|2008||Child protective services on speed dial?: understanding mandated child abuse reporting||Steven Klee, Ph.D.||psychology CD||10651||This presentation will discuss current trends and issues in mandated child abuse reporting laws. The history and current status of these laws will be reviewed. Risks and disadvantages will be compared to the benefits of recent policy changes. How such reports impact upon the families and the professional relationship will also be explored. Of interest will be the way professionals interpret their responsibilities under the new laws. Toward this end, survey results from professionals working in a treatment facility for emotionally disturbed children will be presented. The survey explores reporting practices, confusions and concerns regarding mandated reporting. Common sense practices and suggestions for ethical reporting practices will be offered.--Steven Klee, Ph.D. is the Associate Executive Director for Clinical and Medical Services at Green Chimneys Children's Services in Brewster, New York and has a general private practice that includes a specialty in custody evaluations.|
|2006||Relationship between adult delinquency, childhood victimization, drug abuse and PTSD in a prison population||Dr Illi Goldberg||psychiatry tapes||10227||no abstract|
|2005||Love and abuse: a family affair-child forensic psychiatry (2 tapes)||Anna Scherzer MD||psychiatry tapes||3147||Speakers will address biological, socio-cultural, developmental, therapeutic and forensic issues. Attendees will identify the major prodromal risk factors for maternal infanticide/filicide; identify the multifaceted aspect of rehabilitative potential and treatment of women with filicidal ideation or who have acted on such ideation; identify the complex psychosocial aspects of familial taboo and abuse; explore the question of whether all that is legally defined abuse is traumatic or damaging to the child. There will be a debate panel following the individual presentations.|
|2004||Institutional child abuse and adult mental health outcomes||Robert G. Ley, PhD||psychology tape||3087||Participants will learn about the relationship between extreme forms of child abuse (institutionally-based) and adult psychopathology, especially complex PTSD; the relationship between extreme child abuse and the increased risk of later life revictimization, and the more recently introduced concept of cultural abuse and its impact on cultural identity.|
|2000||Psychological testimony in child abuse, child custody cases-risks, precautions||Keith M Nelson JD||psychology tape||1116||This presentation will deal with a variety of areas that impact the life of a forensic psychologist in child custody and abuse cases, and will deal with practical applications of Daubert to forensic psychologists, including pitfalls to avoid. After this presentation, attendees should be better prepared to deal with issues that affect their testimony in child abuse and child custody cases, including ways to defend an attack on their expertise and qualifications in such matters, as well as enable them to point out such defects in opposing expert s qualifications/expertise.
|1999||Substance abuse in child custody||George S. Glass, MD
||psychiatry tapes||1141||Substance abuse is often injected into the midst of a custody battle. It is essential to obtain an accurate assessment of the individual accused of substance abuse to determine if the children are being endangered, or if the accusation is a manipulation on the part of the other spouse to limit access to the children. The author will clarify what should be involved in a forensic substance abuse assessment, including what the tests show and what corroborating information is necessary. If an abuse problem does exist, what can be done to ensure than an individual will comply with the treatment recommendations? How can an individual who has a problem be monitored to protect the children? These issues will be addressed.
|1997||Munchausen syndrome by proxy- child abuse or medical misdiagnosis?||Michael F. Elterman, PhD||psychology tape||1246||The presentation will focus on the presenter s experience involving seven referred assessments of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. While there are some legitimate cases, the presenter will argue that the diagnosis of MSBP is often made due to medical failure to accurately diagnose a physical illness. Also, the history of childhood autism and schizophrenia, as well as other disorders, were initially blamed on maladaptive parenting by "mothers." The presenter will highlight his own experience when faced with the task of assessment for the court. Participants will become aware of the controversy involved in the diagnosis and various issues relevant to the diagnosis, including specific cautions.
|1997||Child sexual abuse-expert testimony--substantive and rehabilitative evidence||Marcia Slattery MD||psychiatry tapes||1284||The existence and impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) has been well documented and recognized. Efforts, however, to identify, intervene, and adjudicate CSA cases have resulted in heightened debate and scrutiny within clinical and legal arenas. The potential importance and impact of the expert witness in the judicial process cannot be underscored, with experts often being called upon to address developmental and psychological evidence, frequently in the absence of medical findings. The role of the expert witness in CSA cases will be discussed, including the distinction between substantive and rehabilitative evidential testimony.|
|1996||Forensic evidence in child abuse cases||Sandra A Caramela-Miller||psychology tape||1442||The child is often the most crucial source of evidence in abuse cases and care must be taken not to revictimize the child. Experience has demonstrated that professionals who investigate and are involved in child abuse cases lack knowledge of current forensic evidence techniques. Valuable evidence may be overlooked, erroneously collected, altered, preserved improperly, lost entirely, or not processed in compliance with the chain of custody. Participants will have an increased understanding of the role of forensic evidence in child abuse cases, learn about the need for formal training, and be able to integrate the information presented.|
|1996||Cognitive and affective styles of parents who physically abuse their children||Staci Robyn MA and William Fremouw PhD||psychology journal||153||The results of this study provide support to the hypothesis that physical child abusers are more rigid than nonabusers. This finding has important treatment implications. Rigidity refers to an inflexible thinking style and is related to generating alternative solutions to a problem. This is important to the problem solving process because the more solutions generated, the more likely the individual will choose the most effective solution. Perhaps abusive parents are not generating enough solutions to choose the best effective response to specific problems. Clinicians could focus more on this aspect of problem solving and train abusive parents to be more proficient in generating solutions to problems.|
|1995||Real versus imagined memories of children and adults-implications for assessment of child abuse||William Fremouw PhD||psychology journal||189||The increasing rate of reported child abuse has raised a need for guidelines to assess the credibility of child witnesses and their memories. In legal settings, defense lawyers often attempt to discredit a child s memory of abuse as being merely an imagined event. Children who reveal abuse are often accused of imagining the alleged abuse. Research with adults has identified the memory characteristics of clarity, contextual details, and thoughts and feelings which discriminate between memories for real and imagined events. The present study tested these findings with children ages 11-12 years old and compared them to college students. Each subject experienced three activities and imagined doing three activities. Study was made.|
|1994||Forensic evaluation of delayed recall in childhood abuse litigation||Claudia Freihofer MA||psychiatry tapes||10087||Recent legislation allowing for delayed discovery has opened the doors for civil damages to be filed by adults alleging childhood abuse. Authenticity of abuse memories, particularly those which have been "suddenly recalled" many years later, has assumed increased importance and has become a topic of much heated debate. The forensic consultation and evaluation of alleged childhood abuse must critically address the issue of sudden recall. Case analysis, and data presentation as a forensic expert at deposition and trial are offered.
