Training Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of family systems theory
  • Recognize the essential elements of family law
  • Identify the function of the legal professional and name three ways in which the parenting coordinator can collaborate with the professional
  • Name the role and responsibilities of a parenting coordinator
  • Distinguish the role of a parenting coordinator from other professional roles
  • Discuss the impact of high-conflict on children
  • Discuss the impasses associated with the divorce process
  • Understand the protocol for different types of client sessions
  • State the characteristics of parental alienation and other parent-child contact problems
  • Name a strategy designed to promote effective parental communication
  • Identify a technique designed to minimize loyalty binds for children
  • Explain a skill designed to manage a parent exhibiting as least one of the personality disorders discussed during the training seminar
  • Understand the different types of domestic violence
  • Discuss and formulate a strategy for dealing with a least four dilemmas commonly faced by a parenting coordinator

Training Outline

  • The Impact of High Conflict on the Family System
  • The Child’s Perspective on Divorce
  • Coping Styles of Children
  • The Impact of High Conflict on Children
  • The Evolution of Parenting Coordination
    • History & National Growth
    • Role & Responsibilities
    • Distinctions between a Parenting Coordinator & Other Related Roles
  • Appointment of the Parenting Coordinator
  • Cooperative Parenting Institute Model of Parenting Coordination
  • Understanding and Collaborating with the Legal Profession
  • Implementing and Marketing Your Parenting Coordination Practice
  • Protocol for Different Types of Sessions
  • Dealing with Step-Parents and Significant Others
  • History of Parental Alienation & Visitation Refusal
  • Differentiating Parental Alienation from other types of Visitation Refusal
  • The Aligned Parent
  • The Alienated Child
  • The Rejected Parent
  • Interventions Designed for Parental Alienation and Visitation Refusal
  • Custody Options
  • Scope and Nature of Parenting Plans
  • Writing Comprehensive Parenting Plans
  • Co-Parenting Education Curriculum
    • Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills for Conflicted Parents
    • Facilitating Parental Responsibility
    • Maintaining a Child Focus
    • Increasing Parental Respect
    • Encouraging Exceptions and Amplifying Change
    • Disengagement – Realignment
    • Containing & Managing Angry Parents
    • Handling Non-Compliance & Resistance
    • Additional Strategies and Techniques
  • Personality Disorders and Other Challenges
  • Domestic Violence (not in Texas Training)
  • PC Guidelines & Protocol
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Variations on Success

CPI is no longer an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), effective September 24, 2019, and CPI will no longer be authorized to offer or grant NMCC continuing education credits.