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Beyond the Basics

Guardianship : Beyond the Basics

This course begins with an overview of guardianship, then addresses decisional capacity, surrogate decision making, and alternatives to guardianship. It is designed to provide a better understanding of the legal and clinical aspects of guardianship. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss cases they have encountered and instructors will be available to answer questions.

Target Audience

Who should attend? This training is suggested for those familiar with the basics of guardianship, or who have completed our “Intro to Guardianship” course.

Benefits of Training

This training will dive into the best practices of making decisions for another, preparing for and dealing with end of life decisions as a guardian, and how to advocate for a person under guardianship. This course will walk you through record keeping and preparing necessary legal documentation for court submission.

Topics Covered

  • Effective Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Substituted Judgement
  • End of Life Planning
  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation
  • Advocacy


CEUs are available for this course and are included in the cost of registration.

Agencies can host a training at their facility for their staff for an affordable hosting fee, which includes CEUs for each participating staff member.

Click here to host if you would like to provide training at your location.


The information contained in the training tutorial is presented as general educational information to help guardians in their new or existing responsibilities but is not and should not be considered legal advice. To resolve specific issues or problems, a guardian should seek advice from an attorney.

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