This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees since the clinician may be called upon to defend his or her recommendation, court-involved therapy and child custody forensic work requires consistent attention to legal, ethical, and clinical boundaries and considerations. In addition to discussion of the various aspects of including a family court/forensic specialization in your practice, this presentation will discuss in some detail the additional training necessary, and where to find it. Although this training is specialized, it also typically meets standards necessary for clinical licensure.
Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email.
No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.
Child custody legal forensic work includes court-involved therapy, mediation and custody evaluation. This work is an important, interesting, and fulfilling opportunity for licensed mental health professionals to expand their private practice and their earning ability. Mental health professionals often serve as “the voice of the child” in family law proceedings. This area of practice is an important way to help families and children in crisis by providing the court with accurate and helpful information on which to base decisions. Helping families navigate custody arrangements and finding solutions to meet the child's needs can be rewarding both professionally and financially. Because there is currently a shortage of trained professionals providing these specialized services, the Sacramento Valley Child Custody Mediators and Evaluators Group and the Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Section have collaborated to design this presentation to help interested mental health professionals learn more about the intersection of family law and behavioral health, and about ways to effectively include this area of specialization in your practice. Schedule:
9:00 am Registration Starts
9:00am - 9:45am - Networking
9:45am - 10:00am - Announcements
10:00am - 11:00am - Workshop
11:00am - 11:10am - Break
11:10am - noon - workshop
noon - Workshop Ends
Information about professional training requirements and where to find it.
An overview of the court process relating to child custody.
Discussion about other opportunities for mental health professionals to help families during their involvement in the family court system.
Ms. Wasznicky received her undergraduate degree in psychology, sociology and law from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1977. A native of Massachusetts, she moved to California in 1977 to attend law school at the University of California, Davis, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1980. In 1989, she co-founded the firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky, specializing in Family Law. She is certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist.
Mr. Love has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 1976. He provides counseling and psychotherapy for individuals and families, and specializes in divorce and custody related counseling and psychotherapy, mediation, evaluation, and consultation. He is frequently appointed by local Courts to serve as Child Custody Recommending Counselor, Child Custody Evaluator, and Special Master.
Early registration ends Thursday, August 30, 2018 Early registration rates:
2018 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2018 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Starting Friday, August 31, 2018 rates:
2018 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25
2018 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20Non-Member: $35Registration Ends Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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