This webinar is approved for 3.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
$60 for MAMFT members, $90 for non-members
You need to register using the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.
Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.
Workshop Title: Lawyers, PC's and Custody Evaluators - OH MY! - Collaborating Across Professions
Many of the families with whom we work as Marriage and Family Therapists have been or are involved with other professionals, some of whom fall into the legal or Alternative Dispute Resolution categories. For many MFT's, there is a great deal of anxiety associated with interacting with these professionals. This seminar will define those professions, their roles and responsibilities as determined by statute, rule, and best practices. We will learn how MFT's can work collaboratively with legal and ADR professionals to best serve families.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the roles of family law attorneys, parenting consultants, custody evaluators, and mediators.
2. Develop a range of responses in working with legal and ADR professionals.
3. Demonstrate professional approach to testifying when subpoenaed.
4. Describe the benefit to families in having professionals work as a collaborative team.
Presenter’s Name: Karen Irvin, Ph.D., LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Qualified Neutral under Rule 114
Presenter’s Bio: Dr. Karen Irvin taught at the secondary level for six years. She obtained her master’s and doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. She worked with Hennepin County Court Services Domestic Relations Division in Minneapolis, MN for six years, serving as a mediator, counselor, and custody evaluator, and working in a supervisory capacity for four of the six years. Dr. Irvin has been in private practice since 1981. She recently retired from her clinical practice in which she specialized in working with separating and divorcing individuals, couples, and families, providing mediation, parenting consulting, custody evaluations, and closure therapy. She has also provided mediation and parenting consulting workshops and training throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Irvin was on the marriage and family therapy faculty of Argosy University for six years and is currently adjunct faculty in the Marriage and Family Program of St. Mary’s University. She was previously Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Board. Dr. Irvin’s current professional focus is teaching, training, supervision, and consultation.