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PSYC935. Domestic Violence

This course covers spousal or partner abuse assessment, detection, and intervention strategies and reporting requirements under the law. Special issues encountered during the child custody evaluation process, including maximizing safety for clients, evaluators, and court personnel; maintaining objectivity; providing and gathering balanced information from both parties and controlling for bias; providing for separate sessions at separate times; and considering the impact of the evaluation report and recommendations with particular attention to the dynamics of domestic violence. This course covers a broad range of issues encountered in family and psychological assessment in domestic violence cases. 2 credit hours