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ECW140918 A Different Take On Psychological Evaluations in Juvenile Court CLE
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ECW140918 A Different Take On Psychological Evaluations in Juvenile Court CLE


When: Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Member Service Center

Phone: (860) 223-4400

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A Different Take On Psychological Evaluations in Juvenile Court

Presented by the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law Section

Seminar Code: ECW140918

CLE Credit:
4.0 Hours

About the Program: This CLE will look at the Peer Review System for child protection evaluations, the value of the parent-child interactional evaluation and the expertise needed for conducting child protection evaluations. The program will present a primer on the testing and evaluation process itself, as well as some tips from the doctors.

Who Should Attend:

Child protection attorneys and other counsel dealing with court appointed evaluations

You Will Learn:

  • How the peer review system works
  • Why the parent child evaluation is important and what areas of expertise are necessary for providing these evaluations to the court
  • What assessments and processes are used, consideration of cultural bias in testing, and options for testing, as well as some advice on examining the evaluator during trial.
Karen D’Amboise,
Damboise Law Offices, Andover


Barbara Berkowitz, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, New Haven
Marilou Giouvannucci, Manager, Court Service Officer Programs, Family, Support and Juvenile Matters, Superior Court Operations Division, Connecticut Judicial Branch
Rodolfo Rosado, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Norwalk


Program Schedule

9:00 to 9:15  Opening remarks and introductions by Karen D’Amboise

9:15 to 9:45  An overview of the outline for the Judicial Branch policy and procedures for Forensic MH Evals in child protection actions

9:45 to 11:00  Dr. Rosado with a Primer on the evaluation process and concepts,  including some tips on examining the evaluator at trial

11:00 to 11:15  Break

11:15 to 12:30  Dr. Berkowitz on the value of the interactional evaluation, how participants should be treated and the  importance of rapport

12:30 to 1:00  Q&A


Event Cost: Member $145
                      Nonmember $225
                      Law/Paralegal Student $75

CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.



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