colorado State Senate concerning Senate Bill 029 on behalf of the State of Colorado Interdisciplinary Committee, 63rd General Assembly, State of Colorado, February 12, 2001 [provided the technical basis and research for legislative change in C.R.S. § 14-10-129 concerning relocation of the primary residence of a child]. This testimony is cited in the Colorado Supreme Court Decision: In re Marriage of Ciesluk, 113 P.3d 135, 139, 141 (Colo. 2005).

 

Warshak, R. A., Sanford, S. L., Kelly, J. B., Bray, J. H., Austin, W. G. et al., Amici Curiae Brief of , on Behalf of LaMusga Children, In the Marriage of LaMusga, Supreme Court of California, Case No. S107355, April 2003. [co-signee, Amici Curae brief]

 

Shear, L. E., Fuller, M. G., Olesen, N. M., Stettman, P. P., Lamb, M. E. et al. (2004). Amici Curiae brief, In re the Marriage of LaMusga, Supreme Court of California. [co-signee, Amicae Curae brief]

 

Consultant to Florida Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, The Parenting Plan Task Force, Empirically Based Parenting Plans: What Professionals Need to Know, 2010.


MODEL STANDARDS FOR CUSTODY EVALUATION


Co-Chair-Director for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation (2006/2007).

 

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2006, May). Model standards of practice for child custody evaluation. Madison, WI: Author; Martindale, D. M., Martin, L., Austin, W. G. et al. (2007). Model standards of practice for child custody evaluation. Family Court Review, 45(1), 70-91.

 

AFCC TASK FORCE ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND CHILD CUSTODY


Member of Task Force and the Drafting Committee for Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for creating guidelines for consideration of the issue of intimate partner violence in child custody evaluations and disputes (2011-2016).

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2016). Guidelines for examining intimate partner violence: A Supplement to the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation: Madison, WI: Author.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2016). Guidelines for examining intimate partner violence: A Supplement to the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation: Family Court Review, 54(4), pp. 474-486.

SOCIAL SCIENCE-BASED FORENSIC PUBLICATIONS

CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATION MODEL STANDARDS & IPV Guidelines

Co-Chair of AFCC Task Force. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2006, May). Model standards of practice for child custody evaluation. Madison, WI: Author; Martindale, D. M., Martin, L., Austin, W. G. et al. (2007). Model standards of practice for child custody evaluation. Family Court Review, 45(1),70-91.

Member of Task Force and Drafting Committee, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2016). Guidelines for examining intimate partner violence: A Supplement to the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation: Family Court Review, 54(4), pp. 474-486.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Austin, W.G. & Rappaport, S. (2018). Parental gatekeeping forensic model and child custody evaluation: Part V: Social capital and application to relocation disputes. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practice, 15, 1-24. https:/do.iorg.10.1080/1-50002556.

Austin, W.G. (2018). Parental gatekeeping and child custody evaluation: Part III: Protective gatekeeping and the overnights “conundrum.”   Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 59, 1-24. https:/doi.org/10.1080/105002556.

Austin, W. G. (2016). Comment on Parkinson and Cashmore’s (2015) research and proposal for reforming child custody relocation law: Child custody evaluator and psychological perspective. Family Court Review, 54(4), 620-631.

Austin, W.G., Bow, J. N., Knoll, A., & Ellens, R. (2016). Relocation Issues in Child Custody Evaluations: A Survey of Professionals. Family Court Review, 54(3), 477-486.

Austin, W. G. (2016). Child custody evaluation and relocation: Part III of III: Forensic consultation services for the relocation case and eleven common errors made by evaluators. American Journal of Family Law, 30(1), 32-45. Download from www.child-custody-services.com

Austin, W. G. (2015b). Child custody evaluation and relocation: Part II of III: Options for a systematic approach to forensic evaluation. American Journal of Family Law, 29, 207-223. Download from www.child-custody-services.com

Austin, W. G. (2015a). Child custody evaluation and relocation: Part I of III: Forensic guideposts for the evaluator and court. American Journal of Family Law, 29(3),156-170.

Austin, W. G., & Drozd, L. M. (2013). Judge’s bench book for application of the integrated framework for intimate partner violence in child custody disputes.  Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practice, 10(2), 99-119.

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.

