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Reporting Abuse in Israel: Legal and Clinical Seminar for Mental Health Professionals

By: Philip Marcus, Judge (retired), Jerusalem Family Court and Ruth Silverberg, LMHC

Date: February 8th, 2021
Time: 19:00-22:00 IST
12:00-15:00 EST
Location: Online

This seminar will cover two critical aspects of child abuse reporting: the legal reporting requirements and procedure, and the clinical process and impact of reporting.

Participants will learn:

  • Why report?
  • Who is obliged to report?
  • What has to be reported?
  • What about therapist-client confidentiality?
  • To whom to report?
  • Penalties for not reporting
  • What happens to the report?
  • Motivations that affect the therapist’s decision to report
  • Potentially conflicting roles of the clinician as therapist, reporter, investigator, witness
  • The process of deciding whether something is reportable
  • Reporting in a way that minimizes negative impact on the therapeutic relationship – with the child, parents, sibling or other client(s)
  • Therapeutic issues that arise after reporting and through the investigation

Please note: The clinical portion of the seminar will not be recorded. If you are unable to attend the live event, you will receive a recording of the legal portion of the seminar only.

Dr. Dani Kahn
Dr. Dani Kahn