Marvin W. Acklin, Ph.D., ABAP, ABPP
Diplomate in Clinical, Assessment, & Forensic Psychology
850 W. Hind Drive, Suite 203 Honolulu, Hawaii 96821-1845
808.373.3880/ 808.373.1158 (fax)

Dr. Marvin AcklinMARVIN W. ACKLIN, PhD, ABPP, ABAP is a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Dr. Acklin specializes in psychological evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. He is an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, and families. He consults with various private and public agencies. He serves as a forensic consultant and expert witness in civil and criminal matters and has been qualified as an expert in a variety of areas in Hawai'i state, federal military, and immigration Courts. He is an experienced child custody evaluator. Dr. Acklin is on the teaching faculty, Department of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, and the Department of Psychiatry, Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Acklin has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the area of psychological evaluation. Dr. Acklin is a Diplomate in Clinical, Assessment, and Forensic Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology, American Board of Forensic Psychology, and American Board of Assessment Psychology) and fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Clinical Psychology and Independent Practice), Society for Personality Assessment, and Academy of Clincal Psychology. He is listed with the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.

Co-Director, Pacific Forensic Associates, Inc.
Pacific Forensic Associates Inc. provides professional and comprehensive forensic risk assessment services utilizing state-of-the-art technology, behavioral science, and actuarial instruments. Pacific Forensic Associates Inc. specializes in all aspects of risk assessment and consultation.

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Tab One

Finding a Competent Parenting Counselor

Therapists who work with clients, whether children, adolescents, or adults, in court proceedings must have specialized training and knowledge to avoid harm. This list of recognized and professionally skilled Court Involved Therapist may help parents find a trustworthy clinician... Read More

Concepts, Assessment, & Treatment

Concepts, Assessment, & Treatment of Children Who Refuse Visitation Children who refuse visitation of parents during and after divorce disputes pose serious challenges to the parents, attorneys, courts, and parents. This presentation reviews the best thinking in child alienation case... Read More

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Understanding Sex Offending Behavior

Understanding Sex Offending Behavior Non-professionals are frequently bewildered in understanding, treating, and reducing future risk of re-offending. Basic knowledge of transgressive behavior is essential to providing effective and humane treatment for the protection of society. This brief paper outlines some basic psychological principles in understanding the management of sex offense behavior...Read More

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Best Practice Standards for Child Custody Evaluators

Parents and attorney frequently ask whether child custody evaluators are qualified by training, education, and experience to conduct this most challenging and complex type of forensic assessment. The Family Court of the First promulgated a series efforts at reform in the qualification, appointment, and procedures for CEs. This presentation for a family law seminar outlines the new standards...Read More


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Marvin W. Acklin, Ph.D., ABAP, ABPP
Diplomate in Clinical, Assessment, & Forensic Psychology
850 W. Hind Drive, Suite 203 Honolulu, Hawaii 96821-1845
808.373.3880/ 808.373.1158 (fax)


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