Austin, W. G., Fieldstone, L. M., & Pruett, M. K. (2013). Bench book for assessing gatekeeping in parenting disputes: Understanding the dynamics of gate-closing and opening for the best interests of children. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practice, 10(1), 1-16.

Austin, W. G., & Drozd, L. M. (2012). Intimate partner violence and child custody evaluation, Part I: Theoretical framework, forensic model, and assessment issues. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practice, 9(4), 250-309.

Martindale, D. M., Tippins, T., Ben-Porath, Y., Wittmann, J., & Austin, W. G. (2012). Assessment instrument selection should be guided by validity analysis not professional plebiscite: Response to a flawed survey. Family Court Review, 50(2), 502-507.

Austin, W. G. (2011). Parental gatekeeping in custody disputes. American Journal of Family Law, 25(4), 148-153.

Austin, W. G., Dale, M. D., Kirkpatrick, H. D., & Flens, J. R. (2011). 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), 47-83.

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(4), 737-749.

Kirkpatrick, H. D., Austin, W. G., & Flens, J. R. (2011). 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), 103-123.

Austin, W. G. (2009). Responding to the call to child custody evaluators to justify the reason for their professional existence: Some thoughts on Kelly and Ramsey (2009). Family Court Review, 47 (3), 544-551.

Austin, W. G. (2008). Relocation, research and forensic evaluation: Part I: Effects of residential mobility on children of divorce. Family Court Review, 46(1), 136-149. Republished in M. K. Pruett (Ed.), Essays from the Family Court Review: Social Science Research (2013), 213-226.

Austin, W. G. (2008). Relocation, research and forensic evaluation: Part II: Research support for the relocation risk assessment model. Family Court Review, 46(2), 347-365. Republished in R. Deutsch (Ed.), Essays from the Family Court Review: Social Science Research (2013), 151-169.

Austin, W. G., & Gould, J. W. (2006). Exploring three Functions in Child Custody Evaluation for the Relocation Case: Prediction, Investigation, and Making Recommendations for a Long-Distance Parenting Plan. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 3, 65-110.

Kirkpatrick, H. D., & Austin, W. G. (2005). Response to Amundson, Lux, and Hindmarch: Critique of investigative practices article. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 2(4), 85-93.

Austin, W. G., & Kirkpatrick, H. D. (2004). The Investigation Component in Forensic Mental Health Evaluations: Considerations in the Case of Parenting Time Evaluations. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 1:2, 23-43.

Gould, J. W., Kirkpatrick, H. D., Austin, W. G., & Martindale, D. (2004). A Framework and Protocol for Providing a Forensic Work Product Review: Application to Child Custody Evaluations. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 1(3), 37-64.

Austin, W. G. (2002). Guidelines for Utilizing Collateral Sources of Information in Child Custody Evaluations. Family Court Review, 40, 177-184.

Austin, W. G. (2001). Partner Violence and Risk Assessment in Child Custody Evaluations. Family Court Review, 39, 483-496. Also published in Austin, W. G. (2005). Partner Violence and Risk Assessment in Child Custody Evaluations. In N. Ver Steegh (Ed.), Essays from the Family Court Review (pp. 104-117). New York: Blackwell. Originally published in Family Court Review, 39 ( 2001).

Austin, W. G. (2000).  A Forensic Psychology Model of Risk Assessment for Child Custody Relocation Law.  Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 38, 186-201. 

Austin, W. G. (2000).  Relocation Law and the Threshold of Harm: Integrating Legal and

            Behavioral  Perspectives. Family Law Quarterly, 34, 63-82.         

Austin, W. G. (2000). Risk Reduction Interventions for the Child Custody Relocation Case.  Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 33, 65-72.

Austin, W. G. (2000).  Assessing Credibility in Allegations of Martial Violence in the High-Conflict Child Custody Case.  Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 38, 462-477.

Austin, W. G., Williams, T. A., III, Worchel, S., Wentzel, A. A. & Siegel,  D. (1981).

Effect of mode of adjudication, presence of defense counsel, and favorability of verdict on observer's evaluation of a criminal trial, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 11, 281-300.

Austin, W. G. (1979). The concept of "dessert" and its influence on simulated decision

            makers' sentencing decisions, Law & Human Behavior, 3, 163-186.

Austin, W. G., Friedman, J.D., Martz, R.A. Hooe, G.S., & Ball, K.P. (1978). Responses to favorable sex discrimination,  Law & Human Behavior, 1, 283-298.

