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Author Allen, Virginia
Title Counseling in the Family Law System : A Professional Counselor's Guide
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (230 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: Foundations of Forensic Counseling and the Family Law System -- 1. What Is Forensic Counseling? -- Scientific Forensics -- Forensics Used by Mental Health Providers -- Forensics and the Professional Counselor -- Training Requirements -- 2. Definitions of Legal Terms and Job Descriptions -- Common Legal Terms Used in Family Court -- Expanded Definitions of Custody Evaluator, Case Manager, and Mediator -- Custody Evaluator -- Case Manager -- Mediator -- Professional Organizations of Forensic Experts -- 3. Myths and Truths About Working in Family Law Courts -- Myth #1: In the Long Run, a Child is not Harmed by a Divorce -- Myth #2: Mothers are Usually Considered the Primary Caregivers of the Child and are Therefore Generally Granted Primary Custody -- Myth #3: Both Parents in a Custody Battle Desire What is Best for their Child -- Myth #4: Children of a Certain Age (Generally Age 12) Can Decide Where they Want to Live and How Often they Visit the Other Parent -- Myth #5: Stepparents Have a Say in Matters of Custody and Visitation Schedule -- Myth #6: Putting Two Different Families Together as One is Relatively Easy -- Myth #7: One Parent Holds the Truth to What Happened in a Divorcing Family -- Myth #8: Evaluators are Always Right, and their Recommendations are Always Followed by the Court -- Myth #9: All Family Law Cases are Generally Equivalent -- Myth #10: All Family Courts and All Jurisdictions Use Custody Evaluators -- Myth #11: Any Counselor Can Perform Custody Evaluations -- 4. Scope of Practice and Training Standards for Custody Evaluators, Mediators, and Case Managers -- General Training Standards for Custody Evaluators, Mediators, and Case Managers -- The Business Decisions of Being an Evaluator, Mediator, or Case Manager
Challenges and Rewards of Being a Forensic Counselor -- 5. Ethical Considerations for Custody Evaluators, Mediators, and Case Managers -- Confidentiality -- Dual Relationships -- Payment -- Therapeutic Relationship -- Record Keeping -- Do no Harm -- Part II: Basics of Counseling Practice in Family Law -- 6. Interviewing Basics -- Interviews: General Procedure -- Parent Interviews -- Child Interview -- Collateral Contacts -- 7. Writing the Report -- General Guidelines -- Transmittal Letter -- The Actual Report -- Assessment Summary -- Recommendations-Custody and Visitation -- Recommendations-Other Considerations -- Final Thoughts -- Mediator Report Writing -- Case Manager Report Writing -- 8. Special Circumstances Cases -- Parenting Plans: General Guidelines -- Parenting Plans: Very Young Children -- Report Writing: Recommendations for Young Children -- Report Writing: Recommendations for Geographic Distance Between the Parents -- Parenting Plans: General Guidelines for Distance Between Parents -- Parenting Plans: Short Distance Between Parents -- Parenting Plans: Long Distance Between Parents -- Parenting Plans: Update -- Updated Report Examples -- Parenting Plans: Parental Alienation -- Summary -- 9. Working Through a Case -- The Case of Smith Vs Smith -- 10. Court Testimony: Preparation and Appearance -- Preparation -- Appearance -- Depositions -- Second Opinion Expert -- 11. Final Thoughts -- Parenting Classes for Divorced Parents -- Children'S Class -- Divorce Education Classes/Parents -- Divorce Education Classes/Stepparents -- Divorce Education Classes/Children -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
This practical career guide is the first book written specifically for professional counselors on how to provide services to the family court system, a growing and lucrative field of practice. Written by a professional counselor with over 20 years of experience, it discusses the roles of counselors in family court and provides step-by-step guidelines on how to expand one's counseling practice to include family forensic services. It describes how to enter the field, build a successful practice, and how to work effectively as a custody evaluator, mediator, or case manager with attorneys and judges as well as parents and children
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Allen, Virginia Counseling in the Family Law System : A Professional Counselor's Guide New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2014 9780826198297
Subject Counseling -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Criminal psychology.;Criminal behavior -- Prevention
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Alt Author Edd, Virginia Allen
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