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Forensic Family Assessment and Treatment: Legal and Ethical Updates

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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In this 6.0-hour course, participants will gain skills in evaluating, mediating, and counseling difficult families going through divorce and custody battles. The topics on point will focus on how mental health personnel can evaluate families and create parenting plans in cases where there is an allegation of mental illness in one of the parents. The afternoon will focus on how mediators and evaluators can adequately assess and intervene in cases where the children refuse or resist contact with one of the parents. This 6.0-hour workshop meets the criteria for the initial and annual required training for custody evaluators and mediators in California pursuant to California Evidence Code Section 730.

Course Goal and Objectives

  • Describe characteristics of parents with challenging personalities and identify strategies to manage these clients.
  • Identify significant mental health issues that may affect parenting.
  • Consider a Decision-making process for examining mental health allegations.
  • Apply a decision-making model for parenting to a case of mental illness.
  • Discuss a process to Step up and modify parenting plans.
  • Describe components of high conflict parent intervention.
  • Differentiate parent-child contact problems.
  • Describe trauma-informed model to assess resist-refuse dynamics.
  • Identify interventions with families when a child is resisting contact with a parent.
  • Identify strategies to manage cases of resist/refuse dynamics.


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CE Approval Information

This course fulfills 6.0 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.

  • The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 6 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, rules5.225(d)(1), 5.225(d)(2) and 5.225(d)(3). [continue, as below, with the last sentence]: The views expressed in this training are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.


Your access to the course material extends for 1-year from the date of purchase. This includes after passing the post-test, so you may continue to review its contents.