Overcoming Parent Child Contact Problems
Course: OB-102 - Overcoming Parent Child Contact Problems
Instructor: Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.,Hon. Marjorie A. Slabach (ret.), Sherrol Cassedy, JD
Approved for 6.0 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees
High Resolution Online Streaming Video Format Available
Approved by the Judicial Council of California for custody evaluators' CE credits
This interdisciplinary training presented by Hon. Marjorie Slabach (ret.), Dr. Matthew Sullivan, and Sherrol Cassedy, JD will explore the characteristics of high conflict families and legal and mental health interventions where children are resisting contact with a parent. The program will also review the current literature and terminology used in these cases as well as take a look at how they present to attorneys, judges and mental health professionals and what each member of the team can do to help. The training will explore the spectrum of interventions for these families and best practices for legal and mental health professionals who work on these cases including the challenges of the Child’s voice, an interdisciplinary team approach and a discussion of lessons learned in working with these families by experts in the field.
Course Goal and Objectives
- Assess the legal and mental health aspects of children’s resistance
- Explore common characteristics of each family member (Rejected parent, Aligned parent, Alienated Child) in high conflict situations
- Review the research, history and current trends for working with these families
- Discuss lessons learned from presenters’ experiences working with these families
- Utilize best practices for working with high conflict families within the family court system
- Create a team for working with these families
- Provide a judicial officer’s perspective on how the Court can support mental health interventions with high conflict families
- Explain how attorneys can support the reunification process rather than taking an adversarial approach.
Please Note: This program includes a required and downloadable book excerpt reading of "Overcoming the Coparenting trap: Essential Parenting Skills When A Child Resists A Parent", by John A. Moran, Ph.D., Tyler Sullivan, and Matthew Sullivan. Course post-test questions will include subject matter from the excerpt.Access to the excerpted materials will be available upon purchase of the course.
<< Overcoming the Coparenting Trap can be purchased separately here >>
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.