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A Professional's Guide to Forensic Social Work and the Courts

Forensic social work is a burgeoning specialized area of practice in which social workers combine clinical and legal practice skills and engage with interdisciplinary professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, judges, and psychologists, especially when involved in the courts. You will gain a greater understanding of forensic social workers and forensic social work practice and the civil and criminal legal process, and the important role forensic social workers do and can play in providing clinical and policy practice expertise, expert testimony, and care coordination. Special attention will be given to assisting interdisciplinary professionals in gaining a basic understanding of the law and the legal system in regards to civil and criminal law and its case application. You will better understand the multifaceted role that forensic social workers do and can play in legal court settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss forensic social work in history.
  • You will be able to review the civil and criminal court process.
  • You will be able to explain the future of forensic interdisciplinary collaboration.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Forensic Social Work: Conceptual Overview

  • Definition
  • Forensic Social Work in History
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Common Populations and Practice Contexts
  • Knowledge, Roles, Activities, and Interdisciplinary Professional Contacts

The Legal System: An Overview of the Civil and Criminal Court Process

Ethics and the Law:

  • Brief Overview of Ethical Issues
  • Ethical Legal Decision-Making Model

Understanding the Law

  • What Is "Law?"
  • Civil and Criminal Law Systems: Who, What, Where, When, and Why?
    • Civil Law
    • Criminal Law

Summary and Wrap-Up:

  • The Future of Forensic Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Maximizing Forensic Social Worker's in the Legal System/Courts

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This course was last revised on July 26, 2012.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Christine M. Heer, Esq., MSW, LCSW, DVS, CMFSW

Christine M. Heer, Esq., MSW, LCSW, DVS, CMFSW

Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Christine Heer, Esq., MSW

  • Attorney, mediator, collaborative practitioner at Christine M. Heer, LLC; attorney licensed in the State of New Jersey
  • Practices in divorce (all issues), divorce (parenting), estate planning, family (other), lesbian - gay, probate
  • Licensed clinical social worker and an educator for 24 years
  • Assistant professor Dept. Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, five years
  • Trained in 1996 in mediation at the Mediation Training Group in New York and member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • •After five years of learning the system through divorce litigation she is more committed than ever to using mediation as the preferred approach to divorce, dissolution and other family problems
  • Certified by the New Jersey Association of Domestic Violence as a domestic violence specialist and is a respected instructor on domestic violence issues throughout New Jersey
  • Currently teaches a course on “Domestic Violence Assessment and Intervention” at Essex County College and has been an adjunct instructor at Rutger’s School of Social Work in New Brunswick and Camden
  • J.D. degree, Rutgers School of Law, Camden New Jersey; master of social work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; bachelor of science in criminal justice, 2nd major psychology, The College of New Jersey; and a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey the State of New Jersey (Trenton State College)
  • Can be contacted at 908-450-7421 or [email protected]
Tina Marie Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

Tina Marie Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

Fordham University

Tina Maschi, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW

  • Assistant professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, New York City
  • President of the National Organization of Social Workers
  • 2010 Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholars Awardee for a research project on trauma, coping resources, and well-being among older adults in prison
  • Leader editor of the text, Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings
  • Numerous peer reviewed publications that address the intersection of aging, mental health, and the criminal justice system
  • Doctorate in social work and licensed clinical social worker
  • Can be contacted at 914-367-3105, 201-218-5064 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 389613
Published 2012
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