The Counselor as Expert Witness or Witness of Fact

Date: September 19, 2018

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

You must be registered to participate!

Member:  $29.00
Non-Member:   $49.00

*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate*

Medical and mental health professionals are increasingly being called into court to testify. The ethical conflict these situations create can be difficult to navigate while also in a treatment relationship. In this webinar, participants will learn how to work with their attorneys to navigate these difficult situations ethically, and legally.

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar participants will:

  1. Learn the difference between the terms “expert witness” and “fact witness.”
  2. Understand some of the major differences between criminal and civil law proceedings and how they are relevant to counselors and other mental health professionals.
  3. Learn how to handle subpoenas in civil vs. criminal actions and what to do when served with a search warrant in a criminal case and/or when an investigator shows up, demanding information.

Available CE Credits:
1.00 – Clock Hour
1.00 – NBCC
1.00 – CRCC
1.00 – New York
1.00 - Ohio

  • John P. Duggan, EdD, LPC, LCPC, Manager, Professional Development , American Counseling Association