Working With Families in the Florida Family Court System: Roles, Boundaries, and Limitations
Counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system through various roles. Whether counseling children, conducting evaluations, or providing co-parenting counseling, counselors need to understand the intricacies of family law and court proceedings. As clients entangled in the family court system can present with a range of challenges, counselors must learn to clearly define their roles, communicate with attorneys, navigate no-contact orders, understand parenting plans, and establish firm boundaries with all parties. This presentation will detail the ways that counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system, and outline best practices for working with these clients.
1. Participants will be able to identify and describe the numerous roles counselors can play in family court cases.
2. Participants will be able to define roles, boundaries, and rules when working with family court cases.
3. Participants will be able to explain the legal and ethical limitations associated with parenting plans, no-contact orders, and marital settlement agreements.
- $15 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
- $20 for non-members
About the Presenter
Dr. Vassilia Binensztok
Ph.D., LMHC, CFMHE, NCC
Is a counselor in private practice and an adjunct professor of counseling at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Binensztok is a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and Parenting Coordinator with extensive experience working in the child welfare system and the family court system.
Continuing Education Information
The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-770451 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
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