Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Sales, B., Beck, C. J., & Haan, R. K. (1993). Is self-representation a reasonable alternative to attorney representation in divorce cases? St. Louis University Law Journal [Health Law Symposium], 37, 553-605.

Beck, C. J. A., Sales, B. & Benjamin, G. A. H. (1995-96).  Lawyer distress: Alcohol-related problems and other psychological concerns among practicing lawyers.  Journal of Health & Law, 10(1), 1-60. (Lead article followed by 4 commentaries by scholars.)

Beck, C. J. A., & Sales, B. D. (2000).  A critical reappraisal of divorce mediation research and policy.  Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 5(1), 989-1056. 

Beck, C. J. A., & Frost, L. E. (2006).  Defining a threshold for client competence to participate in divorce mediation. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 12(1), 1-35.

Beck, C. J. A., & Frost, L. E. (2007). Competence as an element of “Mediation Readiness.” Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 25(2), 255-278.

Beck, C. J. A., Putterman (Levenson), M. D., Sbarra, D. A., & Mehl, M. R (2008). Parenting coordinator roles, program goals and services provided: Insights from the Pima County, Arizona program.  Journal Child Custody, Special Issue on Parenting Coordination, 5(1/2), 122-139.

Sisco, M. M., Becker, J. V., & Beck, C. J. A. (2008).  Looking forward and back: Sexual victimization prevention. Aggression and Violent Behavior 13, 261-275.

Beck, C. J. A., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., D'Onofrio, B. M. Fee, B., & Hill, F. (2009). Collaboration between judges and social science researchers in family law. (Invited paper.)  Special Issue of Family Court Review, 47(3), 451-467.

Beck, C. J. A., Walsh, M. E., & Weston, R. (2009). The difficult balance of safety versus access: Mediation agreements of families with intimate partner abuse. (Invited paper.) Special Issue of Family Court Review, 47(3), 401-415.

Beck, C. J. A., Menke, J. M., O’Hara Brewster, K., & Figueredo, A. J. (2009). The Relationship Behavior Rating Scale: Validation and expansion of a revised measure of intimate partner violence. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 50(1/2), 295-308.

Beck, C. J. A., Walsh, M. E., Mechanic, M. B., & Taylor, C. S. (2009).  Intimate partner violence screening and accommodations provided for safety in mandatory divorce mediation. Law and Human Behavior, 34, 227-240.

Tanha, M., Beck, C. J. A., Raghavan, C., & Figueredo, A. J. (2010).

             Coercive Control as a Motivational Factor for Intimate Partner Violence.    Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(10), 1836-1854. 

Beck, C. J. A., & Raghavan, C. (2010). Coercive control measures couple power dynamics in custody mediation.  Family Court Review, 48(3), 555-565.

Beck, C. J. A, Walsh, M. E., Ballard, R. H., Holtzworth-Monroe, A., Applegate, A., & Putz, J. W. (2010). Divorce mediation with and without legal representation: A focus on intimate partner violence and abuse. Family Court Review, 48(4), 631-645.

Holtzworth-Monroe, A., Beck, C. J. A, & Applegate, A. (2010). The Mediator’s Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns (MASIC): A screening interview for intimate partner violence and abuse available in the public domain. Family Court Review, 48(4), 646-662.

Ballard, R. H., Holtzworth-Monroe, A., Applegate, A., & Beck, C. J. A. (2011). Detecting Intimate Partner Violence in Family and Divorce Mediation. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 17(2), 241-263.

O’Hara Brewster, K., Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., & Benjamin, G. A. H. (2011)  Evaluating parenting coordinator programs: Encouraging results from a pilot testing a research methodology.  Journal of Child Custody, 8(4), 247-267.

Beck, C. J. A., Menke, J. M., & Figueredo, A. J. (2013). Validation of a measure of intimate partner abuse (Relationship Behavior Rating Scale-Revised) using item response theory analysis. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 54(1), 58-77.

Applegate, A. G., & Beck, C. J. A. (2013). Self-represented parties in mediation: 50 years later it remains the elephant in the room. 50th Anniversary Issue, Family Court Review, 51(1), 87-103.

Beck, C. J. A. (2013). Introduction from the Special Issue Editor, 50th Anniversary Issue, Family Court Review, 51(1), 7-19.

Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., O’Hara Brewster, K., & Benjamin, G. A. H. (2013). Couple level patterns of intimate partner violence and abuse in a large, epidemiological sample of divorcing couples: A latent class analysis. Journal Family Psychology, 27(5), 743–753.

Davidson, R. D., O’Hara, K. L., & Beck, C. J.A. (2014). Psychological and biological processes in children associated with high conflict parental divorce. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Family Law Special Issue, 65(1), 29-44.

Pokman, V., Rossi, F.S., Holtzworth-Munroe, A.G., Beck, C. J. A., Applegate, A.G., & D’Onofrio, B.M. (2014). Mediator’s assessment of safety issues and concerns (MASIC): Reliability and validity of a new intimate partner violence screen. Assessment, 21(5), 529-542.

Rossi, F. S., Holtzworth-Munroe, A. Applegate, A. G., Beck, C. J. A., Adams, J. M., & Hale, D. F. (2015). Detection of intimate partner violence and its impact on recommendation for joint family mediation: A randomized controlled trial of the Mediator’s Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns and a standard clinic screen.  Psychology, Public Policy & Law, 21(3), 239-251.

