ABPP Webinar Series

Suicide Awareness & Treatment Webinar

The Trust and TrustPARMA has partnered with ABPP to offer these free informative webinars. As with all of our Continuing Education Programs, Trust policyholders will earn CE for participating and passing a brief exam. You'll earn CEs from these webinars which can be combined with other Trust CEs for a total of 6 CEs to save 10% on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability insurance premium. Trust policyholders can access the LIVE webinars free of charge, and the ON-DEMAND versions for a nominal fee. Descriptions and learning objectives are listed below. To register, simply click on the webinar name and date.

On-Demand Webinars

Parenting Plan Evaluations: Guidelines and Best Practices [On-Demand]

2 CE Credits | Combine 6 CEs to Save 10% on Your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Premium

Philip Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP
2 Hours

Military Cultural Competence: Providing Effective Assessment and Treatment [On-Demand]

1 CE Credit | Combine 6 CEs to Save 10% on Your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Premium

Carrie H. Kennedy, Ph.D., ABPP
1 Hour

Descriptions & Learning Objectives

Military Cultural Competence: Providing Effective Assessment and Treatment (1 CE)

Military cultural competence refers to the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to evaluate, treat, and make informed decisions about military patients in the context of military-specific variables, such as rank, the service member-patient's specific job, the mission, military instructions, and military laws. Providers lacking this expertise are at risk of decision-making errors which can impact a number of assessment and treatment variables.

Some of these errors can impact rapport (e.g., using an incorrect rank or calling a Marine a soldier), and some can be dire, such as not understanding an individual’s specific job and recommending return to duty when this is contraindicated. This program provides an overview of the concept of military cultural competence, identifies two potential pitfalls for providers, and gives concrete recommendations for the development of cultural competence. Dr. Kennedy will provide illustrative case examples, demonstrating the impact of cultural competence on treatment and career outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define military cultural competence as it pertains to the provision of mental health services.
  2. Recognize two potential military cultural-competence pitfalls for providers that place the mental health, and potentially safety, of a service member at risk.
  3. Identify two methods for the development of military cultural competence.

Parenting Plan Evaluations: Guidelines and Best Practices with an Emphasis on Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) (2 CEs)

In the last 20 years, several states have mandated specific training requirements for custody evaluators and others related to IPV. In 2016, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) approved and published their “Guidelines for Examining Intimate Partner Violence”. In 2022, AFCC approved their new Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Cases. Of note, the APA child custody evaluation guidelines published in 2009 made no mention of IPV or family violence. Additionally, research trends have suggested that custody evaluators are not taking IPV seriously enough when compared with other family related issues.

In this webinar, the presenter – a psychologist who teaches domestic violence at the National Judicial College and has spoken internationally on this issue – will guide participants in understanding key issues regarding IPV, including:

  • Differentiation between common sub-types of IPV in separating/divorcing families
  • Separation-Instigated Violence (SIV)
  • Situational Couples’ Violence (SCV)
  • Coercive Control Violence (CCV))
  • Screening and other tools useful for assessing IPV in the family
  • Specific risks to child and families associated with those sub-types, including but not limited to risks of physical abuse, stalking, emotional abuse, and sexual and economic control
  • Considering recommendations associated with those risks and the health, safety, and welfare of the child

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate critical understanding of IPV in family law matters.
  2. Integrate a differentiated IPV framework of post-separation risk into their assessment of the family.
  3. Provide the court with more nuanced and appropriate recommendations regarding the health, safety, and welfare of the family in cases with allegations of IPV.



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The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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