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.
Chapter 2. An Unholy Union: Same Sex Marriage and the Use of Governmental Programs to Penalize Religious Groups with Unpopular Practices
Chapter 3. Matters of Conscience: Lessons for Same-Sex Marriage from the Healthcare Context
Chapter 4. Same-Sex Marriage & the Coming Anti-Discrimination Campaigns Against Religion
Chapter 5. Moral Conflict and Conflicting Liberties
Chapter 6. Marriage: Its Relationship to Religion, Law, and the State
Chapter 8 Afterword.
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Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty explores the religious freedom implications of defining marriage to include same-sex couples. It represents the only comprehensive, scholarly appraisal to date of the church-state conflicts virtually certain to arise from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage. It explores two principal questions. First, exactly what kind of religious freedom conflicts are likely to emerge if society embraces same-sex marriage? A redefinition of marriage would impact a host of laws where marital status affects legal rights-in housing, employment, health-care, education, public accommodations, and property, in addition to family law. These laws, in turn, regulate a host of religious institutions-schools, hospitals, and social service providers, to name a few-that often embrace a different definition of marriage. As a result, church-state conflicts will follow. This volume anticipates where and how these manifold disputes will arise. Second, how might these conflicts be resolved? If the disputes spark litigation under the Free Speech, Free Exercise, or Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment, who will prevail and why? When, if ever, should claims of religious liberty prevail over claims of sexual liberty? Drawing on experience in analogous areas of law, the volume explores whether it is possible to avoid these constitutional conflicts by statutory accommodation, or by separating religious marriage from civil marriage. (source: Nielsen Book Data)