Session 134: Prepping for court and the challenges it brings



My guest today is Nicol Stolar-Peterson. She spent 12 years working in the child protective services field, so she has the experience to tell us about prepping for court and the challenges it brings. We all know that making a court appearance can be anxiety-provoking for anyone. Nicol answers common questions about the subject and shares how her own anxiety prompted her to research the topic and become an expert. Join us for this valuable conversation!

What We’ll Learn

  • How Nicol ended up in this work
  • “Court is scary and the rules are different.”
  • Understanding court—when it doesn’t make sense
  • The #1 lesson learned: Always have a timeline!
  • Common court appearances for therapists
  • Why you MUST set parameters for your court involvement in the beginning
  • Clearly state your court policy, including fees
  • Cover all the bases!
  • How to determine fees for court appearances
  • Being ethical about what you charge
  • Why therapists struggle in knowing their own worth
  • “Respect the practice you’re stepping away from when a subpoena shows up.”

Resources Mentioned

Therapist Court Prep

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