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After that thunderstruck moment when your client realizes that he or she loves a person who has no conscience — who has a personality disorder — your client is frozen in time. Despite needing to act quickly to protect personal safety, children, financial stability or other aspects of life and security, your client's brain goes numb. Your client may have a diagnosable psychiatric injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If your client winds up in court — for divorce or other litigation — traumatic stress intrudes, interfering with the effective use of the judicial system to get relief and move on. But while your client struggles, the disordered opponent is two steps ahead, forging a clear path to look good to the judge while further damaging your client, even using the court against him or her.
This course provides a unique resource for mental health professionals when treating clients involved in the legal system. A diagnosis often qualifies the client to invoke the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during stressful litigation. By referring the client to court administration, mandated accommodations may improve his or her executive functionality during legal proceedings. That greatly reduces many of the litigation stressors, enhancing therapy outcomes.
Highlights of this webinar:
- Characteristics of power-centered and conscience-centered individuals and behaviors.
- The dynamics of coercive control, and how it can be hidden from family, associates and judges.
- How lies within personal communication and in the courtroom cause irrationality, which can lead to physical and emotional stress.
- Understanding Legal Abuse Syndrome — which is a form of PTSD.
- How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enables traumatized clients to request "reasonable accommodations" that will make a big difference in their ability to cope with litigation.
This workshop will enable participants to:
- Explain how clients can assert their rights under federal mandates to be protected by the confidentiality of the law and to reduce their fear that they may be discriminated against if they invoke their rights under ADAAA.
- Locate the ADA Access Coordinator and help clients implement ADAAA USC 42 § 12101 et seq. at the court of jurisdiction.
- Protect client confidentiality per federal mandate.
- Discuss the implications of deception for mental health treatment.
- Explain Huffer's 8 steps for coping with re-traumatization.
Mental health professionals who complete 6 Lovefraud CE credits are eligible for a free 6-month listing in the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide.
Instruction - 55 minutes
- Retraumatization via litigation
- Retraumatization causes PTSD. Legal Abuse Syndrome is a form of PTSD
- ADAAA — an empowering resource for traumatized clients
- Implication of deception for mental health treatment
- High-conflict litigation landscape
- Traits, behaviors and symptoms of the traumatized victim
- Comparison of the traits and behaviors of conscience-centered individuals with power-centered individuals
- Clinical diagnosis of the perpetrator
- Typical clinical diagnosis of the victim
- Coercive control and battery
- Anatomical and physiological process of a normal exchange, and how it is affected by deception
- Victim PTSD symptoms in litigation
- How stress and trauma affects the brain
- Moral injury
Break — 5 minutes
Instruction — 50 minutes
- Identifying and managing an antisocial personality in litigation
- Why does mediation fail with antisocial personalities?
- Overcoming failed/wasteful mediation through pre-mediation assessment
- How lies in court affect your client
- Client must have ADA accommodations during legal activities
- ADA accommodations are not discretionary
- ADA functional assessments
- ADAAA accommodations reports
- Huffer's 8 steps to help clients cope with retraumatization
- The advocate's responsibilities
- Summary: Mental health professionals role with ADA