Consultation / Training / Lecturing

Consultation / Training / Lecturing

Clinical and Litigation Consultation

I offer clinical consultation in individual or group settings to mental health professionals regarding difficult cases. I have trained and supervised clinical staff in a myriad of settings, as well as provided clinical supervision toward licensure for LCSW.

I also consult with mental health professionals in ethics, risk management, and prevention of client complaints/grievances. Mental health professionals who find themselves involved in legal proceedings of any type (e.g., depositions, testifying at trial, or defending professional malpractice lawsuits) may schedule a consultation with me for guidance.

I have lectured frequently in the areas of mental health ethics and risk prevention, and effective collaboration with attorneys to help clients who have ongoing litigation issues.

Training CEUs and CLEs

Currently, I offer CEUs in Ethics several times a year through my business, Beyond Ethics, LLC. Additionally, I have lectured frequently for other mental health service providers (e.g., clinics and agencies) and offered CLE workshops for attorneys in the areas of appellate practice, ethics, attorney discipline, risk prevention, and professionalism. For a list of recent presentations, see my CV for more information and topics.

Mental Health Practitioners:

  • On the Interface – Law and Clinical Practice
  • Self-Protective Clinical Practice: Walking the Tightrope with Legal Involvement
  • Ethical Clinical Challenges: Dual Relationships and Other Sticky Wickets
  • Consultation for Mental Health Professionals Who Receive Subpoenas for Records or Testifying
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental Health Practice: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients
  • You Were Served!! Responding to Subpoenas Ethically and Self-Protectively
  • Ethics & Litigation: A Survival Guide for Clinicians
  • Ethics and Risk Prevention (in all areas of clinical practice)


  • Effective Use of Mental Health Experts in Litigation
  • Avoiding Attorney Grievances/Ethical Violations
  • Current Issues in Lawyer Ethics
  • Expert Witness Support and Coaching
  • Tips from the Bench & Bar for Incisive Appellate Practice

I taught two classes in the Tulane School of Social Work graduate program for a number of years: “Family Violence: Theory and Therapy” and “Clinical Work with Children.” I also trained numerous groups of volunteers in crisis management and short-term counseling techniques in the context of family violence, loss and grief work.

Additionally, I taught workshops through the University of Texas School of Social Work’s Office of Professional Development: “Exploring the Grey Areas of Social Work Practice: An Interactive Workshop Applying Ethics Rules to Challenging Clinical Situations” and “Social Work Practice on the Interface: Developing Greater Competence and Comfort in the Legal Arena.” Additionally, she taught through St. Edward’s Office of Professional Education: “Ethics & Litigation: A Survival Guide.”

I have trained mental health professionals around the United States through PESI Behavioral Sciences, LLC with ethics workshops such as: “Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental Health Practice: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients.”

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