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Family Law and the Therapist

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In the training “Family Law and the Therapist”, you will explore the role and rules of a court-involved therapist. This comprehensive workshop is designed to empower court-involved therapists with a thorough understanding of the legal system and their professional roles within it. Many therapists and counselors receive limited exposure to the courts during their training, making their involvement in the legal process seem daunting and intimidating. This session aims to bridge that gap by providing essential knowledge and practical strategies.

Dr. Marc A. Caplan brings over 40 years of experience in the field of psychology, with a distinguished career that spans both private practice and academia. Dr. Caplan holds undergraduate degrees and minors in Biology, Physical Anthropology, and Psychology, and earned his Ph.D. in Psychology, which has provided a strong foundation for his diverse and impactful career. Recognized by the courts in New Mexico as an expert in criminal and civil forensic psychology, Dr. Caplan's expertise is widely acknowledged and respected. His work has significantly contributed to various legal proceedings, particularly in the areas of child abuse/victims, child custody evaluations, family law, forensic assessment and consultation, geriatric issues, marriage/couples separation and divorce, neuropsychology, sex offender evaluation and assessment, and threat assessment.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Caplan serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at New Mexico State University. His teaching portfolio includes courses in Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Law, and Abnormal Psychology, where he shares his extensive knowledge and experience with the next generation of psychologists.

Dr. Caplan's comprehensive understanding of psychology and his dedication to both his clients and students make him a highly valued professional in the field. His contributions continue to make a significant impact in both clinical and academic settings.



August 16, 2024


A New Hope Therapy Center

715 E Idaho Ste 2B

Las Cruces, NM 88001


8:45 - Check in/Sign in
9:00 - Presentation Begins
12:00 - Presentation Ends


$75 Regular Pricing

*Pricing includes CE Certificate

Of Note

This training will provide 3 CE Credits. ​Maria Laquerre-Diego is an Approved Provider for the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board CCE020981

Training Objectives

  • Explain the difference between criminal and civil court matters as it related to family law.

  • Explain the difference between a lay/fact witness and an expert witness.

  • Describe how to respond to a subpoena.

  • List the rules of testifying in a courtroom.

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