AFCC Training

Advanced Issues for Family Law and Dispute Resolution Professionals

Virtual Training

December 7-8, 2020


This program addresses the challenges often associated with the most intractable family disputes, including intimate partner violence, parent-child contact  problems (including parental alienation), substance misuse, mental health disorders, and working with children in dispute resolution and evaluative processes.  The program takes place in two segments per day, two hours each. Registration includes access to recordings of all training program sessions. Presenters will examine how to address these difficult challenges, including: the dynamics of intimate partner violence in parenting time disputes; the continuum  for parent-child contact problems (including affinity, alignment, realistic estrangement, and parental alienation); the effects of substance misuse and mental illness on the family system; and when and how to involve children in the dispute resolution process. Presenters will share the latest and most relevant research, while examining the many controversies related to these issues from multiple perspectives

Training Team Debra K. Carter, PhD Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP Barbara Fidler, PhD, C.Psych Mindy F. Mitnick, EdM, MA Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD