"I greatly appreciate and admire this work completed by Norman Hoffman, PhD. As a psychiatrist I feel constantly under undue pressure from my clients and their families to resolve complex life problems by making a medical diagnosis and treatment plan. This "pressure to fix" is, I am sure, felt even more strongly by mental health professionals when imposed upon by the parents and teachers of difficult children. Finally, someone has had the courage to tell the harsh truth that no one wants to hear.
Dr. Hoffman coins a new diagnostic label, Uncaring Child Syndrome, which I believe is an accurate description of the core pathology in this group of children. Dr. Hoffman proposes an improvement program for uncaring children that teaches us the sooner we recognize the condition and respond appropriately, the better the chance there will be a positive outcome."
MD. Psychiatrist, The American Board of Psychology and Neurology, New Smyrna Beach FL
"Brilliant and ahead of his time, Dr. Hoffman is a clinical pioneer who clearly demonstrates the power of effective management of difficult children."
Valerie G. Watt,
PhD, LCSW Counseling & Psychotherapy Center of Ormond Beach, FL
"It would have been impossible without the assistance of Dr. Hoffman's book to help our son at home and school."
Terry Ann Kaye, Mother
"Dr. Hoffman's book provides a highly readable guide to understanding and parenting of uncaring children. The case examples are illustrative and instructional."
Thomas H Harrell,
Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology
"Dr. Hoffman's Improvement Program outlined in this book have been extremely helpful and taught me to redefine my own parenting skills. I now avoid getting upset, am calmer with my son, and feel more energy than I have in years."
Paula Shepherd, Mother
“Dr. Norman Hoffman’s Child Custody Evaluator’s Certification Training Manual instantly brings into focus, to both mental health professionals and attorneys, the critical issues which must be addressed under Florida law in child custody cases.”
Honorable Dawn Nichols
FL Bar No. 971839
“Child Custody Evaluator’s Certification Training” is a valuable tool for attorneys involved in contested custody proceedings. It combines the legal aspects of child custody litigation with the practical facet of child custody evaluations from the prospective of the expert evaluator
Rick Brown, J.D.
Daytona Beach Family Law Attorney Former Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator
“Dr. Hoffman’s training program is an excellent guide for all mental health professionals and those involved in the legal profession who work with families going through divorce. This training reminds/teaches the professional to remain unbiased and keep the child’s interest in the forefront regardless of the emotionality of the family dynamics.”