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CHILDREN RESISTING CONTACT POST-SEPARATION: CONCEPTS, CONTROVERSIES, ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION

From April 20, 2023 to April 28, 2023

Barbara Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych, AccFM, FDRP PC & Shely Polak, Ph.D., MSW, RSW, AccFM


This small group virtual training opportunity (Zoom “meeting” format) is suitable for therapists, parenting plan evaluators, mediators, parenting coordinators & child protection workers. Using case examples, media, interactive exercises, and small group focused discussion, topics covered include:

  • differentiated spectrum of parent-child contact problems - affinities, alignments, justified rejection (realistic estrangement), alienation & hybrid cases
  • research on the impact of alienation on children, adolescents & young adults
  • clinical screening, intake & assessment using multi-factor model
  • differentiated clinical & trauma-informed interventions for mild & moderate cases
  • role of the court, legal remedies & necessary components for court order
  • nuts & bolts of family systems-based interventions (Multi-Faceted Family Therapy) for mild & some moderate cases, including initial query & referral management, clinical screening & intake protocols, informed consent process & service agreement, psycho-educational tools & clinical interventions, strategies & techniques.

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