How To Be An Expert Witness

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:45 PM
  • All Saints Church

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How To Be An Expert Witness
By: Linnda Durré, PhD

At least once in your professional life as a counselor or psychotherapist, you will receive a subpoena to give a deposition and/or appear in court for your clients. This can be a very tense and nerve-wracking situation that can cause you sleepless nights. This seminar and PowerPoint presentation will give you advice on what to do so that you will be prepared, organized, and calm so you can be deposed and/or testify professionally and thoroughly.      

Presentation Objectives:

1) You will be able to understand the process, intentions, and goals of a deposition and/or court testimony.

2)You will be educated on how to prepare for a deposition and/or court testimony.

3) You will have triads to do brief role-playing as an attorney, expert, and observer.

4) You will be reassured that you will get through it.

Dr. Linnda Durré, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in three states – California, Washington and Florida - for 41 years. She is a business consultant, corporate trainer, an international speaker, an award-winning filmmaker, and she has been an expert witness for 44 years and has been qualified in six states.  Dr. Durre’ was selected from 200 applicants in a national search to host, “Ask the Family Therapist” on America’s Health Network, which was associated with Mayo Clinic and it aired from Universal Studios Orlando. Dr. Durre’ was vetted by both of them. She was the weekly psychotherapist on CW’s nationally syndicated daily morning show, “The Daily Buzz” for nine months, writing the Q & A for herself and the two anchors.  She has hosted and co-produced three radio shows – two were call-in advice shows, “The Dr. Linnda Durre’ Show” on WDBO in Orlando and “Let’s Talk with Dr. Linnda Durre’,” on an NPR affiliate in New York, plus “The Linnda Durre’ Show” in Orlando.  Her business column in the Orlando Business Journal, was entitled “The Doctor Is In”. She was an intern supervisor for Full Sail, UCF, Valencia and Rollins.  She is the author of “Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day” published by McGraw-Hill. She has been interviewed on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Daytime, Good Morning America, Canada AM, The O’Reilly Factor (twice), and the national and/or local news on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, Fox, CNN, and CW, as well as Forbes, Yahoo, AOL, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Job Week, Wharton, LA Times, NY Times, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine. 


Networking and Registration
8:30-9 a.m. 

 Announcements and Introductions
9 a.m.

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MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

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