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SBCPA SALON: Shelter From the Storm: Protecting Children From Custody Conflict

  • 17 Jul 2020
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • @ Zoom-participants will be emailed a link

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SBCPA SALON:
Shelter From the Storm: Protecting Children From Custody Conflict
with Ronald Iverson, Ph.D.

Course Outline:

5:15-5:30pm - Greet, sign in, and socialize
5:30-6:50pm - Presentation of topic (following the below description and objectives)
6:50-7pm - Q&A/evaluations 

This 1½ hour presentation will analyze some of the most challenging issues clinicians face when treating parents and children who are involved in child custody conflicts. Topics will include:

  1. The impact of post-separation parental conflict on children 

  2. Differentiation of court-involved therapy from other processes 

  3. How children contribute to post-separation parental conflict

  4. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in child custody cases.

  5. Systemic treatment when there is resistance to or refusal of contact with a parent

  6. Child abuse allegations in child custody cases

  7. The therapist’s relationship to the family law court

  8. Resources for high conflict parents

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe research on the impact of post-separation parental conflict on children

  2. Compare court-involved therapy from various models of service delivery in child custody cases

  3. List ethical and clinical issues relative to conducting court-involved therapy, including when there are issues of intimate partner violence, resistance/refusal of parental contact, child abuse allegations

  4. Describe legal, ethical, and practice issues related to court subpoenas and testimony

  5. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to coordinate with and refer to appropriate resources in the community

References:

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2010), Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy, Accessed February 2020 at: https://www.afccnet.org/Portals/0/PublicDocuments/CEFCP/Guidelines


Joyce, A. N. (2016). “High-conflict divorce: A form of child neglect.” Family Court Review, Vol. 54, Number 4, 642656.


Kelly, J., (2010) “Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Child and Adolescent Adjustment Following Separation and Divorce: Social Science Applications,” in Drozd, I., Saini, M.  and Olesen, N., Eds., Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court (2nd Edition), p. 48, Oxford University Press, NY.


Kelly, J. and Johnson, M., (2008), “Differentiation Among Types of Intimate Partner Violence: Research Update and Implications for Interventions,” Family Court Review, Vol. 46, Number 3.


Joyce, A. N. (2016). “High-conflict divorce: A form of child neglect.” Family Court Review, Vol. 54, Number 4, 642656.

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

This salon will be held via zoom.





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