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 Alienating Parent
  • The Alienated Child
  • The Targeted Parent
  • Interventions Designed for Parental Alienation and Visitation Refusal
  • Attachment Theory
  • Infant and Toddler Attachment and Overnights
  • Child Development & Time Sharing Plans
  • 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
  • PC Guidelines & Protocol
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Variations on Success