3/25/2023: Law and Ethics: Child Abuse, Assessment, Reporting and Treatment Planning

Aretha Hampton, LCSW

Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Law & Ethics:
Child Abuse, Assessment, Reporting and Treatment Planning

Overview of identification, assessment and reporting of child maltreatment and neglect. This course will include discussion of initial response and ongoing treatment for children, adolescents and adult survivors including available resources. Course meets Board of Behavioral Sciences requirement for training in child abuse and neglect for marriage and family therapists.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the role of a mandated reporter.
  • Participants will be able to to explain how to complete a child abuse and neglect reports and other documentation.
  • Participants will be able to discuss how to collaborate with external partners while providing therapeutic interventions to children and family when there is a reasonable suspicion of abuse and neglect.
  • Participants will be able to describe how trauma impacts neurobiology affecting adult decision-making.
  • Participants will be able to identify the differences in state, and federal guidelines that impact reporting requirements.

Required Texts:

  • Participants will access Article 2.5 Child Abuse and Neglect Report Act [11164 – 11174.3] and read prior to CE course.
  • Participants will read Ghosts in the Nursery by Selma Fraiberg.

Aretha Hampton

Aretha Hampton, LCSW, practices in Berkeley, CA. Ms. Hampton specializes in trauma, child maltreatment and infant-parent mental health. She has 18 years of medical social work experience providing crisis intervention support in maternal child health and emergency room settings. Ms. Hampton is also an adjunct professor at Dominican University teaching social work and child abuse courses. Ms. Hampton has a private practice in Berkeley, CA working with adults and children who have experienced adverse situations. She is also attending Fielding Graduate University in the Infant and Early Childhood Development doctoral program.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: Early Bird by 1/3/23 after 1/3/23 after 03/16/22
TPI Members $125 $155 $180
Nonmembers $165 $195 $215
Prelicensed Students/Associates $90 $120 $140

CE: 6 Credits. $5 additional fee per CE credit (i.e. 6 CE credits is $30 total). Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's.The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts continuing education credit granted by the California Psychological Association or by any of its Approved Providers. The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 3:00pm
$5 fee per CE