Therapists: If your client suffers anxiety, depression or PTSD, and must face the person who likely caused it in court, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may help tremendously. Learn how to refer your client to court administration for accommodations that may improve his or her executive functionality during legal proceedings.
This course is presented by Dr. Karin Huffer. As a marriage and family therapist with over 30 years experience, Dr. Karin Huffer identified, in 1995, that extreme stress caused by our adversarial courts of law exacerbates health problems and can cause PTSD and anxiety disorders. In response, she conducted a longitudinal survey identifying the unique needs of litigants with PTSD and developed a healing 8-step protocol for prevention and recovery. Dr. Huffer is founder of Equal Access Advocates, and conducts webinars that certify advocates in using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to help disabled litigants participate fully and equally in court.
Highlights of this webinar:
- Characteristics of power-centered and conscience-centered individuals and behaviors.
- The dynamics of coercive control, and how it can be hidden from family, associates and judges.
- How lies within personal communication and in the courtroom cause irrationality, which can lead to physical and emotional stress.
- Understanding Legal Abuse Syndrome — which is a form of PTSD.
- How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enables traumatized clients to request “reasonable accommodations” that will make a big difference in their ability to cope with litigation.