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Participants will be provided with critical information to be adequately prepared to testify in court as a child therapist. More specifically, participants will learn what situations to avoid while conducting play therapy in order to maximize credibility and minimize the chances of being disqualified as an expert or fact witness. How to respond to subpoenas, what to include in a Curriculum Vitae, how to prepare a summary of treatment, and tips on how to respond to direct and cross examination will be a vital part of the discussion. Additionally, how to prepare for and get through a deposition will be included. Furthermore, dilemmas encountered with child custody and sexual abuse cases will be discussed. Providing a clear explanation of how play therapy works to bring about healing will be emphasized.

Presenter: Gregory F Jacob, JD - Attorney at Law and Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S
Greg  Jacob regularly advocates for children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse, providing pro bono services through the national nonprofit organizations Child Justice and DV LEAP.  Over the course of 18 years of child advocacy he has tried cases in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii, and has argued and won numerous appeals.  He often uses psychologists and therapists in his cases, and has addressed issues related to their expert testimony in many appellate cases.  In 2006, he played a key role in re-writing Maryland law related to court-appointed attorneys for children.  He received the Friend of Children Award in 2005 and the Shine the Light on Children’s Rights Award in 2009, and has won groundbreaking appeals increasing protections for abused children in Maryland (Fox v. Wills, 2006) and Hawaii (Doe v. Doe, 2009).

Sonia Hinds is the Founder and Director for Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars. She is also Founder and Director of Barstow Acres Children Center, a non-profit mental health agency providing play therapy and services for adults. At BACC many interns are trained in play therapy.


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