APA accreditation for this course expires May 4, 2024.
NBCC accreditation for this course expires May 4, 2024.
NAADAC accreditation for this course expires May 4, 2024.

Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

Clinicians in Court provides mental health professionals practical information on preparing to testify in court. The course provides information and guidance on dealing with each stage of the legal process.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common legal terminology.
  • Explain different types of evidence used in court.
  • Describe proper record keeping.
  • Explain the role of the expert witness.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Beginning with Yourself
  • First Contact
  • Preparation for Legal Proceedings
  • Oral Testimony at Trial
  • Clinical Records
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Documentary Evidence
  • Claims against Clinicians
  • Alternatives and Precursors to Adjudication
  • Conclusion


Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD

Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches graduate courses on professional ethics, conflict resolution, social work practice skills, and substance abuse. Dr. Barsky has practiced social work and mediation in settings that include the criminal court in New York and the family courts in New York, Toronto, and Fort Lauderdale. Widely published, Dr. Barsky has served as chair of the National Ethics Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is a past president of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. He has been recognized by the NASW with the Excellence in Ethics Award, by Florida Atlantic University as Creative Scholar of the Year, and by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts with the Meyer Elkin Best Article in Family Law Award.

Accreditation Approval Statements

CE4Less.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE4Less.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE4Less.com, provider #1115, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 08/08/21-08/08/24. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

CE4Less.com has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE4Less.com is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Courses have been approved by CE4Less.com, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91345 CE4Less.com is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

We are committed to providing our learners with unbiased information. CE4Less never accepts commercial support and our authors have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to the material.

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