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Psychological treatment reports submitted as evidence to Family Law Courts.

Event number: 19293
3.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Don Tustin

Following the introduction of the Better Access programme, more separated parents seek psychological therapy to help them to address criticisms of their parenting made by their ex-partner or by a family assessor.  Parents ask for treatment reports to help them improve their parenting and access to their child.  As well, the Commonwealth Government has announced a review of the Family Law Act that will increase the role of psychologists in resolving disputes between separated parents.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be:

  • well informed about amendments to Australia's Family Law Act since 2006
  • informed about issues where separated families commonly seek psychological therapy, and
  • informed about draft Guidelines for Mental Health Therapists who submit treatment reports to a Family Law Court.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Don Tustin has worked with families including separated families throughout his career. Dr Tustin provides both therapy and treatment reports for individuals who have a dispute before both the Federal Circuit Court and the Youth Court. Dr Tustin is an active member of the new multi-disciplinary Australian Chapter of AFCC, a professional group that brings together family law judges, psychologists and social workers. Dr Tustin was asked to convene a working party for AFCC to prepare Guidelines for mental health professionals who prepare treatment reports for family law courts.


Registration from 1.00pm, workshop 1.30pm

Online registration


Education Development Centre
Milner Street Hindmarsh
Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 29/6/2018
End date: 29/6/2018
Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm


CCLP member $50
CCLP student member $30
APS member: $70
APS student member: $40
Non APS member: $90


APS - College of Clinical Psychologists - SA
Contact Jonathon Hartstone