These three workshops were originally recorded for of the MAMFT all-day Divorce Intensive. Workshop recordings must be purchased together.
Recordings will be available for CE credit until: January 15, 2021
Earn 6.0 CEUs (approved by the MN MFT Board). $125 for MAMFT members, $175 for non-members
You must register with the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.
Refund Policy: No refunds are granted for recorded trainings.
You must view the recording(s), submit the evaluation form and email our administrator before 1/15/21 to qualify for CE credit. Further details on these steps will be provided in your confirmation email.
Workshop 1Parenting Plans: Child-Centered Roadmaps for Safe and Respectful Co-Parenting
Presenters: Brian Burns, MS, LMFT & Deb Clemmensen, M.Eq., LP
Divorce and separation are painful crises for families, usually the end result of long patterns of conflict between parents. In these situations, children deserve the best safe parenting they can get. How can safety and hope be created for children in the midst of such crisis? Through our experience providing respectful, neutral support, we have witnessed even high-conflict parents make the transition to an effective partnership and work together to craft high quality, child-centered parenting plans. This workshop will describe several models of how to work with both parents and children.
The Role of the Individual Child Therapist in Court-Involved Cases
Presenter: Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT
Individual child therapists play a critical role as a member of a team of professionals supporting high conflict families who have frequent involvement with the court system. Unfortunately, many are not aware of the guidelines for working with these cases, and can enable behaviors and patterns of interaction that detract from rather than support the child’s relationship with all family members. This presentation will introduce to clinicians the “Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy” developed by the AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts). Participants will also learn ways to be more effective with the children in these families, through an understanding of the unique aspects of these cases and by applying their knowledge of family systems.
Court Involved Therapy: Best Practices and Practical Advice
Presenters: Judy Sherwood, LMFT & Michelle Millenacker, PsyD, LP
Participants will :
- Learn the definitions of professional roles and terminology of Court Involved Therapy (CIT)
- Learn about legal process and special considerations for roles with children
- Increase knowledge about professional responsibilities, including roles and boundaries
- Enhance understanding of competence for the specialized role of CIT
- Understand the importance of role conflicts
- Increase knowledge about Informed Consent in the CIT process
- Learn about privacy, confidentiality and privilege, including response to a subpoena
- Learn about methods and procedures of Court Involvement, including consultation
- Learn about professional communications in the Court Involved processes, including Testimony