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Therapeutic Privilege and Custody Disputes: Insights from a Court-Appointe...
Fri, April 7, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Therapeutic Privilege and Custody Disputes: Insights from a Court-Appointed Child’s Counsel
Please Plan to Arrive by 8:30am
We will start promptly at 8:45am
Seminar meets Ethics requirement for continuing education credits for psychologists.
This CE class is offered via live webinar as well as in-person. Please select the ticket type that you prefer.
Mental health professionals treating children before, during and after custody litigation will gain insights about the privilege and processes from a Court-Appointed Child’s Counsel.
Tasked with assisting children during periods of family discord, conflict and litigation, the treatment professional should be aware of privilege and its application, the waiver of privilege, the role of a child’s attorney under current Maryland law, and what to expect during litigation procedures.
Parents and their attorneys often attempt to use therapeutic intervention for more than just the treatment of a child. It is essential to arm oneself with knowledge concerning the privilege and its limitations for different credentialed professionals, the effects of a waiver of the privilege, how to work with a child’s attorney to further best interests rather than parental agendas, and the professionals’ exposure upon a release of records, deposition or testimony in Court.
1. Describe the application of therapeutic privilege in custody cases
2. Explain the three different roles of child attorneys and bases for privilege waiver
3. Identify methods for utilizing the child’s attorney and litigation process to further the treatment goals of the child
4. Explain how to testify in furtherance of the child’s best interests and treatment goals without alienating the child and/or parent(s) such that treatment may continue or be properly transferred to a new practitioner
Annemarie Wall, Esquire has been a licensed practicing attorney in the State of Maryland for the past decade. She operates a small litigation firm in Rockville, focusing on family law, probate and estate planning. Ms. Wall has received training in collaborative practice, mediation and the representation of children in custody disputes. She is appointed by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County to represent children as a Child’s Privilege Attorney, Best Interest Attorney and Advocate. Approximately 25% of Ms. Wall’s practice involves the representation of children, with the remainder of her family law practice involving custody, support, property and divorce matters through litigation and out-of-court alternatives. She has been published by the Maryland Bar Journal on the topic of collaborative law versus litigation for family law disputes and has served as an instructor and guest lecturer for the Bar Association of Montgomery County, American University Washington College of Law and Montgomery College Paralegal Program.
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