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Expand Your Practice: 7 Family Court-Related Roles to Consider

2.75 CE Hours

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American families are constantly morphing, and most will have contact with the Family Court system at some time. Mental health professionals can offer their expertise to help families cope with changes with minimal trauma. This rewarding interdisciplinary work allows us to serve families in transition have a more humane experience in the legal system.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Educational Goal:

Participants are expected to gain confidence and competence in serving meaningful roles that serve clients and patients in court-related settings. Participants will gain insight into those roles and be prepared to occupy them when called upon to serve.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 7 distinct roles that mental health professionals can play in Family Court-related work
  2. Explain at least 2 specific duties and boundaries of each of these roles
  3. Describe the relevant training for each role

This program has been approved for 2.75 CE clock hours (General) by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Case Management.


2.75 General CEs – Click here to review AMEDCO Accreditation

Social Workers

2.75 General CEs – Click here to review AMEDCO Accreditation

California State Approvals:
Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

AMEDCO Learner Notification

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Leslie Todd & Dr. Ann M. Ordway

Leslie Todd, LCSW, ACSW is the founding President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Louisiana Chapter and has served for twenty years as a child custody evaluator, parenting coordinator and court-involved therapist, and provides trainings nationally.

Ann M. Ordway, JD, PhD, NCC is the College Academic Director of Counseling for the University of Phoenix. Prior to entering the counseling world, Dr. Ordway was a family law attorney in New Jersey for many years. Her practice focused on high conflict divorce, domestic violence and child protective services matters. She is a trained mediator and parenting coordinator. Ann is a counselor educator. Her research, presentations and publication have been focused on court-involved work for counselors and mental health professionals, law and ethics, and multicultural awareness. She’s actively involved with American Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity and Counseling, the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, as well as the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, with membership in the Arizona and Louisiana chapters. She is the current president of the Arizona counseling Association. Ann lives in Gilbert Arizona with her husband, the two youngest of her nine children, and a golden retriever named Holly.

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