Predictors of Custody and Visitation Decisions by a Family Court Clinic
Civil litigation often has profound psychological consequences for plaintiffs and defendants alike. For those individuals who are involved in ongoing psychotherapy, or those who enter psychotherapy during litigation, the stress of litigation often adds to whatever issues produced the lawsuit. This article below reviews the effects of that stress, the mechanisms through which it arises, and its manifestations in psychotherapy and offers suggestions to increase psychotherapist awareness of the influence of litigation stress on treatment.
At Potomac Psychiatry, our forensic psychiatric experts can help attorneys not only answer their questions at the intersection of psychiatry and law, but also provide insights into the psychodynamics of client management, deposition preparation as well as serving as a broker with client mental health providers who may be guarded to appropriately cooperate with legal requests.