Dorcy and I will be hiring a team of psychologists to provide independent professional consultation for the Custody Resolution Method data profiles.
My role as the Director of Psychological Services for the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute; CRM is to serve as the professional psychology interface between this team of psychologists and the client, Dorcy Pruter and the Custody Resolution Method.
These psychologist consultants have two inter-changeable roles, either to psychology-tag compiled data profiles for categories of possible concern evidenced in the data, or to write concise and focused trauma-informed reports regarding the data profile.
When I was a practicum student at Pacific Clinics, we did this all the time for Child Behavior Checklists, we’d be given the CBCLs and we would write up brief reports describing the data profile of the CBCL. Same thing, only at a more advanced level of analysis. Back then I was a doctoral student, we’re hiring licensed psychologists.
Dorcy Pruter and I will train on the CRM profiles, the psychology coding data categories, and the structured treatment-focused reports generated from the data profiles. I will provide additional advanced professional training seminars in attachment pathology, family systems therapy, and complex trauma. Our goal is to achieve the highest caliber of professional consultation possible for the client, Dorcy Pruter and CRM, relying on the standard and established domains of professional psychology.
As the Director of Psychological Services for CCPI; Custody Resolution Method, I will co-sign all consultant reports and will assume professional responsibility for the report. If testimony is required surrounding the professional consultation reports for the Custody Resolution Method, I will be available to provide this testimony support.
If the report-writing psychologist wishes to gain professional development experience in providing court testimony, then they can select to testify in support of the report and I will provide whatever mentorship support they request.
I have supervised interns and post-doctoral fellows at an APA accredited internship through Children’s Hospital, and I supervised licensed staff, post-docs, and interns as the Clinical Director for a three-university childhood assessment and treatment center. In my view as an old senior staff psychologist, this psychologist consultant position is an ideal position for an early career psychologist.
The psychology data tagging is all computer based. When Dorcy has a CRM data profile ready for psychological analysis, she will provide the computer profile to me. We will select a psychologist for psychology-tagging the data regarding issues of concern evidenced in the data profile. Tagging categories and criteria are operationally defined, and training is provided for reliability and validity of tagging.
Once this first psychologist has tagged the data at a professional level, using structured and defined criteria, then this tagged profile is sent to a second psychologist who produces the report based on the tagged profile created by the first psychologist. This report writing psychologist has access to the raw data if needed.
Since all of this is computer-mediated, both the psychologist who tags the data for psychology issues of concern and the psychologist consultant who writes the report can work from home, profile by profile as fits their schedule.
As the Director of Psychological Services for CRM, I need a psychology degree (not necessarily licensed) for the psychology tagging of profiles. This is a good position for a post-doc. For the report writing, I need licensed psychologists. We will co-sign; joint responsibility for content. This is a good position for an early career psychologist.
As the Director of Psychological Services, I will be aware of all profiles being processed and I will be available for support as sought. In addition, once this team is formed, then the psychologists who are part of this CRM psychology team can provide inter-psychologist consultation within the team.
Except for the psychology reports signed solely by Dr. Childress, for which I take personal responsibility, all CRM reports will be signed by at least two psychologists. All CRM reports will rely solely on the established knowledge of professional psychology; attachment, family systems therapy, personality disorder pathology, complex trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Will train. This is a good position for an early career psychologist. Work from home at your schedule. Training seminars with Dr. Chilldress in attachment, complex trauma, personality pathology, and family systems therapy. Gain experience in analyzing data profiles using attachment constructs, constructs from trauma and complex trauma, family systems therapy (both Structural and Strategic), and personality pathology constructs and principles.
Work collaboratively with Dr. Childress and Dorcy Pruter for a year and a half; two years (longer if you’d like). You’ll be one of the top trauma-informed psychologists for court-involved family conflict. The courts are going to need psychologists who can conduct a trauma-informed clinical psychology assessment of attachment-related pathology. You can do that. You’ve been trained specifically for just that thing, you’ve analyzed family symptom data across many situations, doing an assessment is simply collecting the data yourself, through clinical interviews.
And things are emerging. I anticipate that there will emerge an increasing desire for AB-PA pilot programs for the family courts. Psychologists will be needed to staff these pilot programs, and psychologists will be needed to lead these programs. I’m just one psychologist. I’ve offered myself to direct one location if it emerges within the next few years. So that’s one. What about the rest that will emerge? I’m an old guy headed for retirement. Who will provide clinical leadership for these pilot programs for the family courts?
And hey, Dorcy’s a lot of fun. She’s serious no-nonsense, and she laughs a lot. That’s always a good thing. There’s worse things in life than working for Dorcy and Dr. C, especially if you’re just setting out on your career. We need top, we expect top, we’ll also train, so what we need most is the desire to be top.
This is important to understand if you choose to apply to the CRM psychology team of consultants, the CRM profiles and reports may become court evidence. This requires that all procedures and reports be at the highest professional caliber possible. If that works for you, then apply.
The Conscious Co-Parenting Institute and Custody Resolution Method expects the highest standards of professional knowledge and professional standards of practice from its consultant team. Will train.
Applications will be through the Conscious Co-Parenting Institute. We’ll be looking for between four to eight consulting psychologists. Dorcy’s setting up her application process now and it should be available shortly.
In the meantime, if you’re an interested early career psychologist who wants to apply to join Dr. Childress and Dorcy Pruter as a Custody Resolution Method consultant, send me your vitae and I’ll pass it along to Dorcy. She’ll have her own set of questions. I’ll participate in the hiring process. It’s her call, it’s her team of consultants. Good luck, it is a great opportunity.
If you’re a psychologist and have the chance to work with Dorcy Pruter… well, look at my decision. She is a top caliber professional across the board, and it is my pleasure and honor to work with her. Love to have you join us. You have to desire excellence.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857
Director of Psychological Services,
Conscious Co-Parenting Institute, CRM