Daniel J. Rybicki, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist 

WA  PY00003195 
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology

 

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Educational Seminars & Publications

Dr. Rybicki is active in providing training and publishing articles of interest to psychologists and the legal community. Some of the current training events (and past events) are listed below. There are also some articles of interest at the bottom of this page.

Dr. Rybicki offers Professional Continuing Education Seminars for Psychologists and Attorneys designed to satisfy state requirements while providing timely and useful information. He has conducted training for legal and mental health audiences in such areas as --

Utilizing Mental Health Experts Effectively

Child Custody Evaluation, Parenting Plans for High Conflict Cases

Relocation, Visitation Resistance, and Other Challenging Custody Cases

Specialty Issues in Forensic Psychology: Repressed Memory, Child Abuse Evaluation, Domestic Violence, Malingering

How to Cross-Examine Mental Health Experts

With over 23 years of teaching experience at several colleges and universities, Dr. Rybicki can design special programs to meet your needs for on-site seminars or resort locations. Contact us for more information.

Recent Publications and Forthcoming Publications:

      Dr. Rybicki has been working to update and revise the original manuscript for a lengthy textbook on Forensic Psychology. While this work is still in progress, you may access an earlier version of a segment from the chapter on Family Law and Divorce issues pertaining to Parental Alienation Syndrome and Enmeshment. Simply click on the underlined link bar in the previous sentence. This posting will likely be revised before publication with additional material on the criticisms of Gardner's PAS concept, recent efforts to include PAS in the DSM-V, and related topics such as visitation resistance. Check back for the updated posting soon. 

     Dr. Rybicki has co-authored two articles on Family Law Special Masters and how they would be trained and structured in order to improve the quality of dispute resolution in Washington State. The first of these companion articles appears in the WSBA News, June 2010. The second article appears in the WSBA News, February 2011. You may access a copy of each article here:

  Family Law Special Master Part One

  Family Law Special Master Part Two  

     Dr. Rybicki has also published an article on police psychology with a focus on pre-employment psychological evaluations and work fitness or fitness for duty evaluations. The article appears in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 2002, 17(2), 18-31. To download a reprint of this article, click the following link: Work Fitness Survey

 

Current Workshop and Training Offerings:

None currently scheduled 

Past Professional Workshops Conducted:

May 10, 2017: Pulling It All Together: Pragmatics of a Developmental Systems Approach to Parenting Plans. Presented as part of Kitsap County Advanced Training for Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem.  1.5 hours CLE

March 25, 2017: Pragmatics of a Developmental Systems Approach to Parenting Plans: Panel Discussion with Marsha Kline Pruett, Bill Eddy, and Elise Buie. Presented as part of the Sixth Annual WA AFCC Conference, Seattle 1.5 hour CLE

September 19, 2016: Decision Making for Thorny Issues (DV, Alienation, Addictions). Presentation as part of Advanced Update Title 26 GAL Training Program sponsored by WA AFCC, Olympia WA  1.5 hours CLE

July 25, 2016: Decision Making for Thorny Issues (DV, Alienation, Addictions). Presentation as part of Advanced Update Title 26 GAL Training Program sponsored by WA AFCC, Spokane, WA  1.5 hours CLE

June 3, 2016: Through a Glass Darkly: Using Literature and Cinema to Deepen Our Practice. Panel discussion presentation with Hon. Charles Reynard, Hon. Susan Snow, and John Kydd at 53rd Annual AFCC Conference, Seattle  1.5 hours CLE

March 15, 2014:  Reducing Confirmatory Bias in Custody Evaluations. Presentation with Dr.Andy Benjamin and Dennis McGlothin at the Fourth Annual WA AFCC Conference, Frontiers of Family Law. Washington Athletic Club,Seattle. 1.5 hr CLE. You may access Audio CD's and MP3 downloads directly through VW Tapes  (use link to left) or access this from the WA AFCC www.wa-afcc.net website.

February 26, 2014: Investigation Methods, King Co.Bar Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Training, Seattle, WA (2 hour CLE). Contact www.kcba.org for details on the program.

Thursday, April 25, 2013: Effective Use of the Psychologist as Witness. Co-presented with Sylvia Glover, Sr. Counsel, Attorney General's Office, Quarterly Juvenile Litigation Meeting, Washington Office of the Attorney General.  2.0 hours CLE.

Saturday, April 6, 2013: View from the Bench, Moderator for Judges Panel. Third Annual WA AFCC Conference. 1.0 hours CLE.  You may access Audio CD's and MP3 downloads directly through VW Tapes  (use link to left) or access this from the WA AFCC www.wa-afcc.net website.

February 27, 2013: Investigation Methods, King Co.Bar Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Training, Seattle, WA (2 hour CLE

Monday, May 21, 2012: Psychological Evaluations -- Essential Components and Avenues of Critical Challenge. Kitsap Legal Services Title26 GALTraining. 2.25 hours CLE.

Friday, April 13, 2012: Abusive Use of the Abusive Use of Conflict (1.5 hour CLE) and a second session on Guardian Ad Litem Services: A Coast to Coast Comparison (1.5 hour CLE). Audio CD's and MP3 downloads available from VW Tapes  (order page link follows here: WA AFCC 2012.  You may also access this from the WA AFCC www.wa-afcc.net website.

