Michael Puhl will participate as a conference speaker at the 2014 Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Annual Conference, to be held at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas on March 6-8, 2014. Marriage and family therapists from throughout the State of Texas are expected to attend. On March 6, Michael will be joined by Dr. Sean Stokes to educate and provide general professional knowledge to counselors about the many legal implications of their professional therapeutic relationship with clients, and to assist them in their role as expert and non-expert witnesses at trial. Professionals will be instructed on how to prepare for court and other hearings, as well as how to understand and avoid dual professional roles in the courtroom. The program is designed to help the professional to understand the trial process and their role in legal proceedings. On March 8, Mr. Puhl will participate as a member of a panel of professional and regulatory board officials to address rules changes affecting the profession as well as trends in the field of couples and family therapy. The Rules Committee of the Texas Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists will also conduct a special meeting on March 7 at conference headquarters to discuss and evaluate possible rules changes for the profession. Michael is the Chairman of the Texas Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and principal of the McKinney, Texas law firm of Puhl and Berbarie.