Are You Ready for a Courtroom? Basics for Mental Health Professionals and Play Therapists

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ARE YOU READY FOR A COURTROOM? BASICS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND PLAY THERAPISTS

3 CEUS FOR TX LPC/LMFT/LSW

    APT Approved Provider #14-376
 
Work as a mental health professional usually involves receiving a subpoena or appearing in a courtroom at some point in your career. For a mental health professional, receiving subpoenas for records and as a witness in court can create anxiety and apprehension with high conflict divorces and the attorneys involved. Mental health professionals have the unique ability to be the voice for children not only in their offices, but also in the courtroom. This training will explain a step-by-step process from first session through the court trial. After this training, a mental health professional will be able to predict the procedures in the courthouse and courtroom ahead of time, as well as be prepared for subpoenas before they are received. Mental health professionals have the opportunity to work as a team with Family Court Services to provide support in sessions and in the courtroom as children and adolescents experience a significant loss in their life.
Cost: $150 (Non-Refundable)
  • Objectives:
    Explain how to respond to a subpoena as a mental health professional or play therapist
    Predict procedures in the courthouse and in the courtroom as a mental health professional or play therapist
    Identify high conflict divorce cases at Intake
    Describe types of trials and mental health professional or play therapy witnesses
    Explain a step-by-step process from first session through a court trial as a mental health professional or play therapist
    Describe how to work as a team with Family Court Services for your clients
    Apply information given to real scenarios from the courtroom
Presenter:
Twila Meyer has been in Private Practice since 2007.  She is the owner of Meyer Counseling Center (MCC) in North Richland Hills, Texas. MCC specializes in assessments, counseling and play therapy for children and adolescents (ages 2-18) and their families. Her passion is to represent children and teens in the family courtroom at hearings and trials regarding abuse, parent alienation and custody disputes.  Twila believes that children should have a voice at home and in the courtroom about their feelings and needs during difficult times in their lives.
Twila is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

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