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Forensically Informed Therapy

  • 10 Jun 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Childhelp, 2120 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Forensically Informed Play Therapy: Avoiding Legal and Ethical Dilemmas

Presented by Julie Skakoon, MC, LPC

Attendees will learn an integrated system for forensic risk management. They will receive a written protocol describing forensic risk management from the parent’s initial telephone call to closing the case, including; intake interviews; forensically sound informed consent agreements; formulating the treatment plan, selecting treatment modalities, and record keeping.

The workshop is for mental health professionals and play therapists from diverse practice settings, levels of experience, and specialty interests.

Learn to use this easy-to-apply model to help identify and prevent legal and ethical problems before they arise!

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Forensically Informed Therapy (FIT) is essential to the practice of play therapy.
  • How FIT can help with better treatment outcomes with play therapy.
  • How play therapists can avoid licensing complaints.
  • Information you should know before accepting this play therapy case.
  • How play therapists can stay out of legal and ethical dilemmas.

Level of training: Foundational/Intermediate

3 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement

About our presenterJulie Skakoon, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Scottsdale. Ms. Skakoon provides assessment, evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of psychiatric, developmental and adjustment disorders. She provides forensically informed treatment of childhood trauma and child maltreatment. Her forensic work includes therapeutic interventions, custody studies, court ordered therapy, and Parenting Coordinator cases. Ms. Skakoon's professional affiliations include American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, American Play Therapy Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. 

AZAPT Members $45

NonMembers $55

Check in at the door begins at 8:40 a.m.

AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. Our provider number is 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program.


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