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Called to Court!? Ethical & Legal Role of Counselors

Additional Information

2020 Dates: April 3rd, May 8th, June 5th, July 10th, August 7th, September 11th, October 2nd, November 13th, & December 4th


This presentation will illuminate the domain of counselors in the courtroom, by focusing on courtroom responsibilities inherent in counseling professionals within an ethical framework. It includes aspects of their immunity and liability. 


Many well-trained counselors still grapple with difficult clinical situation of being called to court.  The application of state statutes and the ICA code of ethics standards boosts confidence on these occasions. However, reviewing relevant legal definitions and providing illustrations of how and when these guidelines are applied in real-time vignettes lends practical experience in decision-making, clarifies the role of the counselor, and yields lasting impressions for future scenarios

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1. Understand and recognize the ethical codes which are pertinent to a counselor’s court appearance

2. Gain a basic understanding of what role counselors play as a testifier in a court proceeding.

3. Be able to identify, manage and /or avoid sticky situations without alienating the client he/she represents, while adhering to the highest standard of ethics and law.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else to attend in their place.

    

If a registrant is unable to attend, and providing the conference registrar is informed in writing, the fee paid can be applied towards another training within the calendar year. 


Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:


  • Registrations cancelled prior to 7 days of the event are eligible for an 80% refund of the registration fees paid. The remaining 20% of the fee contributes to administration costs incurred.

        

  • Registrations cancelled less than 7 days before the event are eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fees paid.  The remaining 50% of the fee contributes to administration costs incurred.

        

  • Registrations cancelled less than 24 hours before the event are no longer eligible for a refund.