November 17, 2023
Ryan Quick, Attorney at Law, is an attorney with almost 2 decades of legal experience. His practice primarily involves civil litigation work. He also handles criminal defense cases and represents people injured in accidents. Earlier in his career, Ryan worked as a criminal prosecutor, a job in which he tried over a dozen cases to juries. He has tried over 30 cases to judges or juries in his career. He once represented a dog in a death penalty case (the dog lived to tell the tale). Ryan has, out of necessity, been strongly “encouraged” (by his co-presenter and private practice owning wife) to learn mental health law and has mostly, if not somewhat begrudgingly, complied.
C.J. Quick, LPCC-S, LMFT, RPT-S holds a Masters of Arts in Education with emphasis in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She has practiced as a mental health therapist for over 14 years and currently co-owns a private practice in Elizabethtown, Kentucky that specializes in working with children and families. Ms. Quick is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma, children who have attachment concerns, and with families. She has worked with at risk children including over two years full time experience at a Children’s Crisis Unit working with children at risk of harming themselves or others. She has continued to work closely with community partners and schools to assess at risk children and adolescents and help coordinate care. Ms. Quick is also an autonomously licensed Batterer’s Intervention Provider who has worked extensively with perpetrators and victims of domestic violence as well as children who have been exposed to violence.
Ms. Quick presents locally and throughout the state on a multitude of child mental health topics including but not limited to: Early Childhood Mental Health, the Effects of Trauma on Brain Development, and Trauma Informed Education. She also provides Kentucky board approved trainings for mental health professionals on Understanding and Treating Suicide, Domestic Violence, and Laws and Ethics as they apply to Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.
This course, co-presented by an attorney and a mental health practitioner, will focus on legal issues that commonly arise in mental health practice. Topics covered will include the following: confidentiality and privilege, how to handle interactions with attorneys and court systems, how to manage subpoenas, court orders, record requests, and custody issues, and tips for testifying in court, as well as ways to minimize liability in practice. The training will specifically discuss how Professional Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists are discussed in Kentucky law—outside of their specific board law, including necessary requirements to be considered a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner and how each discipline’s privilege is defined. Lastly, we will review general tips for legal business practice in the mental health world.
The course will include a question and answer portion where attendees can pose questions related to the training topics.
- For participants to better understand their legal and ethical obligations as they relate to client privilege and confidentiality—both when working with individuals and families.
- For participants to better understand the legal system and their role in subsequent proceedings
- For participants to feel more confident when communicating verbally and in writing with attorneys and other court representatives including judges
- For participants to feel more competent and confident in handling record requests.
- For participants to feel more competent and confident in handling subpoenas and court orders.
- For participants to feel more competent and confident when testifying in court
- For participants to gain a better understanding of how to practice in a way that minimizes personal and professional liability while still meeting client needs and practicing in an ethical manner.
- Dates: November 17, 2023
- Location: Live Webinar Via Zoom
- Time: The training will run from 9:00 AM EST until 4:00 PM EST (There will be a 1 hour break for lunch)
- Cost: $115.00
- Cancellation Policy can be viewed here.
- Continuing Education:
- Brighter Futures Counseling is an Approved Sponsor by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists (Approved 02/17/2022).
- Brighter Futures Counseling is an approved sponsor with The Kentucky Board of Social Work (Approval number KBSWSP 202306).
- The Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (Approval # 202308N)
- The Kentucky Board of Professional Counseling (Approved 09/15/2023)