March 5, 2012: Panel discussion on Parenting Plans and Psychological Evaluations. This is part of the 4th Annual Wechsler Family Law Symposium for the King County Bench sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers.Seattle, WA. (1.5  hour CLE

February 22, 2012: Investigation Methods, King Co.Bar Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Training, Seattle, WA (2 hour CLE

November 18, 2011 -- Parenting Evaluations for Family Law Cases: Optimal Use and Avenues of Challenge. Presentation with Dr. Steve Tutty, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Family Law Division, Tacoma WA (3.0 hour CLE).  

October 28, 2011 -- Second Opinion Psychological Evaluations for Dependency Court Cases: Saving Grace or Saving Face. Sponsored by DSH OPD (1.5 hour CLE).

October 21, 2011 -- Thorny Issues in Child Custody Investigations: Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse. Part of the First Annual WA-AFCC Chapter conference. (1.5 hour CLE) CD or DVD of this is available through WA AFCC website.

October 8, 2011 -- Suncadia Lodge, WA. Family Law Special Masters, presented with Frances Kevetter as part of the annual Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association convention.  (1.0 hour CLE)

July 20, 2011: Psychological Testing in Family Law. Sponsored by Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association. (1.0 hour CLE)

May 10, 2011: Psychological Evaluations: Essential Components and Avenues of Challenge. Sponsored by DSHS Children's Justice Conference, Seattle, WA. (1.5 hour CLE)

May 10, 2011: DSM-V: Impact on Child Welfare Cases. Sponsored by DSHS Children's Justice Conference, Seattle, WA. (1.5 hour CLE)

February 23, 2011: Investigation Methods, King Co.Bar Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem Training, Seattle, WA (2 hour CLE

February 25, 2011: Psychological Evaluations: Essential Components and Avenues of Critical Challenge. Sponsored by Oregon State Bar Association Juvenile Law Section. Portland, OR,  2011 Conference (2 hour CLE

Sat., June 19, 2010: Credibility Issues in Child Custody Evaluations. WA State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Vancouver, WA. (2 hour CLE)

Sat., June 19, 2010: Panel Discussion -- Psychological Testing in Family Law Matters. Presented with Dr. Landon Poppleton and Dr. Kirk Johnson. WA State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Vancouver, WA. (2 hour CLE)

Mon., May 10, 2010: Attachment Issues in Parenting Evaluations sponsored by the WA Dept. of Social and Health Services, Children's Justice Conference (2 hour CLE)  

Fri., Feb.26, 2010: Limitations in Attachment Theory. Court Improvement Training Association Annual Conference (2 hour CLE)  

Wed., Jan. 27, 2010: Investigation Methods for Parenting Evaluations -- part of the Title 26 Family Law Guardian ad Litem Training sponsored by the King County Bar Association (2 hour CE)  

Fri., Nov. 13, 2009: Art & Science of Parenting Plans: High Conflict Cases and Practical Considerations; Plus Panel with Dr. Joan Kelly, Tacoma-Pierce Co. Family Law Association  (6 hour CLE)  

Fri., Sept. 4, 2009: Credibility Issues in Child Custody Cases sponsored by the Family Law Division of the King County Bar Association (1 hour CLE)  

Thur., Jan. 29, 2009: Investigation Methods for Parenting Evaluations -- part of the Title 26 Family Law Guardian ad Litem Training sponsored by the King County Bar Association (2 hour CE)  

Fri., May 18, 2007: The Role of Psychological Assessment in Contested Custody Matters sponsored by the Pierce County Family Law Association.  

Sun., Feb. 22, 2004 (10:30-12:30) Uses and Abuses of Psychological Testing in Child Custody Evaluations. AFCC-CAL (2 hr.CE)

Sat., Oct. 11, 2003 (9-5pm) Current Issues in Child Custody Evaluation (6 hr. CE)

Wed., Sept. 3, 2003 (12-5pm) Current Approaches to Domestic Violence (4 hr.CE)

Fri. Jan. 17, 2003 (1-5pm) Domestic Violence (4 hr. CE )

Sat. Jan. 18, 2003 (8:30-4:30pm) Special Topics in Child Custody Evaluation (8 hr. CE)

Sun. Jan. 19, 2003 (8:30-4:30pm) Child Sexual Abuse (8 hr. CE)

Friday Aug. 2, 2002 (1-5pm) Update and Legal & Ethical (4 hr. CE - meets annual update requirement)

Sat. Aug. 3, 2002 (8:30-4:30pm) Child Custody Evaluations (8 hr. CE)

Sun. Aug. 4, 2002 (8:30-4:30pm) Serving as an Expert Witness (8 hr CE)

(Participants who completed the entire series earned 40 hours CEU's for licensure. They also met the new Rules of the Court requirements under 1257.4 for certification as a child custody evaluator. By taking the entire series, participants could also meet the 12 hour domestic violence requirements for custody evaluators under 1257.7 rule. Participants who  completed the entire series or the January series met the custody requirements for child sexual abuse topics outlined in 3110.5 of the Rules of the Court. And, MFT's and LCSW's who completed the entire first weekend also earned their 6 hours of law and ethics training while psychologists earned their 4 hours of law and ethics training for the Friday Aug. 2nd seminar)  



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