Austin, W. G. & Williams, T.A., III. (1977). A survey of judges' responses to simulated legal cases: A research note on sentencing disparity. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 68, 306-310.


Book Chapters

 

Parkinson, P, Cashmore, J., Taylor, N., Austin, W. G. (2016). Relocation, research, and child custody disputes. In. L. Drozd, M. Saini & N. Olesen (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court, sec. ed. (pp. 431-459).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Abidin, R. R., Flens, J. R. & Austin, W. G (2013). The Parenting Stress Index. In R. P. Archer & E. M. A. Wheeler (Eds.), Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments (2nd ed.; pp. 346-379). New York: Routledge.

Abidin, R. R., & Austin, W. G & Flens, J. R. (2016). The forensic uses and limitations of the Parenting Stress Index. In R. P. Archer (Ed.), Forensic uses of clinical assessment instruments (pp. 297-328). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Austin, W. G. (2012).  Relocation, research, and child custody disputes. In K. Kuehnle &  L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court (540-559).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Austin, W. G. (2012). Relocation Disputes in Colorado: Continuing Issues and Guidelines for Evaluators. In R. M. Smith  & S. A. Thomas (Eds.), Advocates for children: The CLR, CFI, and PRE in Colorado. Denver: Colorado Bar Association (pp. 227-244). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G. (2010). Relocation and forensic mental health evaluation in Colorado: Issues involving very young children. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado. Denver: Colorado Bar Association (pp. C-1 – C-23). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G. (2009). The child and family investigator's evaluation for the relocation case. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado (pp. C9-1 – C9-24). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G., Thomas, S., & Arnold, A. (2009). Domestic violence: Assessment of the issue of intimate partner violence by the Child and Family Investigator. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado (pp. C17-1 – C17-27). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Shuman, D. W. & Austin, W. G., &. (2008). Return of the ultimate issue issue: Talking to the court in child sexual abuse cases. In M. Connell & K. Kuehnle (Eds.). Critical issues in child sexual abuse assessment (pp. 491-500). New York: Wiley.

Austin, W. G. (2007).The child and family investigator's evaluation for the relocation case. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado. Denver: Colorado Bar Association (pp. C9-1 – C9-24). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G. (2006).The child and family investigator's evaluation for the relocation case. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado. Denver: Colorado Bar Association (pp. C9-1 – C9-20. Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G. (2005). The child and family investigator's evaluation for the relocation case. In R. M. Smith (Ed.), The role of the child and family investigator and the child’s legal representative in Colorado (pp. C9-1 – C9-28). Denver: Colorado Bar Association.

Austin, W. G. (2005). Partner Violence and Risk Assessment in Child Custody Evaluations. In N. Ver Steegh (Ed.), Essays from the Family Court Review (pp. 104-117). New York: Blackwell. Originally published in Family Court Review, 39 ( 2001).

Austin, W. G., & Gould, J. W. (2006). Exploring three Functions in Child Custody Evaluation for the Relocation Case: Prediction, Investigation, and Making Recommendations for a Long-Distance Parenting Plan. In P. M. Stahl & L. M. Drozd (Eds.), Relocation issues in child custody cases (pp. 63-108). New York: Hawthorne. [Originally published in Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 2006, 3, 65-110.]

Austin W. G. & Tobiasen, J. (1984). Legal justice and the psychology of conflict resolution (pp. 227-274). In R. Folger (Ed.), The Sense of Injustice: Social Psychological Perspectives.  New York: Plenum. 

Austin, W. G. & Utne, M.D. (1974). Sentencing: Discretion and justice in judicial decision making. In B.D. Sales (Ed.),  Psychology in the legal process.  New York: Spectrum, 363-394.

Austin, W. G., Walster, E., & Utne, M.K. (1976).  Equity and the law:  Effects of a harmdoer's "suffering in the act" on liking and assigned punishment (pp. 163-189).  In L. Berkowitz & E. Walster (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 9.  New York: Academic Press.

Other Social Science & Law Publications

Austin, W. G. (1976). Making sense of affirmative action. ASA Footnotes, 4 (November), 2.

Austin, W. G. (1976). Some observations on the study of psychology and law. American Legal Studies Newsletter, 3 (November), 7-12.

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Austin, W. G. (1987). Anxiety disorders.  In C.R. Reynolds & L. Mann (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education, Vol. 1, 104-107. New York: Wiley.

