Katie Beers And Her Childhood Therapist Team Up With Family Law Attorneys For Mental Health Professional Workshop

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Katie Beers and her childhood therapist will be teaming up with family law attorneys for a Mental Health Professional Workshop to be held on Friday, June 13th at the Port Washington Yacht Club. Long Island family law attorneys from Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. will be discussing legal issues related to the case.

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An important legal workshop with several important guests including Katie Beers speaking about her ordeal as a nine-year old child kidnapped and being held for 17 days and her extraordinary survival and recovery. She will share the details of her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and abuse and how the system “failed” her; the foster care she received after being found; and the critical role of therapy in her successful recovery and transformation from childhood to adult life.

Ms. Beers’ therapist for over a decade, Mary Bromley, LCSW, who practices in East Hampton, NY, will provide a firsthand view of the challenges they faced during Katie’s treatment, starting with their important first meeting and interview after her rescue. She will discuss the value of a “team” approach, the cooperation and support of Katie’s foster family, the local community and law enforcement. Ms. Bromley will review the various therapeutic approaches she employed, including interview techniques, art therapy, and co-sessions with others, including another kidnap victim.

Attorneys for Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. will discuss legal issues related to this case, including warning signs of abuse or neglect, the role and responsibility of Child Protective Services (CPS), mandated reporting, and confidentiality by the therapist.

Also, as a special presentation to assist mental health professionals in dealing with patients who are bearing the brunt of aging family members, Vincent J. Russo, Esq., of Vincent J. Russo & Associates, P.C., will speak on how to effectively deal with these issues.

This workshop may qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for the attendees. The registration begins at 11:30 and program is from noon to 3:00P.M on Friday, June 13th at the Port Washington Yacht Club and directions can be found at http://www.lawjaw.com. This is the 13th year of these legal workshops for mental health professionals and the attendance size has increased every year. This year the audience is expected to be over 200 mental health professionals from the New York area.

The law firm of Wisselman, Harounian and Associates, P.C. is located in Great Neck, NY and was established in 1976. Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. is a highly respected firm concentrating in complex matters of family and matrimonial litigation.

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The firm’s nine attorneys appear in the Family and Supreme Courts of Long Island and New York City for all aspects of divorce, custody, support and visitation. Both of the firm’s partners are recognized as New York Super Lawyers. Please visit http://www.lawjaw.com for more information about the law firm, the attorneys or to schedule a free consultation.

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