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Child Custody Update: Interviewing, Assessment, and Testimony - 8 C.E. Hours - Book (Chps. 1-7, 10)

 
  • Author: Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D.
  • Media: Book (200 pages)
  • C.E. Hours: 8
  • Post-Test: 48 multiple choice questions.
  • California Rules of Court Subtopics: 5.225(d)(1), (2), (3), (7), (9), (10), (13), (14), (15), (16), (19), (20)
Price: $399.00

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Title: Child Custody Update: Interviewing, Assessment, And Testimony

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 home-study course is based on selected chapters (1-7, 10) of the book Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations (2nd Edition) by Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D. And, for your child custody update next year you'll use the same book to complete the follow-up course
Child Custody Update: Special Circumstances based on the remaining chapters (8-9, 11-15) of the book. All you'll need to order is the corresponding post-test so you'll save money since you won't need to buy a new book.

Do you already own this book? If you already own a copy of the book, you can purchase the post-test only and save $30. Simply enter the Coupon Code "GOULD" when you check-out and you'll receive a $30 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:

  • The Role of the Evaluator
  • Expert Testimony
  • Custodial Assessment
  • Interviewing Parents
  • Interviewing Children
  • Childhood Attachment And Adjustment Issues
  • Psychological Testing
Learning Objectives:

After completing this home-study course, you'll be better able to:

  1. Distinguish between the various roles of the child custody evaluator.
  2. Provide expert testimony and present scientific evidence.
  3. Develop a conceptual model for custodial assessment.
  4. Provide a semi-structured forensic Interview of parents in custody battles.
  5. Provide a forensic Interview of the child.
  6. Identify psychological variables to consider in custody determinations.
  7. Utilize psychological testing in child custody evaluations.
Testimonials:
I do want to say again that I particularly appreciate this latest approach to the child custody training...it's systems approach is one I've used for years and makes the most sense to me, but this is the first time I've seen it set out by any of the state trainers.
-J.Q. / Psychologist / January 9, 2015

Author Profile:
Jonathan W. Gould, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. His practice includes evaluation and consultation services to attorneys and courts in child custody matters and he conducts child custody evaluations as a court-appointed evaluator. He also provides review/critique services to attorneys interested in assessing the quality of psychological reports such as child custody assessments, parental competency evaluations, and other related evaluations. He has written five books, several book chapters, and several dozen peer-reviewed articles that emphasize psychological ethics, forensic methods and procedures, providing clinical treatment in a forensic context, assessment of complex issues in child custody evaluations such as alienation, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and child maltreatment. Included in his writings are topics such as relocation assessment in child custody matters, use of psychological tests in child custody matters, reliable methods for interviewing children, and parenting plans in custody decision making. His most recent books are Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations and The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations co-authored with David Martindale, PhD., ABPP. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Child Custody and a reviewer for other peer-reviewed journals and book publishers. He is on the faculty of the Houston Family Law Trial Institute at the South Texas College of Law. He also teaches and lectures to judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals about issues related to child custody evaluation.

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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