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Working with Families in the Florida Family Court System: Roles, Boundaries, and Limitations

  • 27 Apr 2021
  • 31 May 2024
  • On Demand (GoToWebinar)


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  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
  • Select this option if you would like to attend this webinar, but you are not a member of FMHCA. If you request CEUs, your attendance will be reported to CE Broker.


Description: Counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system through various roles. Whether counseling children, conducting evaluations, or providing coparenting counseling, counselors need to understand the intricacies of family law and court proceedings. As clients entangled in the family court system can present with a range of challenges, counselors must learn to clearly define their roles, communicate with attorneys, navigate no-contact orders, understand parenting plans, and establish firm boundaries with all parties. This presentation will detail the ways that counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system, and outline best practices for working with these clients.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-849476

This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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

Learning Objectives:

1.    Participants will be able to identify and describe the numerous roles counselors can play in family court cases.

2.    Participants will be able to define roles, boundaries, and rules when working with family court cases.

3.    Participants will be able to explain the legal and ethical limitations associated with parenting plans, no-contact orders, and marital settlement agreements.

About the Presenter:

Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC is a counselor in private practice and an adjunct professor of counseling at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Binensztok is a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and Parenting Coordinator with extensive experience working in the child welfare system and the family court system.

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