THREE DAY IN-PERSON TRAINING:
Complex Issues in Custody Evaluations
Registration Now Closed
Are you a licensed therapist? Do you want to help families? Do you want to make a difference for those families?
Then this 20 Hour, In Person training opportunity is for you…
This three-day, intensive training will examine complex issues that frequently arise for parenting plan evaluators. These are areas that have been the focus of recent research and discussion in family law and have generated considerable interest and discussion. We will examine the topics in depth including conceptual approaches, research-based implications for data collection and analysis, and how to use the information gleaned to craft evidence-based recommendations.
Friday, October 13th (8:30 – 5:00)
- IPV: Context, Terminology, Screening, & Assessment Formulations, Interventions, & Recommendations
- PCCP: Overview, Context, Causes & Manifestations, Parenting Competencies, Mental illness, and Substance Misuse, Child Vulnerabilities & Maltreatment
Saturday, October 14th (8:30 – 5:00)
- Alienation and Refuse-Resist Dynamics: Interventions and Recommendations
- Children with Special Needs/Neurodiversity
Sunday, October 15th (8:30 – 4:00)
- Parenting Plans with Young Children
- Crafting Parenting Plans including Recommendations & Accountability
(all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance a few weeks after the program)
- Registration Rate: $800
- AFCC California Chapter Member Rate: $750*
*Discount code for California Chapter members is in the email you received announcing this program, or CLICK HERE to log onto the website and receive the code. If you have never logged into the California Chapter website GO HERE for instructions to log in for the first time.
The training is presented by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter and co-sponsored by Our Family Wizard and Soberlink.
A small number of discounted rooms will be available at the hotel – details given upon registration on a first-come, first-served basis once we have the information.
This Training provides up to 20 hour of continuing education for the professional categories listed below. (Please note that we have added California MCLE and LSCLE credit for attorneys – see below.)
Certificate of Attendance: Attendees are supplied a certificate of attendance. For each day of training, you must attend the entire day to receive credit for that day.
Psychologists: The training is eligible for up to 20 hours of continuing education for psychologists. The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter (AFCC-CA), is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
LCSW and MFT: AFCC-CA is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
California Child Custody Evaluators: The course outlined in the agenda has been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, Rule 5.225. 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.
Attorneys: AFCC California is a Multiple Activity Provider with the California State Bar for general and family law specialization continuing legal education credit (MCLE & LSCLE) This program applies to general MCLE and to specialization certification (LSCLE) in the following required topic: custody of children.
IPV (3.25 hr.)
- Participants will be able to identify a method for screening for IPV into all evaluation protocols.
- Participants will be able to describe the impact of IPV on adults, children, parenting, and coparenting.
- Participants will be able to link data collection and analysis to parenting and co-parenting recommendation.
PCCP (Overview, etc.) (3.75 hr.)
- Participants will be able to differentiate 3 types of parent-child contact problems.
- Participants will be able to describe how mental illness, including personality disorders and substance abuse may impact parenting.
- Participants will be able to identify 4 components of an intervention plan for a family with PCCP.
Alienation and Refuse-Resist Dynamics (3.25 hr.)
- Participants will be able to identify at least four factors that could contribute to a child’s resistance or refusal to see a parent
- Participants will be able to describe the continuum of Resist-Refuse Dynamics.
- Participants will be able to describe the importance of accountability in cases with RRD dynamics.
Relocation (2.0 hr.)
- Participants will be able to identify 4 risk and protective factors to consider in parenting plan evaluations when a parent seeks to relocate with children.
- Participants will be able to describe three aspects of “social capital” and how they influence relocation risk analysis.
Children with Special Needs/Neurodiversity (1.75 hr.)
- Participants will be able to identify 3 of the most common neurodiverse conditions that appear in family law matters.
- Participants will be able to describe 4 common areas of dispute for divorced parents who have a neurodiverse child.
Parenting Plans for Infants and Young Children (3.25 hr.)
- Participants will be able to identify 3 developmental issues that must be considered when crafting parenting plans for children ages 3 and under
- Participants will be able to describe 3 risks of “stepping up” plans that advance too quickly.
- Participants will be able to identify 4 parenting and co-parenting factors that should be weighed when recommending a parenting plan for an infant or very young child.
Creating Parenting Plans (2.75 hr.)
- Participants will be able to describe 3 factors that should be considered when making recommendations regarding legal decision-making.
- Participants will be able to identify when an evaluator might recommend coparenting counseling vs. using a parenting coordinator vs. a recommending mediator.
- Participants will be able to identify factors to consider in developing appropriate parenting plans.
No refunds will be issued after Friday, September 29, 2023. Notice of cancellation received by email to email@example.com by September 29, 2023 will be issued a credit to the credit card used for registration. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.