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alt Course: CCE-201 2021 CCE Update

alt Instructors: Lori A. Love, Ph.D., Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP, Sandra L. Mayberry, JD, Hon. Margo Lewis Hoy, JD (Ret.)

alt Approved for 8.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

 Lori Love solrappaport sandra mayberry bio Margo Lewis Hoy Bio

Course Description

Part 1 "The Impact of Divorce on Children: What Does the Research Actually Tell Us?"
Part 2 "Gatekeeping: A Part of Every Evaluation"
Part 3 "AA: Dealing with Allegations of Addictions (drug and internet/porn) and Alienation in Custody Disputes"
Part 4 "Hypothesis Testing/Report Writing and Cross-examination. Let's Practice: The Use of Technology and Doing Remote Evaluations"

The seminar is divided into four sections covering a wide range of topics related to conducting child custody evaluations.

The first section covers the impact of divorce on children. When custody evaluators make recommendations regarding parenting time it is critical that they understand what factors are likely to contribute to a child having a difficult adjustment to the divorce and a parenting schedule and what factors can reduce the likelihood of harm.

The second section will focus on Gatekeeping. Gatekeeping is increasingly becoming a critical aspect of all child custody evaluations. Given statutes regarding the need to address how parents support or do not support children’s relationship with their other parent, it is critical that this be assessed in all child custody evaluations. A model for the assessment of gatekeeping will be addressed.

The third section will cover “hot topics” in child custody evaluations including issues of addiction, such as alcohol and drug addiction. It will also cover issues regarding internet and pornography behavior and discuss how these are similar and different to substance use addictions. Another “hot topic” in child custody evaluations is regarding alienation. Professionals still debate on whether it is a syndrome or disorder as some professionals continue to support the belief it should be in the DSM. Others disagree. Up to date information on how various professionals formulate the concept of alienation will be discussed and why it should not be considered a disorder. A focus will be on defining terms and describing behavior rather than using labels.

The fourth section will cover the importance of hypothesis testing in child custody evaluations. Examples of how to use hypothesis testing will be presented as well as a discussion of how and when to document it. The importance of hypothesis testing will be addressed as a major component of every aspect of the child custody evaluation. This section will also cover report writing and how to include hypothesis testing in the child custody evaluation report. How to present the results of the evaluation in court will also be addressed. Finally, given the rapid change in the field of child custody evaluations due to COVID, the use of technology and its impact on child custody evaluations will be addressed.

Course Goal and Objectives

 At the conclusion of this program:

  1. Participants will identify 5 main factors that impact children’s adjustment to divorce
  2. Participants will be able to define types of gatekeeping
  3. Participants will be able to describe a model for the assessment of gatekeeping
  4. Attendees will identify similarities and differences between substance use addictions and internet/porn addictions
  5. Participants will be able to describe the different formulations of alienation
  6. Attendees will be able to describe how to integrate hypothesis testing into their evaluations and reports
  7. Attendees will learn how to write an Integrative report
  8. Participants will be able to describe how to use technology in remote evaluations while providing protection to clients and the evaluation.      

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Online Video Version
  $260.00

 

CE Approval Information

 
  • 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.
  • Pursuant toCalifornia Rules of Court, rules 5.225(d)(1)-(3)(5)-(21), the outline or agenda submitted satisfies the requirements of the rule for 8 hours toward initial 40 hours evaluator training, and annual 8 hours of evaluator continuing education

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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alt Course: 2021 IPV/DV Update

alt Instructors: Lori A. Love, Ph.D., William G. Austin, M.S., Ph.D.., Ph.D.; Summer Stephan, Esq., San Diego Co. District Attorney

alt Approved for 4.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Online Streaming Video

 Lori Love Bill Austin Summer Stephan

Course Description

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody: Forensic Model, Social Science & Practical Application

