2019 Tampa Training Event
Hosted by True North Counseling Services
Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hyatt Place Tampa/ Wesley Chapel
LYNN LOUISE WONDERS, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
NAVIGATING HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE AND CUSTODY CASES: ETHICAL AND CLINICAL ISSUES FOR THERAPISTS
Providing therapy services for children and families when a couple is embroiled in a high conflict divorce and/or custody case can be a daunting and often intimidating experience. When a therapist is equipped with the proper skills-set, clear policies and protocols along with an understanding of the intricacies and complexities of these cases, a therapist can avoid common pitfalls and maintain focus on helping children and families through this very difficult time of conflict, stress and change. This 6 hour training will provide practicable, actionable information and guidance on how to navigate high conflict, court-involved cases while attending to all of the clinical challenges and ethical concerns.
After this training session participants will be able to:
- Describe how to efficiently screen for red and yellow flags during the initial intake for the vital information that might otherwise be withheld.
- Define and differentiate the appropriate role a therapist has in a case involving a custody dispute apart from other professional roles.
- Name 3 elements of the process of setting and maintaining clear boundaries with parents who are engaged in a high conflict court-involved divorce or custody dispute in order to protect the integrity of the therapeutic process.
- Define concepts of alienation, polarization and loyalty conflict in relation to the child’s experience of his/her parents’ high conflict divorce or custody dispute.
- Identify elements of alienation, polarization and loyalty conflict and describe how to manage the therapeutic process with the child in therapy and the parents when these elements have been identified.
- Describe how to ethically document, communicate with attorneys and guardians ad litem and create a goal directed treatment plan.
- Develop a plan for responding to subpoenas and testifying in court if needed.
- Explain the most clinically appropriate way to help children and parents understand a child’s rights when parents are divorced or divorcing through playful language implemented during the course of play therapy.
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9:00 – 10:30 – Nature of high conflict divorce and custody disputes and examination of a therapist’s role; Understanding the conflict continuum.
10:30 – 10:45 – BREAK
10:45 – 12:15 – Ethical treatment planning and case management with high conflict divorce and custody disputes.
12:15 – 12:30 – BREAK
12:30 – 1:45 – Catered lunch-n- learn. Social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and psychologists will break out into sub-groups to enjoy a delicious catered meal together while examining and discussing application of relative ethics codes to case scenarios.
1:45 – 2:00 – BREAK
2:00 – 3:30 – Be prepared for court while providing effective clinical interventions to support the client’s therapeutic process.
3:30 – 4:00 – Small and Large Group Case Sample Discussion & Conclusion
Fee includes $95 training fee + $15 catered working-lunch fee
CE’s available : $20 additional /information provided to sign up for CE’s after registration.
5.25 CE’s for MFT, LMHC, CSW
5.3 CE’s for Licensed Psychologists
Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCSis a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in Georgia, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, an early childhood specialist and parenting consultant. She is the author of When Parents Are at War: A Child Therapist’s Guide to Navigating High Conflict Divorce and Custody Cases. Ms. Wonders is the founder and director of Wonders Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC and an APT-Approved Provider for play therapy continuing education offering clinical services, play therapy supervision and training as well as professional mentoring for therapists developing a career in play therapy. Ms. Wonders is certified as a Canfield Success Coach and Trainer, offering seminars, small and large workshops and mastermind programs for therapists and other helping professionals online and in person world-wide. She leads a large community of play therapists from around the world on Facebook and has assisted therapists in working toward RPT status and building thriving play therapy private practices nation-wide. Ms. Wonders is an early childhood specialist for Primrose Schools. She has been practicing play therapy since 2002 and has been training and supervising therapists toward their RPT credential since 2010. To find out more information or contact Ms. Wonders directly, her website is www.wonderscounseling.com
Hyatt Place Tampa / Wesley Chapel
26000 Sierra Center Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33559
A block of rooms have been reserved at Hyatt Place Tampa/ Wesley Chapel for this event at a rate of $99 referencing the “True North Counseling” group rate. The last day to reserve a room in the block at the group discount is 6/18/19. Call reservations at: 1-888-492-8847.
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