Assessment of the Family (1 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: The family assessment is one component of the comprehensive assessment of the child or adolescent with a psychiatric disorder. This guideline reviews the basic principles in conducting a family interview that gathers history relevant to the child’s disorder and observes family interaction associated with the child’s disorder. It reviews basic information that must be covered in all evaluations and the information required in complex and specialized situations.
- Gain an understanding of the goals and objectives of the family assessment process, and the factors that impact assessment
- Evaluate the implications and effectiveness of ten principles for clinicians to assist in developing practice-based skills
- Evaluate guidelines for eliciting a family history, an assessment of family functioning, and integrating assessment data into a treatment plan
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.