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Child Custody Update: Current Theory, Applications, And Research - 8 C.E. Hours - Book

 
  • Author: Daniel J. Hynan, Ph.D.
  • Media: Book (2015, 224 pages)
  • C.E. Hours: 8
  • California Rules of Court 5.225 Topics: 5.225(d)(3)(7)(10)(13)(14)
Price: $389.00

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Title: Child Custody Update: Current Theory, Applications, And Research

C.E. Hours: 8

Judicial Council of California Approval: The course outline or agenda for this training has been APPROVED as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.225(d)(1)-(21) and (i)(1)-(2). 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.

Synopsis: This eight-hour intermediate self-study course is based on the book Child Custody Evaluation: New Theoretical Applications and Research (2015, 224 pages) by Daniel J. Hynan, Ph.D. The goal of this book is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding children of divorce, especially the practice of evaluation as it pertains to child custody. The reality of custody evaluation work invokes a plethora of specific circumstances regarding each family that must be taken into consideration. To work towards this goal, the author integrates scientific findings, relevant theory, and professional experience in a manner that is conceptually sound and useful in practice. Each chapter begins with a practice checklist to emphasize what is needed to engage in careful deliberation. This book also contains important new research on the PAI, PCRI, and MMPI-2 specific to child custody evaluation.

Do you already own this book? If you already own a copy of the book, you can purchase the post-test only and save $40. Simply enter the Coupon Code "HYNAN" when you check-out and you'll receive a $40 discount and have the post-test emailed to you; plus, we'll deduct the shipping cost if no other items in your order require shipping.

Topics:

1. What is Important for Children of Divorce?

  • Scientific evidence about children of divorce
  • Family processes
  • Statutory factors and research findings
  • Other conceptual frameworks
  • Types of custody

2. New Theoretical Applications

  • Alternatives to traditional best interest standard
  • Parental strategies
  • Empirical evidence
  • Attachment research

3. How We Think About Children of Divorce

  • Intuition and reasoning
  • Biases and heuristics
  • How to improve judgment

4. Time Sharing

  • Equally shared parenting and joint custody
  • Individual characteristics
  • Situational factors
  • Types of interactions
  • Research on very young children
  • Interparental conflict and parenting plans
  • Limits on visitation

5. Collecting Information from Parents and Collaterals

  • Interviewing parents
  • Parenting functions questionnaire
  • Collateral information

6. Observing Parents Interact with Children

  • Family interaction theory and research
  • Family observational coding research
  • Observations and evaluation practice
  • Home visits

7. Interviewing Children

  • Research
  • Memory
  • Lying
  • Suggestibility
  • Conducting an interview

8. The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)

  • PAI Research Update
  • Defensiveness
  • Predecree versus postdecree litigants
  • Contentious parental allegations
  • Implications and interpretive considerations

9. The Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI)

  • PCRI Research Update
  • Defensiveness
  • Predecree versus postdecree litigants
  • Contentious parental allegations
  • Implications and interpretive considerations

10. The MMPI-2

  • MMPI-2 Research Update
  • Gender issues
  • Type of evaluation
  • Defensiveness
  • Pre-decree versus post-decree litigants
  • Contentious parental allegations
  • Substance misuse
  • Child abuse
  • Implications and interpretive considerations

11. Other Psychological Measures

  • Measures of adult personality and psychopathology
  • Rorschach
  • MCMI-III
  • Parenting Inventories
  • Parenting Stress Index (PSI)
  • Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAPI)
  • Parent/Teacher Reports of Child Functioning

12. Difficult Evaluation Challenges

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relocation
  • Assessment instruments
  • Collateral information

13. Parental Alienation

  • Research update
  • Gatekeeping
  • Considerations for practice

14. Ethics, Guidelines, Risk Management, and Improving Practice

  • APA Ethics Code
  • APA Child Custody Guidelines
  • AFCC Model Standards
  • Improving practice

Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you'll be better able to:
1. Identify alternatives to the traditional best interest standard.
2. Determine the feasibility of equal time-sharing arrangements.
3. Interview children using open-ended questions.
4. List test result differences between pre-decree and post-decree litigants.
5. Identify defensiveness using the MMPI-2.
6. Selects tests to measure adult psychopathology.

Testimonials:
I really like the materials from this year's child custody update as well as DV update. I think they were very good and just put a different perspective on everything. --Amy S. / Psychologist / December 31, 2016

Author Profile: Daniel J. Hynan, Ph.D. has been in full-time practice as a clinical psychologist for 30 years and has focused much of his practice on conducting child custody evaluations. He is the author of Child Custody Evaluation: New Theoretical Applications And Research and has written chapters in both the Handbook Of Child Custody and Innovations In Clinical Practice: Focus On Children And Adolescents. His articles about child custody issues have appeared in Family and Conciliation Courts Review, Family Court Review, Forensic Examiner, Journal of Forensic Psychology, Law and Psychology Review.

Judicial Council of California Approval: The course outline or agenda for this training has been APPROVED as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.225(d)(1)-(21) and (i)(1)-(2). 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.




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