Family Law, psychology homework help


Marriage and family therapists need to be familiar with many of the basic laws that affect families, couples, parents, and children. Although therapists should not provide legal advice, and instead recommend clients consult with legal counsel, it is important that clinicians understand some of the basic tenets and barriers in family law.

Be sure to carefully review this week’s resources. You will be expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

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Books and Resources for this Week:
Reference Instruction
Wilcoxon, A., Remly, T., & Gladding, S. T. (2013) Ethical, legal, and professional issues in the practice of marriage and family therapy

Read Chapters 6, 11

Reference Instruction
Kuo, F. (2009). Secrets or no secrets: Confidentiality in couples therapy.…

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Virk, R. (2009). Roles for the therapist in divorce and custody proceedings and important legal considerations.…

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Reference Instruction
ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.…

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ABA Section of Family Law.

Week 7 Discussion: Family Law

Activity Description

After completing the readings for this week, upload a discussion post addressing the following questions:

Please cite at least three legal aspects from family law important to consider for a MFT. Please explain your choice, supporting your argument with citations from the assigned readings.

  1. What is you understanding of possible roles that a MFT can play during divorce or custody proceedings?
  2. What is your understanding of the Collaborative Divorce approach and the role of a mental health professional in the framework of a collaborative practice?

Length: 350-400 words

Your response should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. You are encouraged, but not required, to respond to the postings of other students, and to pose additional questions in order to further the discussion.

Post your discussion in the discussion field below.

Learning Outcomes

8.0 Determine the impact family law can have on families.

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