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Dr. Yohananoff is a licensed trilingual (English, Hebrew, Italian) psychologist in New York State. He has vast experience in conducting forensic evaluations in particular as they pertain to matters of family law and specifically related to all aspects of custody matters and parental fitness. His clinical experience is complemented by his didactic experience gained through teaching a graduate-level course in forensic psychology at the City College of New York (CCNY) and by various presentations, most recently at the 50th annual anniversary conference of the Association of Family Court and Conciliation (AFCC) in Los Angeles. Dr. Yohananoff is appointed to the Mental Health Professional Panel, First and Second Judicial Department in the State of New York. He is a member of  AFCC and has been elected to serve as a board member in its local NY Chapter.  Dr. Yohananoff is also a member of the American Psychology-Law Society, of the New York State Interdisciplinary Forum for Mental Health and Family Law and of the New York State Psychological Association and its forensic division.

Child Custody

Custody evaluations are typically thought of as being the most complex type of forensic evaluations. In these evaluations the hired expert is asked to conduct a comparative study of parental strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the best sharing-time arrangements between each parent and a particular child. The guiding principle in child custody evaluations is what constitutes the “child’s best interest.”

Typically, child custody evaluations are a lengthy process which may include multiple meetings with each party, psychological testing, parent-children interaction, and the gathering of extensive collateral information from various sources (e.g., therapists, schools, etc.)

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Attorney Services

Psychologists can assist the Court and attorneys in a multitude of ways, including:

  • by providing an expert opinion to the Court,
  • by consulting with attorneys in order to develop an overall coherent strategy designed to challenge another expert witness's opinion (this is typically done through the formulation of appropriate direct or cross examination questions.)
  • by educating an attorney about psychological issues he/she might not be familiar with, in order to facilitate the attorney's effective advocacy for his/her client.

Psychologists can also assist attorneys by reviewing peer products to highlight strengths and weaknesses of a particular product in an effort to assist the hiring attorney.

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It denotes only my membership at AFCC and it does not imply in any way an endorsement by AFCC of this practice.