138: Expert Assessment of Childhood Sexualized Assault---Legal and Lifespan Developmental Perspectives

Convention Workshop
$160.00 – List Price
$130.00 – Member/Affiliate Price
August 08, 2015
8-11:50 a.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This intermediate workshop describes assessment of adults suing in relation to childhood sexualized assault (CSA). The workshop outlines (1) lawyers’ needs and the limitations and restrictions on expert opinion and (2) how psychologists can evaluate data using a lifespan approach based on attachment, developmental psychopathology, trauma, and CSA research. A plaintiff’s preassault risk, resilience, and function can be used to estimate a “but-for-the-assault” trajectory, which can then be compared to plaintiff’s actual later-life risk, resilience, and function. This analysis can help determine if CSA contributed to psychological injury.
Learning Objectives
1. List issues a lawyer will likely ask to be addressed in an expert report on an adult involved in civil proceedings related to childhood or adolescent sexual assault (CSA).
2. Describe the research basis for a lifespan developmental approach, including research on attachment, psychological development, risk, resilience, and developmental trajectory, and research related to the severity and impacts of CSA.
3. Apply the concepts “but-for-the-assault” trajectory and “cascade of negative events” to evaluation of adverse impacts of CSA, including mental disorders and effects on intellectual development, educational progress, employment, and life-time income.
4. Explain how language can obfuscate accounts of CSA and how to collect and report findings using appropriately neutral language.
Rosemary A. Barnes, PhD, Independent Practice, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Nina Josefowitz, PhD, Independent Practice, Toronto, Ont., Canada; Susan Vella, Rochon Genova LLP, Toronto, Ont., Canada
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