By Virginia Allen EdD
This useful profession advisor is the 1st publication written in particular for pro counselors on the best way to offer companies to the kin courtroom process, a starting to be and profitable box of perform. Written by means of a qualified counselor with over two decades of expertise, it discusses the jobs of counselors in kinfolk courtroom and offers step by step guidance on tips on how to extend one's counseling perform to incorporate kinfolk forensic prone. It describes the right way to input the sphere, construct a profitable perform, and the way to paintings successfully with legal professionals and judges in addition to mom and dad and youngsters.
The ebook presents particular guidance and examples of the way to speak successfully with legal professionals, behavior interviews with mom and dad and youngsters, make options for custody and visitation, write studies, and effectively testify in courtroom. content material builds at the history and services already possessed by way of the pro counselor, and describes the benefits that counselors have√≥and demanding situations they have to usually overcome√≥in effectively practising within the relatives legislations method. incorporated is a wealth of correct information regarding the court docket procedure, definitions of felony phrases, criteria of perform required by means of the organization of kin and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), education and licensing necessities for evaluators and mediators, scope of perform, and moral issues. The e-book additionally contains varieties for taking interview notes, templates for writing stories, examples of tangible reviews, pattern visitation schedules, and case studies.
- Written particularly for counselors, by way of an skilled counselor
- Offers a realistic, step by step technique for counselors with little felony historical past
- Describes tips to speak with lawyers and behavior interviews with mom and dad and youngsters, together with dos and don'ts
- Includes templates for accomplishing interviews, writing reviews, visitation/parenting plans, pattern stories, and case examples
- Examines myths and misunderstandings concerning forensic kinfolk perform
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Some will make you shake your head and wonder. Others will make you angry. But remember your job: to do what it takes to communicate effectively while speaking for the child in family court. 4 Scope of Practice and Training Standards for Custody Evaluators, Mediators, and Case Managers By now you have a general understanding of what it means to be a custody evaluator, mediator, or case manager. You understand that none of these jobs is easy or for the faint of heart. It takes a well-trained professional to become an effective evaluator, mediator, or case manager.
It is the mediator’s job to help the parents understand that spending hundreds of dollars an hour arguing over canning jars or a charcoal barbeque is beyond ridiculous. The mediator needs to bring reality into the sessions and keep the parents on track to agree on property division and the custody and visitation schedule. The skills of a counselor also come into play for a mediator. The mediator should be cognizant of the power differential between the parents. Mediation only works if both participants come into the session on an equal power standing.
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Counseling in the Family Law System: A Professional Counselor’s Guide by Virginia Allen EdD