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WA Family Law Pathways Network invites you to their event

Decision making in the future: shedding the baggage of cognitive, implicit, and cultural biases

About this event

Scientists have learned that neuropsychology, social cognition, and cultural factors affect decision-making. Two types of neuro-psychologically rooted bias can impact how we reason, infer and decide. Cognitive bias refers to heuristics, such as anchoring or confirmatory bias, which contribute to oversimplifying complex matters. Implicit bias and cultural bias refers to social attitudes that result in rapid, and involuntary assessments resulting from feelings and attitudes that operate out of our awareness or the lack of understanding of how people whose experiences are different may affect those inferences and decisions. This webinar will explore such biases and research-based debiasing strategies.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand and manage the threats to fairness, impartiality and neutrality in family law work
  2. Recognize the need to embrace complexity and consider all relevant family issues rather than a “single story”
  3. Manage the impact of our own values, experiences, and feelings when formulating conclusions and making recommendations and decisions in family law matters

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    Dr Philip Stahl Forensic Psychologist

    Dr. Philip Stahl is a forensic psychologist in private practice, living in Maricopa County, AZ, who provides consultation and expert witness testimony in child custody litigation throughout the United States and North America. Dr. Stahl conducts trainings throughout the United States and internationally for attorneys, child custody evaluators, judges, and others working with high conflict families of divorce. He has been providing training through AU AFCC and other organizations in Australia since 2011. Along with his teaching, Dr. Stahl has written extensively on high-conflict divorce and custody evaluations. He is the author of Conducting Child Custody Evaluations: From Basic to Advanced Issues, (Sage Publications, 2010) and Parenting After Divorce, 2nd Edition (Impact Publishers, 2008) and is co-author of Forensic Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation: A Handbook for Work Product Review, Case Preparation, and Expert Testimony, (American Bar Association Section of F...

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    Wa Family Law Pathways Network

    The objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and separating families.

WA Family Law Pathways Network

Funded by the Attorney-General's Department, the objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and