CACTX 2014

Court Prep & Testimony for Mental Health Clinicians

Summary

This introductory mental health training spans two (2) days and is specifically designed for clinicians who provide therapy in a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will examine the dichotomous nature of the CAC clinician role in providing treatment to children of alleged abuse and complying with judicial requirements. The curriculum focuses on common legal issues encountered by clinicians including confidentiality considerations, maintenance of records, preparing for court, serving as a witness, and delivering effective courtroom testimony.  

Format: This highly interactive program includes lecture and discussion around best practices, review of relevant statutes and case law, and an experiential mock testimony practicum conducted by child abuse prosecutors.

Schedule:
March 1st 9:00am-4:30pm
March 2nd 9:00am-3:00pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas as a mental health clinician.

Approval Process: Acceptance into this training is on a first come, first serve basis. *Registration will be canceled for registrants who do not meet the prerequisites listed above.

CEU Credits: 10.5 Hours (SW/LPC/LMFT) Including 6 Ethics Hours

Details

  • When

  • March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 W. Anderson Ln., Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78757

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