Yearly Archives: 2017

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Loudoun CPS – Dr. Mary Lindahl (expert witness?)

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On paper and from the description listed on the MaryMount University website located here, on the surface it is impressive. During your case, it is advised not to be starstruck and take a closer look at Dr. Mary Lindahl.  Lets look at the qualifications:

  • The bio lists the Fairfax County  Fire and Rescue v. Mottram (2002) case it does not list the Kendrick decision in Arlington County. Lindahl  testified for the mother that abuse had occurred but fortunately Judge Kendrick also had the benefit of Dr. Maggie Bruck’s testimony. 
  • The bio doesn’t list the Monica Zveare case, in which Dr. Lindahl concealed several statements from a child witness for years. 
  •  The bio doesn’t list Dr. Lindahl’s behavior during therapy and how she undermines it
  • Dr. Lindahl was the subject of two complaints to the Virginia Board of Psychology due to her behavior in the Zveare case.

My recommendation for you and your attorney is to question Dr. Lindahl very intensively.  An example is below

Question: During your therapy, if a child state that nothing happened, how do you respond to this,

Question:  If a child does recant do you have a protocol for telling someone.

Question: Who would you tell,

Question. In the past has there been a case in which you did not report the retractions.

You need to question her very critically and very intensively.

 

 

 

 

Loudoun CPS – Monica Zveare – When the children get older

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The case of Ray Spencer should server as an inspiration to the falsely accused. The children will remember the truth and begin to see the lies of the falsely accusing parent . It is important to keep all of your case files, videos and audios. Your child will want to see this. and know what happened.

 

Loudoun CPS – Dr. Mary Lindahl

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One of the latest offerings from Dr. Mary Lindahl, unfortunately is not surprising. I am referring to the article she co-authored  with Lisa Hunt titled “Reunification in Intrafamilial Child Abuse Cases: A Model for Intervention: REUNIFICATION IN INTRAFAMILIAL CHILD ABUSE CASES”  which can be found in the Journal   , Family Court Review (April 2016).

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Loudoun County – Lorrie Sinclair Judicial Selection (Bruce McLaughlin Case)

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Sometimes what you don’t say is as important , if not more,  than what you do say.  Specifically, I am referring to judicial evaluations.  Virginia is one of the very few states where the legislators appoint candidates to the bench.  Along with this, the legislators highly value the opinion of the local bar associations and other committees in making the various appointments.

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