• Court-Involved Therapy

    Court Involved Therapy (CIT) is a therapeutic service that is both family and juvenile court sensitive. The treatment process and information provided by our skilled therapists combines evidence-based therapeutic practices with the individual’s involvement in the court system. At Family Ties Consulting we adhere to the guidelines put out by the AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) for CIT. 

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a Court-Involved Therapist?

    A Court-Involved Therapist is, “any mental health professional providing psychotherapeutic treatment of a parent, child, couple or family who is, at any time during the treatment, involved with the legal system” (AFCC Guidelines for Court Involved Therapy).

    What types of therapy does a CIT provide?

    Court involved therapists typically specializes in the following treatment areas:

    1. Individual therapy for parents or children
    2. Co-Parenting Therapy (though we usually only do this for our Parent Coordination cases)
    3. Family Therapy (aka Reunification Therapy)

    There are many other professional roles, such as a custodial evaluator, supervised visitation monitor, mediator, attorneys, minor’s counsel, and/or a parenting coordinator. These are people you may come into contact with, but they are not court involved therapists of record.

    Will I need a court order for CIT?

    Most likely. During our initial intake process we gather information from all parties and their counsel in order to determine if we feel a court order for CIT is necessary or if the parties are in agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) would be sufficient. However, the Court can order CIT at its discretion.

    Can you bill my insurance for CIT?

    Because CIT is a form of therapy, we are usually able to bill insurance for these sessions but please call our office for confirmation.