AFCC Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems

Innovative Psychojudicial Responses to Resist-Refusal Cases

Francine Cyr, PhD, Karine Poitras, PhD, and Elisabeth Godbout, PhD

June 23, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern time US
Registration closes at 9:00am Eastern Time US on June 22, 2020


Innovative Psychojudicial Responses to Resist-Refusal Cases
A case management protocol for high conflict families and Resistant refusal Dynamics. Handling child custody cases deemed to be high conflict situations and access problems has brought about innovative solutions based on close collaboration between judges, lawyers and psychosocial professionals. This webinar will present the process and results of an ADR pilot project based on open communication and collaboration of all parties and psychojudicial professionals involved with common goals: Focusing on the best interests of the child. This case management protocol implemented at the Superior Court in Quebec is focused on reducing conflicts, improving interparental communication, and preserving or restoring parent–child relationships. Both quantitative and qualitative results (interviews and focus groups) will provide insights on the experience of all the participants in the protocol. The specific challenges of working with reluctant children and families as well as the benefits and difficulties of implementing a collaborative interdisciplinary case management model will be discussed.

This webinar is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency.

The courses outlined in the agenda have been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.210, 5.225, and 5.518. The views expressed in this training are those of the trainers and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California. You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance