Course Description: This course will familiarize therapists with all aspects of Illinois family law: marriage, divorce, annulment, parentage (paternity), custody, visitation, support, domestic violence, interstate and international issues in divorce and custody, court interventions for families with disabled members, working with high conflict families. Alternative dispute resolution methods, working with attorneys, and the role of the therapist will be discussed. Therapists completing this course will have a working knowledge of family law as a background for services to clients engaged in or exploring legal action in this arena. Significant materials will be provided. Attendees will be able to identify:
- What are the impediments to a legal marriage?
- What are the factors for court determination of child custody and support decisions?
- What are the legal and ethical issues for therapists working with families in trouble?
About the Trainer: Sandra G. Nye, JD, MSW holds a JD from De Paul University College of Law and an MSW from Loyola University School of Social Work, and is principal of The Law Offices of Nye and Associates, Ltd. in Chicago. Ms. Nye concentrates in the law of human service delivery and family law, consulting and practicing before administrative agencies and in the courts. Former professional posts include Director of Child and Family Law and Psychiatry, Institute for Juvenile Research; Asst. Professor of Jurisprudence in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine; Director of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission; instructor and lecturer at the Family Institute, University of Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration, and the University of Illinois Jane Addams School of Social work. She has held offices and chairmanships in legal and human service professional associations, participated in drafting mental health, child protection and confidentiality legislation, lectures nationally and has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on the law of families and clinical practice.
Continuing Education Hours: This program is recognized as providing 6 CEU’s for: LPC/LCPC, LSW/LCSW.
Confirmations / Directions: Upon receipt of the registration form, we will mail or email a confirmation letter including location and directions. There will be no confirmations sent for registrations received one week or less prior to the workshop.
Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before one week prior to the workshop will be refunded their cost minus a $25 administrative fee. Registration can be applied to another available training date, based on availability. There are no refunds within one week of the training.
Registration Deadlines: Registrations should be received one week prior to each workshop. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
- Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
- Training 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Lunch on your own
- Training 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.