Lori Gephart

Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
10475 Perry Highway
Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
United States
Office: 724-759-7514
Member since 2009
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Mental Health Professional, Psychologist, Mediator

As a Collaborative Divorce Coach I work as a neutral member of Collaborative Teams to help couples in the Collaborative divorce process to have a healthier divorce for themselves and their children. I believe that families don't belong in court. I work as a peacemaker to coach the parties to improve communication and co-parenting skills and help to manage the process of respectful resolution to conflict. If you are considering divorce or separation, consider the Collaborative process to avoid the adversarial approach. I also work as a trainer to provide basic and advanced trainings in the Collaborative Process.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Divorce Coach, Collaborative Practice Trainer, Family Mediator, Speaker
License(s): Licensed Psychologist
Professional Activities: Psychologist Collaborative Divorce Coach Collaborative Coach Collaborative Practice Trainer Family Mediator Speaker
Education:
Undergraduate:
Duquesne University BA Psychology, 1984

Post-graduate:
Duquesne University M.A., 1985
Comments: I help to resolve disputes collaboratively. My passion is to work as a peacemaker for families. I help to bring respect and peace to families in crisis in order to resolve family problems and avoid court. I believe that the Collaborative Practice offers a healthy alternative to the traditional method of resolving conflict. I am always excited to help to facilitate a healthy process of resolving disputes for the benefit of all parties, including children. Healthy communication helps to move all parties to a place where interests can be met and hopes and fears can be addressed.
Training Offered

Interdisciplinary Basic Training in Collaborative Practice
Coercive Control and Violence Issues in Collaborative Practice
The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Collaborative Process

Training Conducted

June 15, 2011: “Collaborative Process for Resolution of Family Disputes: Role of Psychologists” by Mellissa Greevy, Esquire, Thomas Gould, Esquire, Lee Picariello, Lori Gephart 3CE

November 10-11, 2011: “Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Mark Gubinsky, Esquire, David Miller, Esquire, Patricia Henk, Esquire, and Chris Stachtiaris, Esquire. Panelist: Lori Gephart, MA. 12 CE

May 4-5, 2012: “Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Lea Anderson, Esquire, Susan DeGirolamo, Esquire, Paula Hopkins, Esquire, and Mary K. McDonald, Esquire. Panelist: Lori Gephart, MA. 12 CE

March 27, 2012 “Matrimonial Inn of Court presentation - Effective use of neutrals in divorce negotiations” Panelist: Lori Gephart, M.A. 1 hour

May 4-5, 2012: “Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Lea Anderson, Esquire, Susan DeGirolamo, Esquire, Paula Hopkins, Esquire, and Mary K. McDonald, Esquire. Panelist: Lori Gephart, MA. 12 CE

November 9-10, 2012: “Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Loretta Gephart, M.A., Mark Gubinsky, Esquire, Patricia Henk, Esquire, David Miller, Esquire, and Chris Stachtiaris, Esquire. 12 CE

January 4, 2013: “Dealing with Hostility – Stopping the Dance – both for clients and attorneys” Panelists: Lori Gephart, Judy Shimm 1 hour

April 25, 27, 2013: “Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Loretta Gephart, M.A., Lea Anderson, Esquire, Deborah Conflenti, Esquire, Susan DeGirolamo, Esquire, Paula Hopkins, Esquire, and Mary K. McDonald, Esquire. 12 CE

November 11, 2013: “The Gold Standard Child Support Calculation: Is it Relevant to the Collaborative Process?” by David Slesnick, Moderator: Paula Hopkins, and Panelists: Patricia W. Henk, Chris Stachtiaris, David Pieton and Loretta Gephart. 2 hours

February 6-8, 2014: “Three Day Interdisciplinary Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Loretta Gephart, M.A., Susan DiGirolamo, Esquire and David Miller. 18CE

October 25, 2014: A Practical Approach to Handling Coercive Control or Violence Issues in CP, Lori Gephart, Lynn Hutchinson, Patricia Rogers, Lisa Alexander, Mary Pence, 1.5 hours.

November 3, 2014: Strategies for streamlining the Collaborative Process, Derek Smith, Paula Hopkins, Lori Gephart, 1 hour.

November 3, 2014: How to set up and Manage a Profitable Collaborative Practice - Panel Mark Byelich (Bucks), Peter Bort (Philadelphia), Mary Louise Parker, Diane Hitzemann (East Central), Lori Gephart (Pgh), 1 hour.

February 6, 2015: Domestic Violence and Collaborative Practice 1 hour.

April 23-25, 2015: “Three Day Interdisciplinary Basic Training in Collaborative Practice” by Lea Anderson, Marc Criss, Loretta Gephart, M.A., Patricia Henk and Paula Hopkins. 18 hours.

September 25, 2015: Techniques to take the family from fear to relationships by Loretta Gephart, M.A., Paula Hopkins, Susan DiGirolamo, Patricia Wozniak Henk. 1CE

November 6, 2015: ACBA Collaborative Law Committee Panel Discussion mental health issues in Collaborative practice by Loretta Gephart, M.A. and Patricia Boswell 1 hour.

Collaborative Training Offered

Interdisciplinary Basic Training in Collaborative Practice
Coercive Control and Violence Issues in Collaborative Practice
The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Collaborative Process

Collaborative Training Reference

Susan DiGirolamo
401 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-1499
sd@susanlaw.com
www.susanlaw.com

Paula Hopkins
401 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-288-8880
ph@paulahopkins.com
www.paulahopkins.com

Mark Criss
Cranberry Professional Park
501 Smith Drive, Suite 5
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
724-776-5730
www.crisslawoffice.com
mark@crisslawoffice.com