Instructor: Kimberly Blair, M.A., PCC-S
Course Description: This four (4) hour training is designed to aid professionals in understanding concepts related to assessment tools and interviewing techniques to determine parenting abilities within the context of general psychological evaluations. The focus of the training will be on Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.’s assessment procedures and tools. Through the use of instruction, practical activities, and collaborative discussion, participants will gain an understanding of current methods including Parenting Questionnaire, Parent-Child Observation, and other parenting assessments. Additionally participants will gain knowledge of other parenting methods not being utilized at the agency.
Participants will obtain basic assessment skills to assess parenting skills and abilities
Participants will obtain an understanding of utilizing parenting assessments in treatment
2. What is a Parenting Assessment?
3. Purpose of Parenting Assessments?
4. Basic Assessment Skills and Assessor’s Role
5. Parenting Ability vs. Parenting Capacity
6. Reasons for “Bad Parenting” Choices
7. Developing a Hypothesis for “Bad Parenting”
8. Use of Parenting Questionnaire
9. Use of Parent-Child Observation
10. Parenting Elements that Impact Clinical Formulation
11. Guidelines for Treatment Recommendations
12. Using Parenting Assessments in treatment
13. Other Parent Assessment Tools
14. Poor Assessment Reports
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Pre-Requesites: Development Approach to Parenting Skills