Children Resisting Post-Separation Contact: Concepts, Controversies, Assessment & Intervention

1709 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Presented by Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D. C.Psych., AccFM

This 2-day course is suitable for therapists, custody/access assessors, mediators, parenting coordinators, child protection workers and lawyers. 
You will learn about: differentiating types and severity levels of parent-child contact problems: affinities, alignments, justified (realistic estrangement), alienation and hybrid cases; the impact of alienation on children, adolescents and young adults; screening and assessment considerations; remedies for mild, moderate and severe cases; the role of the court; the nuts and bolts of systemic family-based interventions (reintegration therapy) for mild and some moderate case: referral/intake/screening, family therapy service agreement, educational tools and interventions, and clinical strategies and techniques.

Course Materials provided, include: Book - "Children Who Resist Post-Separation Parental Contact: A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals" (Fidler, Bala & Saini, 2013), power point handout, comprehensive resources/seminal articles (with some recommended readings provided in advance of training), screening & clinical intake checklists and questionnaires, sample orders, sample Family Therapy Intervention Agreement, intervention tool kit, Parent Education Handout Package, and more.

Registration Fee: $925+ $120 (HST) = $1,045.00
*(includes breakfast at 8:30am., lunch and health break refreshments)
Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM. Dr. Fidler has worked with separating/divorcing families and high conflict parenting conducting assessments, professional consultations, mediation, arbitration, therapy and parenting coordination for over 30 years. She provides expert testimony and consultations to lawyers and mental health professionals. Dr. Fidler has presented at numerous conferences and trainings and delivers trainings to judges, lawyers and mental health professionals. She is author of many articles, chapters and four books: Children Who Resist Post-Separation Parental Contact, Emotional Harm & Parent Child Contact Problems, Child Custody Assessment & Challenging Issues in Child Custody Disputes. Dr. Fidler is a co-founder of Family Solutions and Families Moving Forward and maintains an independent practice. She sat on the AFCC committee responsible for developing Parenting Coordination Guidelines, is Past President of AFCC-O, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Overcoming Barriers.

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