2020 Child Custody Evaluation Annual Update 8-hour Training

alt Course: 2020 Child Custody Evaluation Annual Update 8-hour Training

alt Instructor:Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP

alt Approved for 8.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

alt This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video



This is an intermediate/advanced level child custody course designed to provide evaluators with up to date information regarding relevant scientific knowledge which evaluators should possess. When conducting child custody evaluators, it is critical to understand how biases and heuristics can impact evaluators impressions and decision-making. Understanding these cognitive processes and how to manage them is critical to developing a scientifically crafted child custody evaluation.

Child custody evaluations often require evaluators to recommend parenting plans for children. Understanding the unique needs of children with special needs requires different considerations when developing parenting plans than with children without special needs. A risk analysis will be presented which will assist evaluators in creating developmentally appropriate parenting plans for children with special needs. Assessing for sexual abuse is also at times a part of a child custody evaluation. This seminar will review some of the Psychological testing is often conducted as a part of a comprehensive child custody evaluation. This seminar will review commonly used psychological tests, including the upcoming MMPI-3, R-PAS, PAI, 16PF, as well as various parenting and other measures. The seminar will also focus on understanding how the tests were developed so they can be better explained in court.



Course Goal and Objectives

  • Recognize how heuristics and biases can influence the investigation.
  • Determine how to develop a parenting plan for children with special needs.
  • Discuss updates on new family law case law.
  • Evaluate child sexual abuse in Child Custody Evaluations.
  • Construct a scientifically sound report integrating specific supportive literature.
  • Plan on how to handle a difficult cross-examination.



Registration Information

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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 8.0 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.

  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
  • The course outline or agenda for this training has been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rules 5.225(d)(1)-(3)(5)-(21). The views expressed in this training are those of the trainers and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.


Your access to the course material extends for 3-years from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.

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