Randy also provides Family Court-related clinical services, particularly in the context of divorce. He is sought out for his expertise in providing evaluations and counseling for individuals and families experiencing custody and parenting time problems. In particular, he provides clinical services where parental alienation, domestic abuse, sexual acting out, or substance abuse has been alleged or identified in families. He has had contractual relationships with Kalamazoo and Allegan counties’ Friend of the Court providing evaluation and counseling services and has also provided court-ordered evaluation and counseling for families in Kent and other surrounding counties. His guiding principle is to be an impartial and truth-seeking evaluator. He aspires to serve the best interests of the children in Custody and Parenting Time disputes and to approach evaluations with multiple hypotheses, pursuing important information from various data sources. Rather than approach an evaluation with a confirmatory bias, he works to have the data inform his conclusions and recommendations.
In addition to his clinical work at the Men’s Resource Center, Randy offers consultation services, staff training, and workshops for schools, churches, and counseling agencies on issues related to working with men and boys. He also conducts men’s retreats related to fathering, men’s development and identity, and relationships.
Co-author of Stop Hurting the Woman You Love: Breaking the Cycle of Abusive Behavior, one of the field’s leading anger management books, Randy continues to write articles for web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is frequently interviewed by local and state news agencies on issues related to men and raising boys.
Randy is a member of the Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team, past president and active member of the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, past member of the Subcommittee of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Welfare and Domestic Violence and the Child and Family Resource Council and a past appointee to Michigan’s State Court Administrator’s Office Work Group on Training Requirements on Domestic Violence for Mediators. He is also an active member of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts, and has been honored as an Outstanding Alumni of Western Michigan University’s Counseling Psychology Program as well as a Vagina Warrior from the Vagina Monologues.