Assessing for Parenting Capacity Workshop - Hobart, TAS

Date: 13-Sep-2018

Mantra Collins Hotel, Hobart, TAS - Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. 

This new workshop is for anyone who works with children, young people and their families whose role it is to assess the capacity of the parent or parents to care for their child and use this assessment to plan an effective intervention, where needed, to improve the parenting that the child or young person receives. 

The training will cover:

  • the dimensions of parenting capacity;
  • different sources of information that may be used to assess for parenting capacity and how to integrate that information into a well formulated plan;
  • observation and interviewing skills in relation to assessing for parenting capacity;
  • the dimensions of parent-child interaction;
  • observation and interviewing skills in relation to assessing parent-child interaction and;
  • an introduction to preparing reports on parenting capacity and parent-child interaction.

When: Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm  

Where: Mantra Collins Hotel, 58 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS

Cost: The early bird booking is $242.00 if registration occurs before 16 August (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 16 August is $297.00 (GST included). Morning tea and lunch are provided.

To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitator: David Cherry 

David is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for over 35 years. David has worked as a Family Court Counsellor and worked in residential care for 14 ½ years with children and young people who could not live at home because of concerns about abuse and neglect. David has prepared hundreds of parenting assessments over his career and has given evidence in the Family Court of Australia, the Victorian Children’s Court and the Victorian Supreme Court on over 400 occasions in matters relating to residency and contact. In addition, David has extensive experience in supervising parents’ contact with their children and in providing training on assessing for parenting capacity.



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