Foundations of forensic counseling and the family law system
What is forensic counseling?
Definitions of legal terms and job decriptions
Myths and truths about working in the family courts
Scope of practice for custody evaluators, mediators and case managers
Ethical considerations for custody evaluators, mediators and case managers
Basics of counseling practice in family law
Writing the report
Special circumstances cases
Working through a case
Court testimony : preparation and appearance
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 judg.