Debra K. Carter, PhD, is a psychologist and parenting coordinator who has provided training across the globe. She chaired the AFCC Task Force that developed the 2019 Guidelines for Parenting Coordination. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles including Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals. She is also the Co-Founder and Training Director of the National Cooperative Parenting Center (NCPC) which offers services to the mental health and legal communities in North America and around the globe and is a former president of the AFCC Florida Chapter.
Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist and former AFCC President, who served on both the first AFCC task force and the APA task force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordination. She has provided training internationally and authored chapters and articles about parenting coordination, as well as other issues related to family conflict. She was the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the William James College where she developed the Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues. From 1990 until 2012 she was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology.
Barbara Fidler, PhD, C.Psych, Acc.FM, FDRP PC, is a clinical developmental psychologist and has served on two AFCC task forces that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordination. She has provided trainings and authored chapters and articles on parenting coordination and other areas relating to high-conflict coparenting situations. Dr. Fidler provides training to judges, lawyers, and mental health professionals and has presented at numerous conferences. She is co-author of four books and a former president of the AFCC Ontario Chapter.
Mindy F. Mitnick, EdM, MA, is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in complex custody evaluations and cases with child abuse allegations. She provides training on the use of expert witnesses in child abuse and divorce cases, effective interviewing techniques with children, interventions in high-conflict divorce, and the impact of psychological trauma. She served on the AFCC task force that developed the 2019 Guidelines for Parenting Coordination, the AFCC Task Force on Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy, and was co-chair of the Minnesota Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide Working Group. She is President Elect of AFCC.
Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD, has been on three AFCC Parenting Coordination task forces and is an internationally recognized author and trainer in this area of practice. He co-chaired the AFCC Task Force on Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy and served on the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee. He was awarded the 2012 Joseph Drown award by the California Chapter of AFCC for outstanding service to children and families. He is the immediate past-president of the AFCC.