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Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations

  • Northern California Mediation Center 175 North Redwood Drive San Rafael, CA, 94903 United States (map)

Many clinicians who have completed the training mandated by the California Rules of Court still find that undertaking a child custody evaluation is both challenging and demanding. For example, how does an evaluator assess allegations of abuse in the midst of intense family conflict?  How does one wade through conflicting reports when a child is refusing to spend time with a parent?  How and when can an evaluator recommend a multi-step parenting plan to keep parents from returning to court every six months?  And, how to manage and resolve the conflicting demands when fashioning a shared parenting plan for infants and toddlers?

Especially if you are relatively new to the field, this two-day workshop will enable you to work more confidently and effectively as a custody evaluator by building on your baseline training, expanding your knowledge and familiarizing you with current research and clinical approaches.  Interactive teaching sessions will emphasize both theoretical approaches and practical applications.   

This course brings together five highly knowledgeable and veteran forensic psychologists, each with more than 20 years of experience in child custody evaluation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, forensic consultation and education. 

DATE:                January 20-21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (each day)
FEE:                  $600 ($550 if paid by 12/08/2016; $575 if paid by 12/22/2016)
*CE Credits:       12 hours - MCLE, CPA OPD & BBS

For more information or to register, click here.

This course is being submitted to the Judicial Council to qualify for the mandatory annual 8 hours of continuing education for Custody Evaluators.


Nancy Foster
(415) 461-6392

Earlier Event: January 14
Introduction to Restorative Justice
Later Event: February 4
The Basics of Mediation