A comprehensive overview and guide of how to approach the Intimate Partner Violence – Child Custody Case (IPV-CC) is presented. IPV is one of the complex and special issues that often confront custody evaluators. Professional guidelines (AFCC) call on evaluators to take a systematic approach to the complex problems in their implementation of forensic procedures for data collection, analysis, and offering expert opinions and recommendations. Forensic models and frameworks are described to assist in the systematic approach to IPV cases. Larger issues involved in child custody evaluations are discussed that pose challenges. Evaluators are encouraged to follow a mindful and outside thinking gestalt as they face dilemmas that require creativity in the implementation of their Forensic Trade Craft. Development of forensic IPV typologies are discussed. Advances in the development of IPV conceptualization have occurred in the context of family law-child custody. The Austin IPV models on IPV patterns and assessment of credibility are presented in the context of enhancing forensic investigation. The Austin & Drozd comprehensive forensic model is present as a social science-based framework to guide evaluators. The “Bench Book” version of the model for judges is discussed, including a rating checklist for considering the evaluator’s custody report. Principles of violence risk assessment are part of the integrated framework. The problem of IPV victims’ failure to disclose abuse is addressed. The quandary of conducting a parental gatekeeping analysis in IPV-CC cases is discussed with a description of the Austin et al forensic gatekeeping model. The need to modify the gatekeeping analysis for the IPV context is discussed. Inadequate and superficial IPV assessment is identified as a widespread problem that gave rise to creating the AFCC Guidelines. The severe form of IPV, Coercive Control, Intrusive-Authoritarian IPV (CCIA) is described along with coercive coparenting that often follows separation. Guidelines strongly suggest screening for IPV in every child custody evaluation. The Worst Case Scenario (WCS) issue is discussed with the “red flag” analysis that comes from the targeted violence literature. Implications of the IPV assessment for creating parenting plans and managing coercive coparenting is discussed. Case vignettes will be intermixed. Considering the implications of considering past IPV in Relocation cases will be discussed in the context of Austin’s relocation risk assessment model.

 

Course Goal and Objectives

 At the conclusion of this program:

  1. Describe Alternative Forensic Frameworks that take a systematic approach to investigating & assessing IPV in a custody dispute.
  2. Discuss the Complexities for assessing Credibility of IPV allegations
  3. Analyze the issues in considering IPV in making parenting plan recommendations.
  4. Identify the dynamics of coercive coparenting and its relevance for developing parenting plans.

Registration Information

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Online Video Version
  $130.00

 

CE Approval Information

 
  • 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 courses outlined in the agenda have been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rules 5.225, and 5.215/5.230. 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.

alt Course: 2020 Domestic Violence Annual Update 4-hour Training

alt Instructor: Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.

alt Approved for 4.0 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

 

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alt Course: The Nature & Extent of Child Sexual Abuse for Custody Evaluators

alt Instructor: Michael L. Alvarez, M.S., LMFT

alt Approved for 2.5 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, 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 Format Available

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  • Course: 2022 CCE Annual Update
  • Instructors: Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Approved for 8 hours of CE Credits
  • Fulfills License Requirements
  • High Resolution Video

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altCourse: Critical Issues in Relocation CasesAnthony Chambers Photo

altInstructor: Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP

alt Approved for 2.0 Hours of CE Credit

altFulfills License Requirements

alt High Resolution Video

alt Course: Conducting A Child Custody Evaluation Virtually: Important Considerations

alt Instructor: Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP (Clincal)

alt Approved for 2.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psychologist, 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

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alt Course: Forensic Family Assessment and Treatment: Legal and Ethical Updates

alt Instructor: Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP.

alt Approved for 6.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, 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 Format Available

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alt Instructor: Jacqueline Singer, Ph.D. and A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP

alt Approved for 3 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psychologists, MFTs,
     LCSWs

alt High Resolution Video and Downloadable Slides

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alt Course: Evaluations with Allegations of Intimate Partner Violence: Recommendations for Access, Decision-Making and Treatment

alt Instructor: Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP.

alt Approved for 4.0 Hours of CE Credit

alt Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgists, 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 Format Available

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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

 

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