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
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
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.