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On Friday, March 11, 2016 Suzanne Williams spoke at the Continuing Legal Education Conference: Assessments & Interventions: The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology in Vancouver.  She presented on a panel on why and how we hear the views of the children with a special focus on the rights of children.

The course covered the following topics:

  • the fundamentals of attachment theory and child developmental psychology, and the application of these concepts in high conflict family law cases
  • the dynamics involved when children refuse to visit a parent after separation
  • the alienated and estranged child, and the judicial and therapeutic responses to alienation and estrangement
  • the range of assessments and interventions available in family law matters, and their strengths and weaknesses
  • how to critically assess custody assessments