Ideally, a psychological evaluation in a child custody or child protection case is ordered by the court, with Dr. Humphrey identified as the court-ordered evaluator. However, there are also occasions on which parents or their attorneys might wish to have an independent evaluation performed.
Once Dr. Humphrey is retained to conduct an evaluation, he will contact the parents to participate in a series of interviews. He will also conduct psychological testing. If possible, Dr. Humphrey will also see the parents with the child(ren), conduct home visits, interview professionals or acquaintances who may be able to provide helpful insight, and review any pertinent documents.
When these steps are completed, a report is prepared and disseminated in a manner established at the outset of the process.