Supporting Clients, Supporting Ourselves: Prioritising Mental and Emotional Health Awareness in Family Practice – 18th September 2024 (Online)

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Trainer: Nigel Clarke
Trainer: Sue Palmer-Conn

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18th September (Online)

As family law professionals we are used to dealing with clients when they are facing the prospect of separation and divorce, and when they feel anxious and uncertain about their futures living apart.

Inevitably, clients face a time of significant change, disruption to their daily lives and the lives of their children.

Some clients will cope reasonably well and adjust but for some the change and uncertainty can have a significant impact on their mental and emotional health and the wellbeing of their children too.

Managing and helping clients in these difficult circumstances can also take its toll on family professionals, so it is important that he have some understanding of the impact this can have to enable us to put in place strategies to help us better manage these challenges.

In this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of mental and emotional health awareness in the context of a family law practice.
  • Learn about the common mental health issues that clients may face in the family law system.
  • Develop strategies for effectively supporting and advocating for clients’ mental and emotional well-being.
  • Explore self-care practices and techniques to mitigate the impact of stress and burnout in the family law profession.
  • Enhance communication skills to effectively engage with clients and address their mental and emotional needs.
  • Gain knowledge of available resources and support networks for clients dealing with mental health issues.
  • Identify signs of compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress, and develop coping mechanisms to address them.
  • Understand the ethical considerations involved in promoting mental and emotional health awareness in a family law practice.
  • Learn strategies for setting healthy boundaries with clients while maintaining empathy and compassion.
  • Develop an action plan for integrating mental and emotional health practices into daily work routines in a family law practice.



Other new courses now available

  • Initial Meetings – how to work with potential client/s from the very beginning. Designing services to their needs and situation (including integrated service), and assisting them to make affordable choices using the full range of available opportunities.
  • Communications Skills – this practical and interactive course will focus on developing excellence in communication skills including effective listening, reading non-verbal cues and strategies for dealing with difficult clients.
  • Responsibility for Children: Our role as family lawyers – providing baseline knowledge, skill, critical awareness and understanding of the effects of parental and family separation/change.

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£250 + VAT

  • Supporting clients-18 Sep- Members Price £300