How to Navigate Kids, Custody, and Conflicting Needs in Therapy



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Family Law
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Original Air Date:
December 15, 2023
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About the Program

Christine D. Gille, Esq., JD, MBA, CFLS and Linda Bortell, Psy.D., will examine the intersection of ongoing therapy for adults and children with ongoing litigation and custody disputes. How is therapy compromised when the law comes into the consulting room? Who really holds the privilege? How can disclosures help/hurt the child or the parent? They will discuss potential harm to the individual and the best interest of the child when information is or is not released; when to use waiver, tendering, child abuse reporting, and Tarasoff. They will cover the ethics and dual roles of the mental health community, what is discoverable, how lawyers need to navigate around and through these restrictions to put on their custody cases, as well as “rules” for individual vs. conjoint vs. reunification therapy from a psychological and legal standpoint. Lastly, they will weigh in on amended Family Code Section 3040(d), effective January 1, 2024, which asks courts to make findings when “mental illness” affects best interests.

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Linda Bortell, Psy. D.


Bortell Psychological Inc.

Dr. Linda Bortell is a clinical psychologist in private practice in South Pasadena. She specializes in treating child trauma victims, co-parenting, families and high conflict divorce. She serves as a Parent Coordinator. She is a past chair of the PAC Board of Trustees and Division 1 and 7 of CPA, and is a past president of the LA County Psych Association, the San Gabriel Valley Psych Assn, and the Wright Institute Alumni Association. She has been involved with Rose City since the beginning and serves on the training committee.

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Christine Gille Esq., JD, MBA, CFLS


Gille | Kaye Law Group, PC

Christine Gille is a Certified Family Law Specialist. She is committed to providing excellent legal service to each client the firm represents.

Because of her background in finance, as well as her education in children’s issues, she is able to effectively provide representation for high asset cases as well as those involving the difficult aspects of raising children.

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