October 14, 2022 – October 15, 2022 all-day

Lawyers who work in family law will often work in tandem with counselling professionals. This 2-day, in-person training is primarily to assist counsellors in understanding the intricacies of working with families experiencing a breakdown. Additionally, it offers an opportunity for lawyers and law students to understand the overlap between family law and family mental health from counsellors’ perspectives.

This is an opportunity for people in the legal profession to network with counsellors and to understand what is happening from a counsellor’s perspective when working with a family breakdown.

Legal Professionals Can Expect to Learn:

  • The role of counsellors in the lives of children and families
  • The role of the counsellor in the legal framework
  • The impact of parental conflict on children
  • Implications of working with the whole family
  • Counselling in the presence of family violence
  • Working in partnership with counsellors

This is a great orientation for law students interested in working in the family law environment and will provide insight into the world of family law from the counsellor’s perspective.

This course would qualify for: 14 hours of ADR maintenance hours with the Law Society of BC / 14 educational/ BCACC continuing competency credits

BCACC is bringing together Clinical Director, Child & Family Therapist and Divorce Specialist Alyson Jones, MA RCC and award-winning Family Law Arbitrator, Family Law Mediator and Parenting Coordinator, John-Paul E. Boyd, QC, AOCA MA LLB for two robust days of training.

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