Evaluation for Child Custody

Presented By David Martindale, PhD, ABPP
David Martindale, PhD, ABPP

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Evaluation for Child Custody is presented by David Martindale, PhD, ABPP.

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 effectively manage pre-evaluation contacts with attorneys, litigants, and the court; how to develop a detailed statement of understanding; and how to conduct forensic interviews of adults and children. Report writing, testimony, and risk management procedures are also addressed.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

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 Assessmentinstruments

Describe the goals of psychological testing

Describe risk management procedures

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Presented By

David Martindale, PhD, ABPP

Dr. David Martindale, a diplomate in forensic psychology (ABPP), functions as a consultant to psychologists, attorneys, and state regulatory boards. He received his license as a psychologist in New York in 1972 and received certification as a health service provider in psychology from the National R...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

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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