with Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT and Jennifer Joseph, JD

April 16, 17,18, 23, 24 & 25, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Early Registration (through Mar. 19): $1,595.00
Registration (after Mar. 19): $1,695.00
Location: Mediation Center Classroom – Suite 180
7400 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55423
39 standard, 2 ethics & 2 bias CLEs/ 43 Rule 114 CE credits applied for
MN Board of MFT Approved for 43 Hours

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 care provider, licensed attorney or Guardian ad Litem with five years of experience working with families or individuals in the process of separation/divorce. Exceptions are considered on a case by case basis. Please call 612-222-0023 with questions about qualifications.

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 more information about the trainers, click Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT, or Jennifer Joseph, JD.

Click Mediation Center Registration Form for a printable registration form if you prefer to pay by check or credit card via mail. Otherwise, register for this training below.

Details Price Qty
Custody Evaluation Training - Early Registration (through Mar. 19) $1,595.00 (USD)  
Custody Evaluation Training $1,695.00 (USD)  
Custody Evaluation Training - Gov't or Non-profit Employee $1,595.00 (USD)  

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Venue Phone: 612-222-0023

Venue Website:

7400 Lyndale Avenue South, Suite 180, Richfield, Minnesota, 55423, United States

  • Custody Evaluation Training
    April 16, 2020 - April 25, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm