You provide valuable counseling services to your clients. But what are your rights and responsibilities if your client is in the middle of a divorce or custody battle? If you provide counseling to a child, what if the judge wants to hear your professional opinion? What do you do if your client wants you to testify in court about testing, treatment, and confidential communications? What if your client and his/her spouse subpoenaed your records?
This program is designed to help you explain the general legal rights and responsibilities of a counselor providing therapy for individuals and families, including confidentiality laws for individual and marriage counseling, religious counseling, and adolescent counseling. Participants will be able to apply the counselor-privileged communications laws related to their practice and recognize what is considered a confidential communication. This program will help you apply the best practices when subpoenaed and how to produce records under a subpoena. Participants will be able to recognize the general family court process, commonly used terms in family law, and identify the goals that a family lawyer is seeking from the counseling professional.
The program will help you recognize the difference between lay testimony vs. expert testimony, how to qualify as an expert, how to be a court-appointed expert, and what to include in your testimony.
Participants will receive the course materials, including examples of relevant and essential forms that will assist the mental health professional.
This basic level seminar is designed for professional counselors, therapists, doctors and other mental health professionals. Mental health staff and practice office managers may also benefit.
This seminar is presented as a live program and held at professional offices or other suitable venues. The event is free. Participants are responsible for any fees associated with receiving professional credits.
Therapy and Counseling in the Law has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Triangle Divorce Lawyers is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3456.
Mary Gurganus is the owner at Triangle Divorce Lawyers, where she focuses her practice on family law and has extensive divorce and child custody litigation experience. During law school, Ms. Gurganus was the president of her law school’s Innocence Project, which investigates claims of innocence by inmates whose innocence may be proven using new technologies, such as DNA.
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