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Working with Families of High Conflict Divorce (4CE)
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Presented by Jane Appell, Ph.D. $99 for MPA Members, $79 for Life Members, $59 for Student Members, $129 for Non-Members, $79 for Non-Member Students. This program will review the divorce process and basic principles for therapist to follow so as to best help family members during and after the divorce process. The course will review relevant case laws and legal precedents, and discuss common ethical dilemmas for therapists working with divorcing families and how to avoid them.

9/15/2017
When: Friday, 9/15/17
9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: MPA Offices
195 Worcester Street
Suite 303
Wellesley, MA  02481
United States
Presenter: Jane Appell, Ph.D.
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10


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Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
MPA Offices in Wellesley, MA (directions here)

$99 for MPA Members - $79 for Life Members - $59 for Student Members
$129 for Non-Members - $79 for Non-Member Students*
(*Online registration is not available for Non-Member Students, please use this form for correct pricing)

Sustaining Members always receive 50% off!

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event.

 

This program will review the divorce process and basic principles for therapist to follow so as to best help family members during and after the divorce process. In addition, the course will review relevant case laws and legal precedents that will enable clinicians to guide their clients. There will be a discussion of common ethical dilemmas for therapists working with divorcing families and how to avoid them.

 

Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Be able to name at least 5 principles for working with high conflict families of divorce.

2.  Be able to name and  describe at least three professional  roles for divorcing families that mental health professionals might play.

3. Be able to describe three or more professional practices when working with members of high conflict families that help to avoid ethical complaints.

4.  Be able to describe the process of litigated divorce in Massachusetts and common ways that high conflict cases unfold.

5.  Be able to describe common legal dilemmas and issues for same sex couples who have children.

 

Jane Appell, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Concord, Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor at Tufts Medical School where she participates on the Child and Family Evaluation Team. She is the author of Divorce Doesn’t Have to be That Way; A Handbook for the Helping Professional (Impact Publishers, 2006). Dr. Appell has worked as a psychotherapist, mediator, parenting coordinator, collaborative divorce coach, guardian ad litem, consultant, and expert witness. She is a past President of the Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem, and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. She was a 6-year member of the Board of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and currently co-chairs MPA’s Education Committee. She has spoken locally and nationally regarding various aspects of high conflict divorce.

 


 

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note that this event must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have any questions.


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