This program addresses the challenges often associated with the most intractable family disputes, including intimate partner violence, parent-child contact problems (including parental alienation), substance misuse, mental health disorders, and working with children in dispute resolution and evaluative processes. The program takes place in two segments per day, two hours each. Registration includes access to recordings of all training program sessions. Presenters will examine how to address these difficult challenges, including: the dynamics of intimate partner violence in parenting time disputes; the continuum for parent-child contact problems (including affinity, alignment, realistic estrangement, and parental alienation); the effects of substance misuse and mental illness on the family system; and when and how to involve children in the dispute resolution process. Presenters will share the latest and most relevant research, while examining the many controversies related to these issues from multiple perspectives.
The Advanced Issues training program is eligible for eight hours of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The Fundamentals of Parenting Coordination training program and the Advanced Issues training program are approved by the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Administrative Office for credits used toward fee generating appointment Category V – Parenting Coordination. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees. Attendees may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance and apply for continuing education in their jurisdiction. Each attendee’s certificate will reflect the training hours viewed live only.
Training Team Debra K. Carter, PhD Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP Barbara Fidler, PhD, C.Psych Mindy F. Mitnick, EdM, MA Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD