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CE Workshop: Stay in Your Lane While Expanding Your Practice
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When: Friday, February 7, 2020
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Nancy A. McGarrah, PhD and Rebecca Hoelting, JD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator

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Stay in Your Lane While Expanding Your Practice:

Clinical and Ethical Issues When Working with Family Law Attorneys


Workshop Description:

Adults and Children going through divorce are at their most vulnerable. Each and every one of them can benefit from developing a therapeutic relationship. There is great value in working with the patient’s attorney cooperatively to help them achieve the best outcome in their case and as they move forward beyond the divorce. This cooperation between therapist and attorney can develop and be helpful while keeping the therapist out of the formal legal arena. The more clinicians and family law attorneys interact, the more the attorneys can make the best referrals for their clients, respecting their diversity and individual needs.  However, there are ethical issues to be aware of when working with clients and their attorneys. These issues and guidelines will be discussed. (Intermediate)

CE Credits: 3 Ethics


Learning Objectives:


1. The learner will be able to list and explain different custodial arrangements, the elements of a parenting plan,

and be able to articulate the basic ethical considerations in participating as a clinician in a family law case.

2. The learner will be able to identify the legal issues in a particular case and plan for the practitioner's appropriate involvement.

3. The learner will utilize what he/she has learned in the workshop to expand his/her practice in therapy to serve patients in high conflict family law cases.

4. The learner will be able to recognize appropriate individuals and families to refer to family law attorneys, and how to develop a referral network.


Presenter Qualifications:

Rebecca Hoelting has been a practicing attorney in the area of Family Law for 23 years and has worked in collaboration with mental health professionals for many years. Rebecca has worked as a Guardian Ad Litem for over 20 years and has trained Guardian ad Litems all over the state.

Nancy McGarrah, PhD has been a licensed psychologist in Georgia since 1984.  She specializes in child and family forensic psychology, including working with divorce, reunification, parent coordination, and child trauma.  She is a past president of GPA and is the Georgia representative to APA’s Coucil of Representatives.


Registration Costs (per workshop): 

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before January 24, 2020 to receive this rate.)

  • $70: GPA Members
  • $105: Non-members
  • $20: *GPA Student Members

Registration (After January 24, 2020)

  • $80: GPA Members
  • $115: Non-members
  • $30: *GPA Student Members

Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

*If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to January 31, 2020. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2020.

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.