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I am a foster parent for San-Mateo County, and Dr.Leslie Packer was brought in to do a psych eval on my foster daughter. I was taken aback at how she was interested in me and my family as part of my foster daughters evaluation. She was patient and listened intently. She was not so serious that she couldn't laugh along side of me at some of the things we discussed. And the way she took an invested interest in my foster daughters relationship bond with her bio father, brought me to tears, I have never seen a medical professional, give so much of their time for the good of a child.
Thank you Dr. Packer... :)
At this point I think the class action suit could go against the board as well . . . Duty to act, failed to act, injury resulted . . . . textbook negligence.
Packer saw my child without my consent. Additionally, she refused to answer my questions regarding her practice philosophies, stating I would need to schedule a meeting (billable time) to address my concerns and suggested continuing seeing my son in the meantime.
These complaints are real. They appear to all have objective merit . . . from concerned fathers, not angry men. And most suspicious is the complete void of a single positive remark in over 2 years.
Caveat Emptor Boni Patris
Leslie S. Packer is a con-artist. She is absolutely biased against fathers. Her interest is not doing what's best for children. If you trust her, thinking the custody evaluation is unbiased and try to convey your point-of-view to a 2-sided story, she will use it against you. She'll try to explain away any positives for the father and reach conclusions to support the mother without any facts, merely hearsay and anecdotes. She will conveniently lose notes from conversations to prevent implicating herself when she writes her recommendations. She works backwards from her own conclusions and cherry-picks content out-of-context to support her conclusions, rather than performing a truly unbiased evaluation---basically, like cheating on a term paper. If she is your custody evaluator and you cannot get out of the contract, insist on recording your meetings, even if it costs extra, or have a friend present to do so. If you can, drop her immediately, no matter how much you've committed. Otherwise, you'll pay a lot more than money in the long run. This woman has been complained about and in trouble so many times, yet nothing has been done about her and she continues to harm children and fathers. I'd like to suggest to all those who have been harmed by her to form an alliance for a class action lawsuit. Maybe the Psychology Board will take action finally.
Works for Mom's lawyers – Its obvious "Dr Packer" is biased towards the ex-wife in a divorce - I should know - I've been paying for her "counseling" for my 6 and 8 year old and she's never even tried to speak to me to hear my side.
Reply here if you similarly dissatisfied by your ex wife's lawyer's recommendation for a counselor
Warning: Incompetent Evaluator Ahead – DO NOT GET FOOLED BY THE PACKAGING!!!
Leslie Packer was, probably in the 1970's, relevant as a custody evaluator when the presumption that moms were better off watching and raising children.
Year's later - and after royally screwing up in the Rex Anderson case - Leslie Packer still hangs out her shingle and pretends to be qualified to evaluate custody matters.
Nothing could be farther from the truth!
Leslie Packer is biased. Leslie Packer doesn't listen. Leslie Packer produces 'reports' that read like a 9th grade freshman completing 7th grade english for the 3rd time!
DO NOT UTILIZE Leslie Packer for a custodial evaluations!
Leslie S. Packer should not practice. AVOID HER ! – Birdi 111 wrote that Leslie S. Packer is unfit to be an evaluator, that she misconstrues facts, even from official documents and so on...
Birdi 111 is absolutely correct. Leslie S. Packer has no business evaluating custody cases. She is oblivious to facts and has probably caused untold damage to many families, certainly to mine. She does not listen, she does not weigh facts, and she misrepresents them in her evaluations. She writes inconsistent evaluations and when confronted with that, just denies it, goes back to her MS Word file, deletes the inconsistencies that detract from her position, that you have pointed out, and hands you a new page. I have well documented proof to that effect.
Warning! Unfit to be an evaluator! Look for someone else! – She has misconstrued many facts even from official documents that were provided her! She even wrote in her report that I had discussed matters with her that we hadn't even discussed just to make me look incompetent as a parent!
We fired her because she created "her own law" which violates the role of an evaluator. Her report was sealed because my ex didn't want us to depose her for fear that we would expose the numerous contradictions of her own report revealing how great her bias was because of my religious beliefs.
Avoid Leslie Packer – Avoid.
This woman took over $5,000 for her "report" in my divorce.
Packer didn't believe me when I told her about my ex-wife's violence and thought I was trying to “manipulate the children” when they told her about their mother.
My ex-wife continued being violent after our divorce but she took it out on the kids instead of on me.
CPS got involved after she was finally 5150’d. That cost the State quite a bit of money in evaluations, classes, court appearances etc.
All could have been avoided if only Packer was competent and unbiased.
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