AFCC Webinars

Implicit and Cognitive Bias

Potential Impact of Implicit and Cognitive Bias

January 23, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time


Humans struggle with managing complex information, and there is little in law and psychology that is more complex than high conflict divorce. When engaging with individual family members, we are likely to have an instant reaction to what we see and hear. Additionally, when trying to understand family complexities, we are at risk of over-simplifying the material, limiting the information to a single story or engaging in heuristics such as anchoring or confirmatory bias. This webinar will address these potential influences with a focus on reducing their impact.

Philip Stahl, PhD, ABPP is a forensic psychologist in private practice, living in Maricopa County, AZ, who provides consultation and expert witness testimony in child custody litigation throughout the United States. His primary area of specialty is relocation, including complex international relocations. Dr. Stahl is licensed in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Michigan. He conducts trainings throughout the United States and internationally for attorneys, child custody evaluators, and others working with high-conflict families of divorce. He is on the faculty of National Judicial College and regularly speaks at state judicial colleges. Along with his teaching, Dr. Stahl has written extensively on high-conflict divorce and custody evaluations. He is the author of Conducting Child Custody Evaluations: From Basic to Advanced Issues, (Sage Publications, 2010) and Parenting After Divorce, 2nd Edition (Impact Publishers, 2008) and is co-author, with Dr. Robert Simon, of Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation: A Handbook for Work Product Review, Case Preparation, and Expert Testimony, (American Bar Association Section of Family Law, 2013), which has a chapter on the impact of Cognitive Biases in child custody work.

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