122: Exposure to Domestic Violence and Other Traumas in Contested Custody—Empirically Informed Practice

Subject(s)
DAY
August 07, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Introductory
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
This introductory workshop presents cutting-edge research on the relationship between exposure to domestic violence, child abuse and other traumas and children’s psychological health. Recent research demands modifications to previously standard approaches to child custody assessments that have proven harmful to children. Implications for psychological practice in custody cases, including the risks of inadequate training in domestic violence screening and risk assessment will be addressed. Participants will learn strategies for conducting comprehensive screenings and utilizing empirically informed models of custody recommendations that favor a multidisciplinary approach.
Learning Objectives
1. Summarize research on the relationship between children’s exposure to domestic violence, child abuse, and other traumas and physical and mental health.
2. Summarize research on domestic violence dynamics that influence divorce and custody disputes.
3. Discuss ethical standards that relate to psychological assessment and practice with domestic violence custody cases.
4. Apply research on trauma and short- and long-term health to psychological practice with families in child custody disputes.
Instructor(s)
Julie R. Ancis, PhD, MS, Georgia Institute of Technology; Barry Goldstein, JD, BA, Community Change Project - Men Who Batter Program, Westchester, N.Y.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410