Children Resisting Post-Separation Contact: Concepts, Controversies, Assessment & Intervention

This course is suitable for therapists, custody/access assessors, mediators, parenting coordinators, child protection workers and lawyers. You will learn about: differentiating types and severity levels of parent-child contact problems: affinities, alignments, justified (realistic estrangement), alienation and hybrid cases; the impact of alienation on children, adolescents and young adults; assessment considerations; differentiated legal and clinical remedies for mild, moderate and severe cases; the role of the court; the nuts and bolts of systemic family-based (reintegration) interventions (multi-faceted family therapy) for mild and some moderate cases, including referral, screening and intake, informed consent process and agreement, educational tools and interventions, and clinical strategies and techniques.

Materials provided: Book-“Children Who Resist Post-Separation Parental Contact: A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals” (Fidler, Bala & Saini, 2013), power point handout, comprehensive resources/seminal articles, (with some recommended readings provided in advance of training), screening & clinical intake checklists and questionnaires, sample orders, sample Family Therapy Intervention Agreement, intervention tool kit, Parent Education Handout Package and more.
Fees: $925.00 + $120.00 (HST) = $1,045.00 (includes breakfast & lunch)

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