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COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

             

                OTHER PROFESSIONALS


  Training                                =    $10.00

  Continental Breakfast         =      $5.00

  Total Fee                               =    $15.00


     

         ATTORNEYS WANTING CLE CREDITS 


​  Training                               =    $50.00
                                          (3 CLE credits)

  Continental Breakfast       =      $5.00

  Total Fee                             =     $55.00
   

  

Topic:           Psychometry: Its Practice, Purpose, and Use in the Legal System



Date/Time:    Thursday May 24, 2018 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Place:            Quigley Auditorium Allegheny College Meadville PA

Parking:       lot #21 off of Allegheny Street

Directions:   https://allegheny.edu/map/


An overview of the range of services provided and the roles of Psychometrics in the Legal System. This workshop is designed to inform attorneys, caseworkers and others in the family court system of the various services available to parents, children, and families, including:


Define the different types of evaluations

Identify the categories of testing involved in each type of evaluation
Clarify appropriateness of referrals
Identify the referral process for services
Discuss possible outcomes of the different types of evaluations
Identify the usefulness of evaluations in court proceedings
Identify patients rights
Identification of supportive and therapeutic counseling services available to Crawford and surrounding County families


Facilitators:
Danelle Carrillo Bennett, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Neuropsychology specialty
is a licensed psychologist who specializes in neuropsychology. Dr. Bennett has more than 25 years of experience working with child, family, adult, and elderly populations. Clinical practice includes psychometric evaluation for mental health diagnostic clarification, localization of brain injury after trauma, identification of the area of focus for neurocognitive dysfunction, and parental fitness and competency evaluations. Dr. Bennett provides thorough clinical evaluations including meeting with consumers post-evaluation to provide results and discuss strategies and recommendations. Practicing from a solution-focused model of treatment, a whole person approach to health and wellness along with choice behavior in decision making are the primary focus for treatment recommendations. 

Wendy A. Digiacomo, Esq. Children and Youth Services Solicitor Crawford County Human Servicesis a local attorney who has been practicing law for over sixteen years. She has experience in the areas of Dependency, family law, criminal law, oil and gas and civil practice and has worked as an Associate Attorney for law firms as well as having maintained her own legal practice. Currently, Attorney Digiacomo is employed by Crawford County Children and Youth Services as its Solicitor, a position she has proudly held for the past year and a half.

Larry S. Dickson MA, LPC, NCC, Director of Mind Body Wellness of Meadville Medical Center is a Licensed Professional Counselor Larry has over 38 years experience providing treatment to child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, including LGBTQIA individuals.  His specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, development disorders, early childhood, child, and adolescent disorders, relationship issues, parenting issues, separation and divorce, co-parenting, abuse issues, Post traumatic Stress, and special secular populations such as people in the Amish and Mennonite groups. His advanced training and experience with addictions includes that as a Certified Master of Addictions Counselor, a Certified International Juvenile Justice Addictions Counselor, and a Certified International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Larry is also an adjunct faculty member of Graduate Counseling Education at Edinboro University.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1                        Participants will be able to define the different types of evaluations, identify the categories of testing involved in each type of                                              valuation, and clarity appropriateness of referrals.

Objective 2                        Participants will be able to identify the referral process for psychometric services. 

Objective 3                        Participants will be able to explain the usefulness of evaluations in court proceedings, explain patient’s rights, and identify                                                  possible outcomes of the different types of evaluations.

Objective 4                        Participants will be able to identify supportive and therapeutic counseling services available to parents, children, and families.

 









 

 

 




Return the registration form with your check by Monday, May 21, 2018 to reserve a space and a copy of the handouts. 



Sorry, we cannot guarantee you a space after the May 21st deadline without your completed registration form and check.  If you have any questions, call the CASA office at (814) 337-4471 or email us at crawcasa@windstream.net.