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Got Family Court Clients? Fear Not!

  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Presenter: PAM S. VANCE, M.A. 


THIS IS A ZOOM EVENT - Registration will close 48 hours before presentation.
Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Registrants must attend full 2 hours to receive 2 CEs..

The purpose of this course is to provide health and mental health professionals with an understanding of the goals and processes typically followed by mediators in family law proceedings.

Descriptive Narrative:

General education goals include professional growth, broaden knowledge of court proceedings, increase relevant clinical skills in therapist interventions, and positive change among parties involved in family law court. This course will provide mental health clinicians the knowledge and skills to intervene and support clients, as well as identify treatment modalities that may be useful in the quasi legal setting.  Topics include demystifying the court process, determining the goals of therapy and focus of treatment, communicating with the court, responding to subpoenas, the role of therapists vs. the role of mediators, and focusing on children’s best interest. In addition, part of the presentation will provide requirements for a career as a family court mediator


1.  Attendees will be able to identify the number one (#1) focus of treatment in therapy for clients involved in the family court process.

2. Attendees will be able to identify at least three (3) differences between the therapists' role vs. the mediators' role when working with clients involved in family court.

3.  Participants will learn how to manage subpoenas.

4.  Participants will be able to cite at least three (3) pros and three (3) cons of a career as a family court mediator.

About the presenter:

Pam S. Vance, M.A.   Counseling Psychology - Pepperdine University  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  1999

In addition to her role as a founding member of IE-CAMFT, Ms. Vance has worked as a Family Court Mediator/Child Custody Recommending Counselor at the Superior Court of San Bernardino for 15 years.  During that time she also worked part time as a clinical supervisor at New Horizons, providing supervision for MFT Interns. Prior to her position at the court she owned a private practice with therapy clients and interns.  Prior experience included Clinical Director at Family Service Agency in San Bernardino,  Adjunct Instructor at Loma Linda University, and Supervision of MFT Trainees at the Loma Linda Clinic.

Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCS, AND/or LEPs. IE-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Provider # 62278

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