10 hours | 10 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Allegations of Alienation or Child Sexual Abuse in Custody Evaluations is presented by David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Child Custody Evaluation Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.
Forensic psychological evaluations that are conducted in conjunction with disputes that include allegations of alienation or of child sexual abuse are qualitatively different from other evaluations conducted in the context of litigation involving access to or custody of children.
The disputes are atypically contentious, and much of the information needed by the evaluator must be obtained from the children, making the development of child forensic interviewing skills critically important. This program focuses on the acquisition of these skills.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the primary sources of information used by evaluators in evaluations involving allegations of alienation or child sexual abuse
Describe the distinctions between alienation and related concepts such as alliance, affinity, estrangement, and visitation resistance
Describe the intrapsychic dynamics of the child that may contribute to alienation
Describe the ways in which children’s cognitive development affects the way in which sexual abuse is experienced and reported
Describe the elements of the child forensic interview process that serve to increase the accuracy of reporting by the child
Describe the pros and cons of using dolls and drawings in the child forensic interview
David A. Martindale, PhD, ABPP
David A. Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP (forensic) limits his practice to consulting with psychologists, attorneys, and state regulatory boards. He regularly lectures on issues pertaining to evaluations of comparative custodial suitability, served on the AFCC Child Custody Consulting Task Force, and was th...
2. Child Forensic Interviews
3. Increasing Accuracy
4. Alienation - Part 1
5. Alienation - Part 2
6. Allegations of Sexual Abuse - Part 1
7. Allegations of Sexual Abuse - Part 2
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