|1993||Sexual abuse in child custody cases||Steven Klee, PhD||psychology tape||10014||The issue of sexual abuse charges that arise during divorce and custody procedures is addressed. Drawing from case material, this issue will be examined from both a legal and psychological perspective. Topics discussed include reasons for such allegations, how to assess the truth and the nature of the lawyer psychologist interaction in such cases. The ethical dilemmas that confront professionals will also be examined. Participants will gain knowledge regarding the dynamics that contribute to sexual abuse allegations in custody disputes. They will also learn how to effectively collaborate with lawyers in such cases.
|1993||Self-mutilation - characteristics, epidemiology, role of incestuous abuse in childhood||Alfred Coodley MD, PhD||psychiatry tapes||10146||Self-mutilation is a relatively common and highly complex form of human behavior that is very often not directly suicidal in intent or in effect, and is engaged in without conscious intent to die. It has long-term, cumulative, serious harmful effects physical, psychological and social. Though it may seem to be more overtly self-injurious than other varieties of indirect self-destructive behavior, it shares many features with them, rather than with direct self-destructive behavior. Those attending this presentation will learn distinguishing characteristics of the diverse clinical settings in which mutilation occurs, the epidemiology of mutilation, and the compelling treatment options. The role of incestuous sexual abuse in childhood on mutilating adults and the psychodynamics of self-mutilation seen in psychotic adults will be explored.
|1992||Child abuse and self-esteem in latency-aged children||Robert Conger MS||psychology journal||5035||Carefully matched samples of abused (N=16) and nonabused (N=14) children were administered the Self-Perception Test. Abused children were found to have significantly more problems with self-esteem. Treatment implications are discussed|
|1991||Comparative overview of child and elder abuse- relevance for the forensic professional||Donald Sukosky PhD and Jamshid Marvasti MD||psychiatry journal||5291||Child and elder abuse have emerged as serious contemporary American problems. Although both are distinct, there are also certain commonalties which exist between the two. Frequently, elder and child abusers have dysfunctional characteristics. For both children and the elderly, the passive omission of essential care may be the forerunner of accidents and physical vulnerability. In spite of their covert nature, both problems are troublesome because they violate individual as well as cultural values.|
|1988||Child abuse-international cultural and political dilemma||Jamshid Marvasti MD||psychiatry tapes||10040||The dilemma of worldwide child abuse is discussed. Cultural differences with regard to labeling a behavior as abusive or culturally normative is explored|
|1987||Child abuse reported in therapy- California's reporting requirements||C. H. Hardin Branch, MD
||psychiatry tapes||1779||California's rigorous reporting requirements relating to child sexual abuse vs. Hippocratic oath: "What I may see or hear in the course of treatment or even outside the treatment in regard to the life of men, I will keep to myself."|
|1986||Child abuse and murder: byproducts of intermittent explosive disorder||Michael Cleary MD||psychiatry tapes||1772||Death or serious injury to a child may result directly from Intermittent Explosive Disorder in a parent or surrogate. Normal childhood behavior itself may form the precipitating stressor leading to a loss of control in the parent with IED.|
|1984||Countertransference issues in child abuse and neglect cases||Helen Krell MD and Robert Okin MD||psychiatry journal||5148||A major source of difficulty in the management of child abuse and neglect cases stems from the uncomfortable emotions aroused in the professional s dealing with the problem. The psychiatrist,via training and expertise in dealing with countertransference feelings has much to offer the workers struggling with this problem. Six cases highlighting the problem of countertransference.|
|1983||Legal aspects of child abuse and child neglect||Michael Chamberlain JD, Helen Krell MD and Karen Preis MD||psychiatry journal||5027||The just and effective implementation to the child abuse reporting laws and court actions will depend in part upon the involvement of psychiatrists in submitting reports for the court and in testifying as expert for the court|