Information for Therapists on Family Law Matters
In most graduate programs for mental health professionals, there is a lack of coursework around family law or working with divorcing or separating families, even though we work with families involved in legal proceedings regularly. These workshops are meant to inform clinical work when we are providing therapy services to families or individuals who are involved in family law matters such as divorce, separation, and custody disputes.
I, Erin Guyette, am a mental health professional myself and pursuing my doctorate at the University of Minnesota. My research involves improving services for families involved in family law matters. As I see a big need for mental health professionals to work with these families and feel comfortable in doing so. Education, consultation, and ongoing conversations promote quality work for mental health professionals in this area and collaboration with other professionals for coordinating care/services.
These two-hour workshops have one hour of information followed by one hour for applying the information as a group through discussion and questions. The workshops can be held virtually or in person.