Austin, W. G. (1987). Childhood psychoses. In C.R. Reynolds & L. Mann (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education, Vol. 1, 311-313. New York: Wiley.

Austin, W. G. (1987). Psychoneurotic disorders. In C.R. Reynolds & L. Mann (Eds.), Encyclopedia of special education, Vol. 3, 1273-1275. New Work: Wiley.

Austin, W. G. &  Tobiasen, J. (1982). Moral evaluation in intimate relationships. In J. Greenberg & R. Cohen (Eds.), Equity and justice in social behavior (pp. 25-68).  New York. Academic Press.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY


BOOKS


Worchel, S., & Austin, W. G. (1986). (Eds.), The psychology of intergroup relations. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Austin, W. G. & Worchel, S. (Eds.) (1979). The social psychology of intergroup relations. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Collaborator on Walster, E., Walster, G.W. & Berschied, E. (1978). Equity: Theory and research.  Boston, Allyn & Bacon.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Austin, W. G., Walster, E., & Utne, M.K. (1976).  Equity and the law:  Effects of a harmdoer's "suffering in the act" on liking and assigned punishment.  In L. Berkowitz & E. Walster (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 9.  New York: Academic Press, 163-189.

Austin, W. G. (1986). Justice in intergroup conflict. In S. Worchel & W.G. Austin (Eds.) The psychology of intergroup relations. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 153-175.

Austin, W. G & Hatfield, E. (1980). Equity theory, power, and social justice. In G. Mikula (Ed.) Gerechtigkeit and soziale interaction.  Ben Switzerland: Huber, 25-68.  Justice and social interaction.  Bern Switzerland: Huber, 25-68.  Justice and social interaction.  New York: Springer-Verlag, 25-68.

Austin, W. G. (1979). Justice, freedom and self interest in intergroup relations. In W.G. Austin & S. Worchel (Eds.), The social psychology of inergroup relations.  Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole, 121-143. (Honorable mention award in the 1977 Gordon Allport intergroup relations competitions sponsored by the Society for the psychological Study of Social Issues & Division 9 of APA.)

Austin, W. G. (1977). Equity theory and social comparison processes. In J. Suls & R. Miller (Eds.), Social Comparison Theory: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Hemisphere, CA, 279-305.

Austin, W. G. &  Tobiasen, J. (1982). Moral evaluation in intimate relationships. In J. Greenberg & R. Cohen (Eds.), Equity and justice in social behavior (pp. 25-68).  New York. Academic Press.

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Austin, W. G., McGinn, N.C. & Susmilch, C. (1980). Internal standards revisited: Effects of social comparisons and expectancies on judgments of fairness and satisfaction, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 16,  426-441.

Austin, W. G. (1980). Friendship and fairness: Effect of type of relationship and task performance on choice of distribution rules. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 6 402-48.

Austin, W. G. (1979). Sex differences in bystander intervention in a theft.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 2110-2120.

Friedman, J. D. & Austin, W. G. (1978). Observers' reactions to an innocent victim: Effect of characterological information and degree of suffering.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4, 569-574.

Austin, W. G. & McGinn, N.C. (1977). Sex differences in choice of distribution rule. Journal of Personality, 45, 374-394.

Austin, W. G. (1975). Observer's reactions to transrelational justice. Sociometry (now Social Psychology Quarterly), 38, 474-496.

Austin, W. G. & Walster, E. (1974). Participants' reactions to "equity with the world," Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 10, 528-548.

Austin, W. G. & Susmilch, C. (1974). Comment on Lane and Messe's confusing clarification of equity theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30, 208-216.

Austin, W. G. & Walster, E. (1974). Reactions to confirmations and disconfirmations of expectancies of equity and inequity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30(2), 208-216.                                                                                                                               


[1] All litigated custody cases involve dysfunctional coparenting, e.g., parents are in court because the are at an impassed on how to share time and parental responsibilities with the children. Attorneys are well advised to portray their client as capable of engaging in facilitative gatekeeping/appropriate in coparenting, or their client is justified in being a restrictive-protective gatekeeper.

[2] All of Dr. Austin’s peer-reviewed articles and book chapters can be downloaded from his websites.

[3] All of Dr. Austin’s worshops have been presentations at Interdisciplinary Conferences for family law and child custody.

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