About the Event
Cognitive Behavior Institute is excited to welcome Kaleigh Bantum, PhD, NCSP, for a live interactive webinar on: Polishing Your Practice: Working with High Conflict Families
Time: 1pm-4pm EST
Credit Hours: 3 Ethics CEs
Parent–child contact problems may arise in the context of high conflict separation/divorce dynamics between parents. In cases where there is parent–child contact problems and children resist or refuse contact with one of their parents, there may also be incidents of child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, or compromised parenting that can be experienced by a parent or child as traumatic (Deutsch, 2020). Through this presentation, participants will identify ethical considerations in working with high conflict families. During treatment, it is helpful to motivate co-parents to reframe the narrative they have about the separation/divorce, as well as the role and responsibility each parent had in the breakup of the family. By helping the parents support the new narrative, as well as take each other’s perspective (and the perspective of the child), helps the child see that the parents can focus on their well-being, and can communicate and cooperate in developing a new family structure/plan in which the children are no longer triangulated (Deustch, 2020). Participants will describe role identification and delineation in working with high conflict families. In high-conflict family situations, access to resources can be helpful in building emotional coping abilities and resilience within and amongst family members. Following this presentation, participants will also be able to list resources available in working with high conflict families and analyze ways of adapting their current practices for working with high conflict families.
1-2:30pm Lecture Part 1
- Impacts of Conflict in Families
- Ethical Considerations
- Treatment considerations
- Case examples
*Program does not include breaks
- Participants will identify ethical considerations in working with high conflict families
- Participants will describe role identification and delineation in working with high conflict families.
- Participants will list resources available in working with high conflict families
- Participants will analyze ways of adapting their current practices for working with high conflict families
Dr. Kaleigh N. Bantum, PhD, NCSP is Cognitive Behavior Institute’s Co-Director. Dr. Bantum is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania as well as a nationally certified school psychologist. She completed her undergraduate work at Ohio University before continuing her graduate education at Duquesne University. She completed her clinical training through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC where she received specialized training in evidence-based practices in trauma and early childhood mental health. She has clinical, consultative and supervisory experience in school, hospital and community-based settings. Dr. Bantum has presented at a number of national conferences, taught at local universities, and serves as the Co-Director of CBI's Center for Education.
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Deutsch, R., Drozd, L., & Ajoku, C. (2020). Trauma‐Informed Interventions in Parent–Child Contact Cases. Family Court Review, 58(2), 470-487.
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Wonders, L.L. (2019). When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist’s Guide To Navigating High Conflict Divorce & Custody Cases. Independent Publisher.
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