Psychological Consultation in Child Protection

Online Course
$80 – List Price
$80 – Member/Affiliate Price
CE Credits

This intermediate workshop for child and family clinicians provides an introduction to consulting with local child protective service agencies, attorneys for parents and children, and the courts regarding clients in the child welfare system. Participants will learn to differentiate the relevant issues early in a family's involvement in the system from those at the end, when the court must decide whether or not to terminate parental rights. The forensic and ethical implications of this work will be discussed.

Successful completion will provide you with 4 CE credits. A CE certificate may be downloaded and printed immediately upon completion.

Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the major requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act with regard to time frames in placement and with regard to possible permanency outcomes,
  • Distinguish between a service planning stage consultation and a permanency planning stage consultation,
  • Identify the types of service planning recommendations regarding children and parents that are useful in consultation to child protective service agencies,
  • Identify the issues typically addressed in permanency planning consultations.

Susan Esquilin, PhD

Biography of the presenter

How to purchase
  • Go to the APA Online Academy Registration Form.

  • If you are an APA member, please have your Membership Number available. If you don't know it, you can look up your membership number online or contact APA directly at (800) 374-2721, ext. 5580.

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