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.
Other Credits: BBS, APT: 7 CE Hrs.
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)
Related Certificate Programs: Play Therapy
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3/18/2023 - 3/18/2023
This is a traditional classroom setting.
All class meetings held in-person according to published location, dates and times. Students may be expected to engage with course content online during the published course dates.
Lacter, Ellen, Clinical psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Past President of the CA Association for Play Therapy
Ellen Lacter is a clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, registered play therapist-supervisor and past president of the California Association for Play Therapy. She began as a registered art therapist in 1977, has taught classes in family violence and treatment techniques with children since 1984, and is the program coordinator and adviser to UC San Diego Extension's play therapy program.
David Jensen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in history, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Mr. Jensen passed the California bar examination in February 1999. In 2016, he was awarded a Master of Liberal Studies degree (English concentration) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Mr. Jensen is currently an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations. He is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Mr. Jensen gives numerous law and ethics presentations to CAMFT chapters, schools and agencies.
No information available at this time.
No refunds after: 3/17/2023.
|3/18/2023||Sat||9:00 a.m.||5:00 p.m.||Room 317, UCSD Division of Extended Studies University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego|
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Healthcare & Behavioral Sciences department at 858-534-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.