Parenting assessments in the context of domestic violence allegations:
From research to clinical practice
Workshop Sign Up

The workshop is designed to assist mental health professionals who undertake parenting assessments (custody and access evaluations). Some of the major challenges involve assessing the disclosed history of domestic violence and potential cross-allegations of parental alienation. Current research and standards of practice raise concerns about several issues that will be addressed in the workshop such as

  • Understanding domestic violence and coercive control (changes to Divorce Act)
  • The impact of domestic violence on children at different stages of development
  • Risks and resilience for children
  • The victim as a parent – understanding victim behaviour
  • The abuser as a parent – understanding abuser behaviour
  • Working with other agencies – collateral sources of information and intervention planning
  • Risk assessment. Safety planning and risk management and the prevention of domestic homicides


Cost of Registration

$50 per participant.

Methods of Payment

Online Payment:

Submit payment to the College electronically by using the online bill payment option offered by your bank. Follow the instructions of your online banking program, select the College of Psychologists of BC as your payee and use your CPBC 4 digit registration number as the account number. Those with numbers fewer than 4 digits will need to use preceding zeros (e.g., 0123).


Cheque or Money Order made payable to the “College of Psychologists of British Columbia” and mailed to:

College of Psychologists of BC
1755 West Broadway, Suite 404
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5

Registration Form

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Once the College receives both my form and payment, I understand that I will be sent an email confirmation of my sign up. I further understand that I will not be provided access to the workshop unless the College is in receipt of both this form and my payment.

About The Presenter Dr. Peter Jaffe

Dr. Peter Jaffe is a Professor of Education and Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women & Children at the University of Western Ontario. He is the Director Emeritus for the London Family Court Clinic. For over 40 years, most of his research and clinical work involves adults and children who have been victims of abuse and involved with the criminal, family and civil court systems. He has co-authored 11 books, 40 chapters and over 80 articles related to children, families and the justice system including Children of Battered Women and Child Custody & Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety & Accountability. He has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Europe to various groups including judges, lawyers, mental health professionals and educators. He has been an expert witness in three Ontario inquests into domestic violence. He is a founding member of Canada’s first Domestic Violence Death Review Committee through the Office of Ontario’s Chief Coroner.