Randy Heller

Collaborative Family Law Institute
3325 S. University Drive
Davie, Florida 33328
United States
Office: 954.236.4490
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Mental Health Professional

Dr. Randy Heller received her doctorate in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Supreme Court Family Mediator, Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Certified Hypnotherapist, as well as the Founder and Clinical Director of The Family Network, Collaborative Counseling Center for Positive Growth and Change, established in 1994. She is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Heller is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She also serves as a Board member of The Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, The Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, the Collaborative Family Law Institute, as well as an active member on the Research Committee of the IACP since 2007.

Dr. Heller has researched and published her doctoral dissertation on Competency and the Role of the Mental Health Counselor in Collaborative Family Law. She has published an article about her research results in the Collaborative Review: Research Edition, two book chapters on the mental health professional working in this process. Randy has also written the syllabus, and developed and taught the first course in Collaborative Divorce for Masters and Doctoral students at Nova Southeastern University in the Department of Family Therapy in 2014, in which the registration has more than doubled for the 2015 Fall Semester.

Randy is a proud recipient of the Access to Collaboration Grant from IACP, and will be developing and implementing program in conjunction with Mission United and Nova Southeastern University to offer pro bono services for returning Veterans and their families in the University's Community Clinic.

Area(s) of Practice: Neutral Facilitator, Child Specialist, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Reunification, Transitions into divorce
License(s): Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist ~ ~Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Professional Activities: Research, Practice, and Community Education about the Role of the Mental Health Professional in Collaborative Family Law Board Member Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida Board Member (Pod Chair) Collaborative Family Law Institute Member IACP Research Committee Adjunct Professor - Nova Southeastern University - Developed the syllabus and teaching - Collaborative Divorce for Mental Health Professionals Multiple presentations - Statewide, Nationally and Internationally on the Role of the MHP in Collaborative Practice Multiple presentations - Statewide - Ethical Considerations for the MHP in Collaborative Practice Presentation - Statewide - Instilling Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation on the Collaborative Team
Education:
Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Arts, Exceptional Student Education, 1983,
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Post-graduate:
PhD, Family Therapy, 2011, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida
Master of Education, Guidance and Counseling, 1988,
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Comments: Randy serves as a consultant for other mental health professionals engaged in this approach, and is currently chairing of the committee for development the protocols of practice for the Mental Health Professional in Collaborative Practice for the State of Florida. She has is a member of the Collaborative Council of Florida and has completed a qualitative research study to explore “The Role of the Therapist” in the Collaborative Practice (see The Collaborative Review, research edition, 2012). Randy presented on this topic for the Florida Psychological Association in July 2009, the Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in December 2009 and May 2010, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010 and 2011 at the national conferences. She will present again for the broward association of Marriage and Family Therapy in the Spring and Summer of 2012.