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Digital Seminar

Clinical & Ethical Best Practices for High-Conflict Families: Child-First Strategies for Divorce, Custody, Coparenting, and Court


Faculty:
Bradley Craig
Duration:
5 Hours 38 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 21, 2016
Product Code:
POS020015
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Professionals in the mental health field commonly work with children and families in crisis. With over half of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce, mental health professionals frequently find themselves involved in these complex family structures. Well-meaning professionals can be negatively impacted by this involvement if they are unaware of the specialized issues that come with the dynamics of these families and the potential court interaction. Worse yet, this involvement can not only have long-term damaging effects on your professional credibility, but on these children and their families as well.

Presented by Bradley S. Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE, author of Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Handbook, this recording offers you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the higher standard of practice involved in working with these families while learning about current research and knowledge regarding two-home issues. This recording will also discuss resources and parenting coordination tools available to these families.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


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California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

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New York Marriage & Family Therapists

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Canadian Psychologists

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Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers

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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 3.5 Clinical and 2.0 Ethics continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 5.6 continuing education hours. 

 

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Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

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Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 6.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 5.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

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Faculty

Bradley Craig Related seminars and products: 1

LMSW-IPR, CFLE,


BRADLEY CRAIG, LMSW-IPR, CFLE, is a social worker, family life educator, and family law mediator in the North Texas area who has specialized in helping families work through divorce, custody, and coparenting issues for over 20 years. He is the author of Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Handbook, as well as numerous educational programs, videos, and curriculums designed to educate the public about the effects of parental conflict on children and the services available to help families through coparenting issues. Mr. Craig has conducted numerous trainings regarding clinical and forensic work with high-conflict families, covering topics such as family law mediation, parenting facilitation, coparent education, and child-first interventions, and he frequently speaks for state and national conferences and serves as an expert to the media.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bradley Craig maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Bradley Craig has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Case Managers

Objectives

  1. Outline the current professional and legal standards of practice between therapeutic and forensic services
  2. Describe how interventions can be adapted effectively for families in transition to maximize client outcomes
  3. Identify ethical considerations that arise when clients are involved with the family court system
  4. Illustrate circumstances where professional experience can be misapplied to families involved in the court system and identify ways to prevent this from happening
  5. Evaluate resources available to families that reduce chronic re-litigation and improve outcomes
  6. Define auxiliary professional roles with court connected cases including parenting coordination

Outline

Behind Closed Doors – An Inside Look at High-Conflict Family Dynamics

  • What is coparenting?
  • Recognizing where the family is
  • The family in transition
  • Vulnerability of the family
  • Consequences for adults
  • Children’s adjustment
  • Best interest?
  • Parentification
  • Relocation
  • The legal system
  • Empowerment
  • Terminology
  • Resources and options for families
  • Conflict addiction

Ethical Considerations for Clinical & Forensic Roles

  • Dynamics of court involvement
  • Guidelines for practice
  • Therapeutic vs. forensic
  • Defining roles
  • Maintain your role
  • Avoiding dual roles or multiple hat issues
  • Treating with bias

Managing Risk From Day One

  • Know your family code and licensing authority
  • Why have a copy of orders?
  • What to look for in orders
  • Consent issues
  • Forms and accessibility
  • Intake
  • Defining your client
  • Goals
  • If you are the child’s therapist…
  • Reports
  • This happened vs. client reports
  • Who can you report on?
  • But I’ve been ordered to…

Child-First Strategies for High-Conflict Families

  • A parenting coordination model 
  • High-conflict behavioral patterns
  • Labels: cooperative, high-conflict, and domestic violence
  • Benefits and problems related to labels
  • Things to recognize and tools to use
  • Common parenting mistakes
  • Cognitive work
  • Boundary recognition
  • The blame game
  • Sympathy vs. empathy
  • Cooperative vs. parallel vs. conflicted coparenting
  • Alienation
  • Estrangement
  • Differentiating domestic violence  

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