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Getting Confident for Court: The Therapist Under Subpeona
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Getting Confident for Court: The Therapist Under Subpeona


When: Friday, January 12th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Springfield Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia  22152
United States
Joyce Meagher, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S
Durriya Augelli

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Getting Ready for Court; The Therapist Under Subpeona -  1.5 Credit Hours

Presented by Joyce Meagher, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S

Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Monday before the Event.  Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

Early Bird
Regular At The Door
Members Clinical/General $ 25
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Student/Resident/Retired $ 20
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Non-Members All Categories
$ 50
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Checks are only accepted on the day of the event.  If you wish to secure a discount, you must register online and pay with a credit card.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 9:30 AM.

To cancel, please call or email 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event.  If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event.


About the Event:

Giving court testimony is a likely experience for therapists, but training is scarce.  In this workshop, participants will learn preparation basics if subpoenaed, tactics to use before court and on the witness stand, and how to help your therapy client understand your appearance about them.  A mock trial with audience participation will augment understanding.

Learning Objectives

1.  Gain awareness to minimize court experiences & protect client privacy.

    2.  Learn ethical responses for getting subpoenaed.

    3.  Understand preparation steps for your court date.

    4.  Learn how to explain your upcoming court appearance to your therapy client.

5.  Observe helpful witness stand behavior and post-court involvement.

Agenda:  “Getting Confident for Court:  The Therapist under Subpoena”

9:30-10:00        Registration

10:00 – 10:40     Minimizing Possible Court Appearances

                          Getting “Wind” of a Possible Court Appearance in Your Future

                          Getting Subpoenaed

10:40-10:45      Stretch Break

10:45 – 11:00   Preparation for Your Court Appearance

                          The “Big Day”

11:00 – 11:25   Behavior on the Witness Stand

                          Post- Court Date Involvement

                          Mock Trial

11:25 – 11:30    Question and Answer Period



Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Joyce Meagher, RN, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S is a child and family therapist in private practice in Fairfax City, VA.  She graduated from the U of Michigan in 1971 in Nursing.  She worked in Pediatric Rehab, ER and then 9 yrs as a Psychiatric Nurse. She was an Air Force wife for 21 years.  Joyce got her MA in  Mental Health Counseling at Wright State U in 1980.  She worked 2 yrs at a county children’s mental health agency and has loved doing play therapy for the past 40 years.  Ms. Meagher has worked in a county agency, hospital, and the past 33 years in private practice.  She owns a building in Fairfax City with 12 renters.  Joyce sees all ages, with specialties in play therapy, sexual abuse and trauma work.  She is EMDR-certified and uses it for all ages.  Joyce has presented numerous play therapy and court workshops throughout the United States, teaching at several universities.  With  over 25 appearances over 22 years of expert witness experience in court, Joyce brings to us a workshop designed to instill confidence for our own court appearances.

Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.

 NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.



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