Child Abuse Assessment with Mark Fromm
Assessing and treating child abuse is a highly challenging endeavor requiring the use of the entire "therapeutic instrument" of the psychotherapist. We need to bring a solid understanding of ourselves, a range of well-developed personal and therapeutic capacities, a high degree of clinical knowledge, and a strong set of clinical skills to the task. This course will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of child abuse laws, a practical understanding of how to assess and manage various child abuse situations, a wide range of effective treatment perspectives and ideas, and greater awareness of your own individual strengths or limitations in this area. Special attention will be paid to the larger contexts in which child abuse occurs, including the familial, sociocultural, and spiritual, and how these perspectives can be utilized in assessment and treatment.
Mark Fromm, Ph.D. is a California-licensed psychologist seeing individuals, couples, and families in Oakland and San Francisco. He is on the Core Faculty in the Integral Counseling Psychology program at CIIS, and has taught in a variety of San Francisco Bay Area graduate schools for the past twenty years. Dr. Fromm has been an expert consultant to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and California Board of Psychology around legal and ethical issues for psychotherapists. He has been Vice-President of PsychologyToday.com and was Executive Director of its online information and support service. He has been a columnist for a variety of publications, including Psychology Today, over the past twenty years.