CLE# 2008-039: Assessing True and False Reports of Abuse
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
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- How to deal with reports of sexual abuse and domestic violence in high-conflict cases
- Significance of personality in family law cases
- True and false reports appear the same – how to assess them, often with no physical evidence
- How to deal with extreme emotions, questionable factual statements, and strong professional opinions in these cases
- How to use this open-minded, evidence-based approach to recognize the wide range of factual information in these cases
- 7 investigator errors
- What is confirmatory bias?
- The problems of presumptions
- Assessing child sexual abuse: 5 theories to investigate
- Elements of the “vocabulary of motive”
- Overlap of child sexual abuse and domestic violence
- Use of restraining orders
- Why professionals tend to minimize the occurrence of true abuse, but tend to disregard existence of false reports.
Bill Eddy, LCSW, Attorney, High Conflict Institute, Scottsdale, AZ.
Also listed in:
Family Law / Custody Issues / Divorce
Law and Community Health