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