A Two-Day Multidisciplinary Training on how to work with parents to create deep and durable parenting plans. The program is designed for mental health professionals, attorneys and mediators who work with parents on parenting issues related to separation and divorce.
Attendees may enroll for either, or both days of training.
Attendees enrolling only in Day 2 must have completed at least two parenting plans through Collaborative Process or mediation.
Day 1: Program will focus on working with parents on each clause of a deep and durable parenting plan, providing attendees with research findings that support various options for children at different ages as well as research findings on the risk and protective factors for children in divorcing families. Day One will also provide the legal perspective on specific aspects of parenting plans and custody issues that coaches, attorneys and/or mediators need to keep in mind when working with parents. This curriculum will be a “nuts and bolts look” at creating each piece of a plan and how to craft a plan that attorneys and judges will view as effective and thorough.
Day 2: This day’s program will be experiential and will provide opportunities to learn and practice interest based negotiation skills in hypothetical cases with hypothetical clients. Curriculum will explore how to work with the couple’s emotional dynamics in the room, how to work effectively with higher conflict parents, and techniques for resolving impasse on child-related issues.
Lisa Herrick PhD
Barbara Burr, JD
$175 for one day; $300 for both days