Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

This program covers all 8 hours of training required by California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242 for Continuing minors’ counsel; as well as the required 12 hours of training for new minors’ counsel!

Discussion Will Include:

~ Minors’ Counsel: Authority for Appointment; Duties, Rights and Qualifications of Counsel; Compensation of Counsel ~ Developing Rapport with and Interviewing Children at Different Stages of Development ~ Child Custody and Visitation Issues ~ Recognizing, Evaluating and Understanding Evidence of Child Abuse/Neglect; CPS Reports ~ Family Violence and Substance Abuse; The Effects of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect on Children ~ Tools for

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Stress and Depression in the Legal Profession

~ Recognizing Depression in Your Colleagues and Yourself ~ Signs and Symptoms You May Not be Aware Of ~ Why Lawyers? ~ Consequences and What to Do

Questions and topics you’d like covered may be emailed to Dr. Pierce at drpierce@barrygpiercemd.net

Barry G. Pierce, M.D.

Dr. Pierce is a psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Rosa, California. He blends 25 years of psychotherapy training and experience into an eclectic style of therapy for people who are anxious or depressed, or who want to grow in their personal and professional lives. He has trained and supervised therapists who have

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Competence Issues Related to Substance Abuse

Is addiction a disease? What do you think? What do you know? Let’s have an honest conversation about addiction and why it’s not an easy “fix” regardless of the myriad of reasons to stop using our drug of choice. Addiction touches almost everyone. If not you, then you have likely seen the negative impact on friends, relatives, coworkers or clients. Let’s discuss how the brain is impacted by addictions and what can be done to make necessary behavioral changes. If it is indeed a disease, is there a treatment that works? Come join us for the discussion.

Stacy Jonas,

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