"Good Reports" vs. "Bad Reports:"
A Judicial Perspective
Friday, July 2nd, 2021
12 p.m. through 2 p.m.
Probably most counselors dread being called into court as an expert witness or being asked to write a report for a court because our training provides us little or no training for these kinds of situations. However, the quality of our testimony or report can often make a huge difference in how family situations are resolved. Crucial to the outcome is knowing what constitutes a “good report” from a “bad report” from a judge’s perspective.
1. Articulate the role of the court in the admissibility of reports.
2. Describe what judges are looking for in forensic reports.
3. Write a forensic report with the reader in mind.
$10 for PBA Students.
$20 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
$29 for non‑SFACC members.
Free for affiliate members/pastors.
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About the Presenter
Ashley Willcott, J.D., CWLS
Attorney at Law, Judge Pro Tem
Ms. Willcott is a nationally recognized Child Welfare Law Specialist and Juvenile Court Judge with over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and legal analyst. Her life’s work revolves around passionately advocating for and striving to improve the lives of children at risk and in the foster care system. She is presently an Attorney at Law and Judge Pro Tem in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Emory Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1992. She has additional certifications, including being a Child Welfare Law Specialist with the National Association of Counsel for Children, and is a Georgia Neutral Certified Mediator.
Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.
Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida Association of Christian Counselors
This workshop has been approved for 3 (general) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-815498 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).
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