An Overview of Evaluations of Parental Capacity for Mental Health Professionals


DATE: Thursday October 6, 2022
TIME: 12pm-1:30pm EST

Instructor: Daniel Bromberg, Ph.D., ABPP 
Instructional Level: Introductory

1.5 CE credits for Psychologists (APA)
1.5 CE credits for New York Psychologists (NYSED)

Price: $40


During the course of general psychotherapeutic work, mental health professionals sometimes encounter parents who become involved with a child protective service agency (i.e., DCP&P in New Jersey). Patients/clients/consumers frequently have no knowledge, but considerable anxiety, about an evaluation of parental capacity that they have been asked or court-ordered to undergo. Mental health professionals with a general practice often have a minimal knowledge base from which to inform the parent about such evaluations. This workshop provides practitioners with information about the legal basis and structure and function of such evaluations. Cultural considerations in conducting such evaluations will be addressed. This workshop will also be useful for mental health professionals considering expanding their practices to include issues of child protection and/or work with the family courts.  

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

1.  Describe the historical and legal basis underlying the role of the states in ensuring the well-being of minors.
2. Describe the purpose of evaluations of parental capacity and list their major components.

Instructor Bio

Daniel Bromberg, Ph.D.,ABPP, is the Director of Special Psychological Services, LLC, Bloomfield, New Jersey. He is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. Dr. Bromberg provides a range of assessment and treatment services regarding issnes of childhood maltreatment and has a special interest in working with individuals who exhibit sexual behavior problems. Dr. Bromberg has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles on matters of child protection and has co-authored and co-edited several books about adolescents and adults who engage in problematic sexual behaviors. 

Dr. Bromberg does not have any conflicts of interest for this program.

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