Custody Evaluation Training
with Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT and Jennifer Joseph, JD
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13, 2019
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Early Registration (through Mar. 1): $1,595.00
Location: Mediation Center Training Room - Suite 180
7400 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55423
39 standard, 2 ethics & 2 bias CLEs/ 43 Rule 114 CE credits applied for
Rule 114 Certified
Even with the wide availability of ADR processes, some parents are unable to resolve custody and parenting time disputes. A Custody/Parenting Time Evaluation, when done thoroughly and ethically, can help families, attorneys, and courts resolve these issues. This 43-hour training addresses the "how-to's" as well as the complexities of the evaluation process. It includes such topics as:
- Creating an evaluative protocol
- Use of psychological testing and questionnaires
- Conducting parent and child interviews and observations
- Using collateral information to inform the process
- Identifying and addressing Domestic Violence dynamics
- Drafting and presenting recommendations and reports
- Addressing bias in an evaluative process
This training is based on APA and AFCC best practice guidelines, as well as Minnesota law and practice. It combines lecture, interactive discussion of topics, and application of concepts through simulation.
Minimum Qualifications: Current licensed mental health provider, licensed attorney, or Guardian ad Litem, with minimum of five years' experience working with families or individuals in the process of separation/divorce.
To ensure maximum engagement, this course is limited to fifteen people, and light breakfast and lunch are provided so that the class can engage in informal discussion throughout the day.
For reservations at the Hampton Inn, please call 651-209-3001. Mediation Center has reserved a block of discounted rooms for training participants; please reference Mediation Center when you call for the discounted rate.
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