Frost, L. E., & Beck, C. J. A. (2016). Meeting the increasing demands on family attorneys representing clients with mental health challenges. Family Court Review, 51(1), 39-50.

Davidson, R. D., & Beck, C. J. A. (2016). Using couple-level patterns of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse to Predict Divorce Outcomes. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 23(1), 85-95.

O’Hara, K. L., Duchschere, J., Beck, C. J. A., & Lawrence, E. (In Press online 2016). Adolescent-to-Parent Violence: A call for theory development and standardized research methodologies toward translating empirical knowledge into effective, collaborative, and systematic practices. Adolescent Research Review.

Figueredo, A. J., Garcia. R. A., Menke, J. M., Jacobs, W. J., Gladden, P. R., Bianchi, J., Patch, E. A., Beck, C. J. A., Kavanagh, P. S., Sotomayor-Peterson, M., Li, N. P., & Jiang, F. (2017).  The K-SF-42: A new short form of the Arizona Life History Battery. Evolutionary Psychology, January-March, 1-12.

Duchschere, J. E., Beck, C. J., Stahl, R. (Accepted ,March, 2017). Qualitative examination of roles of guardians ad litem and children’s attorneys in dependency cases. Juvenile and Family Court Journal.

Rossi, F. S., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A. G., Beck, C. J., Adams, J., & Hale, D. F. (Accepted, April, 2017). Shuttle and Online Mediation: A Review of Available Research and Implications for Separating Couples Reporting Intimate Partner Violence or Abuse. Family Court Review.

Figueredo, A.J, Jacobs, W.J., Gladden, P.R., Bianchi, J., Patch, E.A., Beck, C.J.A., Kavanagh, P.S, Sotomayor-Peterson, M., & Jiang, F. (Accepted, May, 2017). Intimate partner violence, interpersonal aggression, and life history strategy. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

 

Books and Research Monographs

Sales, B., Beck, C. J. & Haan, R. E. (1993).  Self-representation in divorce cases.  Chicago, Il:  American Bar Association.  (A Research Monograph)

Beck, C. J. A., & Sales, B. D. (2001).  Family mediation: Facts, myths and future prospects.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Beck, C. J. A., Walsh, M. E., Mechanic, M. B., Figueredo, A. J., & Chen, M. K. (2011). Intimate partner abuse in divorce mediation: Outcomes from a long-term multi-cultural study. (Document No. 236868). Research Monograph. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice. (Peer Reviewed).

Gass, D., Beck, C. J. A., Messing, J. et al. (2014). Domestic Violence Preliminary Intervention Plan: Assessment and Early Intervention for alleged abusers, abused persons, and children. Summit Report, Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

 

Book Chapters

d'Estree, T.P., Beck, C. J. A., and Colby, B.G. (2004). Defining and evaluating success in environmental conflict resolution, p. 15-54.  In Tamra Pearson d'Estree and Bonnie G. Colby, d'Estrée, T.P., & Colby, B.G. (2004).  Braving the currents:  Evaluating conflict resolution in the river basins of the American West. Norwell, MA:  Kluwer.

Beck, C. J. A., Sales, B. D. and Emery, R. E. (2004).  The impact of research on mediation practice.  In J. Folberg, A. Milne, & P. Salem (Eds.). Mediating Family and Divorce Disputes: Current Practices and Applications (pp. 447-482).  Guilford Press.   (Invited Book Chapter). 

Beck, C. J. A., & Tanha, M. (2009).  Mediation, Marriage Dissolution.  In H. T. Ries & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (Volume 2; pp. 1085-1088).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Figueredo, A.J., Gladden, P.R., & Beck, C. J. A. (2012).  Intimate partner violence and life history strategy. In A. Goetz & T. Shackelford, (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sexual Conflict In Humans, Chapter 5 (pp. 72-99). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Sbarra, D. & Beck, C. J. A. (2013). Divorce and close relationships: Findings, themes and future directions. In J. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships, Chapter 36 (pp. 795-824). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tehee, M., Beck, C. J. A. & Anderson, E. (2013).  Sex differences in intimate partner abuse victimization. Invited book chapter. In C. Raghavan (Ed.) Domestic Violence: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Dialogue, Northeastern University Press, Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law on Gender, Crime and Law, pp. 53-78.

Benjamin, G. A. H. & Beck, C. J. A. (Accepted Fall, 2016). Major legal cases that have influenced mental health ethics. In M. Leach and L. Welfel (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Applied Ethics.

Book Reviews and Newsletter Articles

Beck, C. J. A. (2007).  Book Review. Mending Broken Families: Social Policies for Divorced Families:  How Effective Are They?  Emily M. Douglas.  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(3), 888-889.

Levenson, M. D., Beck, C. J. A., Mehl, M. R., & Sbarra, D. A. (2007). An exploratory study of the Parenting Coordinator Program in Pima County. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Newsletter, (Summer 2007), 1-2. 

Frost, L., E., & Beck, C. J. A. (2010). Gauging client competence. Family Mediation News, Spring, 2010.

Holtzworth-Monroe, A., Beck, C. J. A, & Applegate, A. (2010). Intimate Partner Violence Screening Tool (2010). Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Monthly E-Newsletter, 5(10), October, 2010.

Benjamin, G. A. H., & Beck, C. J. (Accepted Fall, 2016). Lessons from high stakes psychological assessments: Embracing transparency and procedural justice throughout evaluations. California Psychologist.

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