October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
BC Hear the Child Society

hear the child logoThe workshop leaders
Dr. Korpach has a PhD in clinical psychology and has been assessing and treating children, adults, and families since 1986. Dr. Korpach’s practice involves the preparation of psycho-legal reports including Hear the Child reports and Section 211 assessments. She has an extensive background in child maltreatment, child interviewing, and assessment of children, adults, and families. She serves as a supervisor and consultant for professional regulatory boards and agencies committed to providing for the safety, well-being, and best interests of children.

Ms. Henry was one of the early members of the HTC Society and has been on the Board since 2011, five years of which as president. She is also on the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society Board and is actively involved in the development and training of each discipline within BC.

Who should attend
Any professional who meets with children and believes children should have a voice in family
justice matters that affect them.

What you will learn:
The 2-day workshop will cover:
• Child development – ages and stages
• Trauma and impact on children
• Benefits and cautions of listening to the voice of the child/adolescent
• Mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
• Integrating the child’s voice into different dispute resolution options
• Background and history of Hear the Child Reports
• How to conduct a HTC interview and write a non-evaluative HTC report
• Effective interviewing skills, inc. video conferencing
• Sample questions and reports
• The art of introspection – understanding how our values, life experiences, culture and biases affect the interviewer’s lens
• Pitfalls to avoid as a non-evaluative child interviewer
• Review of case law with respect to HTC reports

Opportunities to practice the skills of conducting a non-evaluative child interview and writing a non-evaluative report will be integrated over the 2-day workshop giving participants the opportunity to develop or enhance their proficiency in conducting non-evaluative child interviews and writing non-evaluative reports.

Credits [Approval Pending]
• BC Hear the Child Society – this course will provide participants with 13 hours of child interview skills training which can be applied towards your HTC Roster application. Full application requirements can be found at www.hearthechild.ca
• Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 13 hours (a minimum of 2 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
• Law Society of BC: recognizes 7 hours towards Parenting Coordinator Accreditation
• BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society: recognizes 7 hours towards the child interviewing portion of the basic training segment.

Click this link for the registration form.