May It Please the Court: Clinician Subpoenas and Testifying

This 3.5 hour recorded on-demand training provides an impactful overview of what mental health professionals (licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists) need to know about receiving a subpoena, preparing for court, and testifying.

Continue Education Credit Available:
4.0 Credit Hours

Resolution Academy LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7397. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Resolution Academy LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program

This course contains 22 lessons divided into 3 learning modules: Foundations, Handling a Subpoena, and Testifying. The training provides practical tips (e.g., how to dress for the courtroom; how to respond during cross-examination) and detailed instruction about potential pitfalls that lead mental health professionals into ethical trouble or licensure board complaints, and how to avoid them. The training will help install a sense of confidence about handling subpoenas and testifying in legal proceedings. The Course contains supplemental materials in the form of customizable templates, checklists, case timeline templates for use during testimony, worksheets, and more.

This Program Includes

Life Time Access

Course consisting of online instruction and offline guided activities (Lifetime access).

Grievance Policy: Dr. Masiello and Resolution Academy LLC seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please contact us and grievances will receive corrective action to the best of our ability, although no specific outcome is guaranteed.


If after taking the complete video course and finishing all lessons and written activities the attendee doesn’t feel prepared to handle a subpoena or testify, the course instructor will provide a one-on-one coaching session at no cost to attendee to address target areas.
Refund Policy: Due to the on-demand nature of the course, refunds must be requested in writing within 24 hours of having access to the course. Refunds will be made less a 15% administrative fee and applicable credit card/merchant fees which are typically non-refundable.


3 month membership to Resolution Academy member’s portal, with Live Q and A calls, answers to specific questions submitted to the course instructor, and continually added supplemental materials and resources for free download for personal use.


If attendees have any technical issues with the court, technical support is provided by emailing


Template for creating a case timeline to use when testifying.

Facebook Group

 Lifetime access to private Facebook group to be part of a community to freely ask questions, get feedback from peers and the course instructor, and learn from other’s experiences.

Registration: Register through our website ( by adding the course to your online shopping cart and making payment through Stripe. Once payment has processed, you will receive an email with login information for your course in your secure Member Portal. The course fee is $277.

Complete Course Purchase Includes: Online Training Course With 4.0 CE Clock Hours, (value $160); Testimony Timeline Template (value $55);  Customizable Policies And Other Templates (value $175);  Portal Membership to additional instructor live trainings and Q and A sessions (value $247), Access to registrants-only Facebook Group for additional instructor support. Total course value: $637.00

For $217.00 Only

A one-on-one video conference session with Dr. Masiello is included with the first 75 registrations.

The call can be used anytime in the next 12 months for help you set policies to avoid a subpoena, to walk you through a subpoena you’ve received, to prep you for testimony, or anything else you need!

Course Requirements: You are expected to watch all videos, read all written learning materials, and pass a quiz for each of the three modules with a minimum score of 80%. You also will complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily passed the quizzes and completed the course evaluation, you can download your certificate of completion. You will need a computer and internet connection with the ability to stream videos and view/print PDF files.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify ethical issues to consider when replying to subpoenas.

  • Discuss ethical considerations when testifying in a deposition or court hearing.

  • Identify common legal terminology used in a hearing involving a mental health professional.

  • Describe the process of providing testimony during direct and cross examination

  • Discuss client confidentiality within the context of subpoenas and testimony

About the Presenter

Dr. Masiello has over 25 years of clinical practice, coaching, and teaching experience. She holds a doctorate in psychology with concentrations in Counseling and Developmental Psychology, and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, a Parenting Coordinator, and a Superior Court mediator in North Carolina. She has testified in numerous legal proceedings and serves as a qualified expert witness in court cases within North Carolina. She is the owner of the clinical practice Reaching Resolution PLLC, and its sister entity for training and coaching, Resolution Academy.