A. To be considered competent to conduct child custody evaluations, a psychologist shall have education, training, experience, or supervision in the following areas:
(1) Child and adult development and psychopathology;
(2) Family dynamics and psychopathology, including the impact of divorce;
(3) Maryland law governing:
(b) Child custody proceedings;
(c) Child abuse and neglect; and
(d) Family violence; and
(4) Performing psychological assessments of:
(b) Adults; and
B. A psychologist conducting a child custody evaluation shall have competence to effectively address common issues that may arise in conducting child custody evaluations such as:
(5) Gender identity;
(7) National origin;
(11) Sexual orientation; and
(12) Socioeconomic status.
C. A psychologist shall have an awareness of the literature relevant to conducting child custody evaluations.