FMHCA is a chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in Florida.
Florida mental health COUNSELORS association
Description: Mentally ill or addicted patients that are also facing legal troubles need a multi-dimensional support system in order to have the best chance of success both inside and outside the courtroom. In my experience I’ve noticed that there is usually a lack of partnership and communication between attorney and mental health counselor/therapist that is often detrimental to both the patient and the court system. This presentation is focused on giving you an in-depth overview of how the criminal justice system works for defendants. It will focus on:
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690502
This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690502 Exp. 3/31/20
1. Identify how to establish an effective partnership with your client’s attorney that will help his/her case.
2. Learn how to navigate the criminal justice system and develop an understanding of what your client is going through.
3. Explore pitfalls of the justice system/mental health court, and how serious misunderstandings/lack of education hurt your client’s case.
About the Presenter: Adam Rossen, Licensed Attorney
An award-winning attorney and former prosecutor with over 10 years of experience in both criminal and DUI law, Adam is a skilled lawyer who takes a multi-dimensional approach to get his clients the best results possible. Adam believes attorneys are named “counselors” for a reason: because their impact needs to go beyond the law. A high school basketball coach for over 10 years, Adam is a mentor and motivator who keeps his clients involved and on track all the way through so they'll continue to see long-term success well after their case is over. A life-long South Florida resident, Adam has spent his entire career practicing here. He's successfully conducted over 50 jury trials and has handled hundreds of DUI, criminal and domestic violence cases. A frequent lecturer, Adam regularly speaks on DUI, criminal law, and drugs, drug court and addiction at various institutions including DUI schools, Broward College, FAU, and a number of mental health treatment facilities.