October 4th, 2018

Therapist Divorce Law Seminar

Mental health professionals who provide counseling services to families involved in domestic matters need to be prepared  for the possibility of entering a courtroom. Presented by our experienced family lawyers, this 1.0 credit hour seminar will provide  therapists, counselors, and psychologists an overview of the situations that could lead to a court appearance. As a result of this seminar, participants will:

  1. Identify relevant legal factors of consideration when providing reunification and co-parenting counseling services;
  2. Define “client privilege” and learn to discriminate instances when it does not apply, according to the Court; and
  3. Specify the ethical and legal obligations when providing testimony in Court.

Our attorneys will also provide real-world examples of what can happen in court and how best to prepare for an appearance.

Reunification & Co-Parenting Counseling: What Can Happen In Court?

Thursday, November 15 at the Offices of Gross McGinley, LLP

33 S. Seventh Street, Allentown, PA 18101


7:45 am Registration, 8:00 am to 9:00 am Program

We hope you can join us for this informative seminar this fall!


We are offering this seminar free of charge.  However, space is limited. Please register by Friday, November 2nd.

Featured Speakers:

Allen I. Tullar

Allen I. Tullar


Chair of Gross McGinley’s Divorce and Family Law Group, Allen regularly counsels individuals in divorce, custody and child support matters. His experience representing Lehigh Valley families in the family court system allows Allen to help clients navigate through stressful proceedings and obtain fair settlements.

Constance Nelson

Constance K. Nelson


Constance provides counsel to families in divorce and alimony negotiations, child custody and guardianship matters, grandparent rights, and prenuptial agreements.  She is also an experienced criminal attorney, assisting her clients in family matters that often arise in such cases.

Kellie Rahl-Heffner

Kellie L. Rahl-Heffner


Kellie is an experienced family law attorney, guiding individuals through sensitive legal matters including divorce, child custody and guardianship, child support and alimony claims, protections from abuse (PFAs), and adoptions. She also assists her clients in designing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements that best preserve family assets.


For more information about this program including handicap accessibility and disability accommodations, please call (610) 820-5450.


Participants will receive one (1) CE for this program. In order to receive the CE credit offered for this program, all attendees must be present in the workshop no later than 15 minutes after it begins and must not leave prior to 15 minutes before it ends. After completing a program evaluation, participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This program is intended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, graduate students, and other mental health professionals. For more information, contact Dr. Lyz DeBoer at 610-428-4825 or dr.lyz.deboer@gmail.com.


This seminar is being offered at no charge to attendees. Gross McGinley, LLP will pay all LVPCA member and non-member fees.


  1. 23 Pa. CSA § 5329
  2. HIPPA – Pa.R.E. 4008
  3. PA Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1


LVPCA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. LVPCA is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.

If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, or distress with regard to program content, please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to Tyson Davis, Psy.D. at 610-433-3360.

Commercial support for this program is provided by Gross McGinley, LLP.

Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.


LVPCA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LVPCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The content found in this resource is for informational reference use only and is not considered legal advice. Laws at all levels of government change frequently and the information found here may be or become outdated. It is recommended to consult your attorney for the most up-to-date information regarding current laws and legal matters.