Witness? Expert? Party to a Proceeding? Preparing Mental Health Professionals for Legal System Involvement
Wednesday, September 20th, 2023
10:00am to 1:00pm ET
Presenter: Kathryn Krase, PhD, JD MSW
NASW-NYS Members: $30
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists
Are you working with a family involved in a custody case? Have you been asked to serve as an expert witness? Are you worried about being sued? Mental health professionals are often put in a position where they must interface with the legal system. Many times, these interactions are not voluntary on the part of the mental health professional. As a result, they can be daunting. This course will help prepare mental health professionals with information and skills to competently interface with the legal system, when necessary.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Name the stages of a legal proceeding.
- Describe ways to serve as an advocate for clients within the legal system.
- Identify ways to serve as an ambassador to the legal system for clients
- Identify skills to effectively communicate important information within the legal system.
- Explain various contexts where mental health professionals can serve as valuable resources for a court proceeding
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).
Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Principal Consultant with Krase Consultant and founder of Making the Tough Call is an expert on the professional reporting of suspected child maltreatment. She has authored multiple books and articles on the subject. She has years of experience consulting with government and community based organizations to develop policy & practice standards.
|NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC)||$60.00|
|NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member||$0.00|
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