AFCC Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems

The Blind Men and the Elephant: What We 'See' in Professional Literature

Aaron Robb, PhD, LPC-S

June 30, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern time US
Registration closes at 9:00am Eastern Time US on June 29, 2020


The Blind Men and the Elephant: What We 'See' in Professional Literature
This parable is a cautionary tale of the dangers of claiming objective truth based on limited data. Where we stand impacts what we “see” in professional research literature; even the best researchers can miss where they are blind to shortcomings in published studies. Starting with an exploration of the retraction Nobel-prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman issued regarding conclusions where enthusiasm clouded his judgement, blinding him to shortcomings in underpowered studies, this seminar will explore classic inquiry errors which continue to impact family law and how consumers of such research can parse information to better adapt population-level research to case-specific decision making.

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.