Dr. Michael Saini: „Post Divorce Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Online?"

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06/25/2020 - 06/25/2020 | Berlin

Dr. Michael Saini: „Post Divorce Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Online?"

Family courts routinely turn to mental health professionals to conduct parenting plan evaluations and provide recommendations about the optimal parenting plans for children and their families within the context of child custody disputes. In this open lecture, Dr. Michael Saini will highlight the current state of scientific knowledge regarding parenting plan evaluations and address the question as to whether online methods can also be integrated in the assessment process.

Family courts routinely turn to mental health professionals to conduct parenting plan evaluations and provide recommendations about the optimal parenting plans for children and their families within the context of child custody disputes post separation and divorce.

Those evaluations are given considerable weight by the family courts, with the expectation that evaluators integrate the best available scientific evidence and use objective, reliable, and valid procedures. Currently, questions are particularly arising as to whether virtual approaches and online methods can also be integrated in the assessment process.

Dr. Saini's presentation will highlight the current state of scientific knowledge regarding parenting plan evaluations by focusing on: 1) the reliability of methods for interviewing parents and children, conducting observations, including third party evidence, conducting settlement meetings and making recommendations; 2) the experiences of evaluators in their integration of online methods; and 3) a review of outcome-based studies. Framing parenting plan evaluations within the evidence-based movement has implications for the judicial system, parenting plan evaluators, researchers, families, and children.

The lecture is part of a lecture series organized by the department of Forensic Psychology of Psychologische Hochschule Berlin (PHB) led by Prof. Dr. Renate Volbert. For event registration, please send an email to kontakt@phb.de.

About Dr. Michael Saini:
Michael A. Saini, PhD, holds a doctoral degree in the field of social work. Since 2007, he has been tenured faculty member at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently an Associate Professor and holds the endowed Factor-Inwentash Chair in Law and Social Work and he is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Saini is an Associate Fellow of the International Academic of Family Lawyers, a Board Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and for Access for Parents and Children of Ontario. He is an Editorial Member of the Family Court Review and the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage.

Public Relations Contact:
Cornelia Weinberger
Tel: 030/ 20 91 66 – 315
Email: c.weinberger@psychologische-hochschule.de

Information on participating / attending:
The lecture will be held via Zoom. For registration and further information, please send an email to kontakt@phb.de.

Date:

06/25/2020 19:00 - 06/25/2020 20:30

Event venue:

The lecture will be held via Zoom.
10179 Berlin
Berlin
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Law, Psychology

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture

Entry:

06/02/2020

Sender/author:

Cornelia Weinberger

Department:

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event66362

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