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This class addresses how legal and ethical issues relate to child therapy, to the use of play in therapy and assessment, and to conflicts that exist between psychotherapy and legal processes. Topics include reducing the risk of contamination of evidence, use of open-ended and leading questions, forensic interviewing, child memory issues, preparing children for legal proceedings, court testimony, child abuse assessment and reporting, child custody evaluation and child placement, child client confidentiality, holder of privileged communication, informed consent, and legal rights and advocacy for children in the school setting.

Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy. While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program. *

Course Number: PSY-40158
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)

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