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A Unified Partnership Between Attorney and Mental Health Counselor

  • 26 Jul 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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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:

·         The arrest process
·         Getting a person into mental health/drug court
·         Mental health/drug court process
·         Additional/different requirements for this population that regular defendants don’t face
·         Complying with mental health/drug court
·         Pitfalls of these specialized courts
·         The discrepancy between what may be best for the patient vs. what is best for the judge, and how more education can help remedy that.

    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


    Learning Objectives:

    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.

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