20 hours | 20 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation for Child Custody 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.
This program provides an introduction to and an overview of custody and parenting evaluations and addresses advanced topics, including relocation requests, allegations of intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, and alienation.
Participants learn how to manage pre-evaluation contacts with attorneys, litigants effectively, and the court, develop a detailed statement of understanding, and conduct forensic interviews of adults and children. Report writing, testimony, and risk management procedures are also addressed.
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 how to effectively manage pre-evaluation contacts with attorneys, litigants, and the court
Describe how to develop a detailed statement of understanding
Describe how to conduct forensic interviews of adults and children
Describe evaluations that involve relocation requests
Describe the importance of record keeping and report writing procedures
Describe testimony procedures
Describe the importance of record keeping
Describe the factors to consider in selecting assessment instruments
Describe the goals of psychological testing
Describe risk management procedures
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. Remember the Old Stuff
3. Record Keeping
4. Getting Off to a Clean Start
5. The Evaluative Process
6. Factors to Consider in Selecting Assessment Instruments
7. Interpreting, Reporting, and Releasing Assessment Data
8. Maximizing the Usefulness of Collateral Source Information
9. Report Writing
10. Advanced Topics
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