“I Don’t Want to Go!” What’s a Parenting Coordinator To Do?
Though outcomes hopefully include change, the parenting coordinator (PC) is not a therapist. Working with high conflict co-parenting situations involving resist-refuse dynamics poses additional complexity, practice challenges and ethical conundrums for the PC. This webinar identifies specific issues a PC faces when a child is resisting parent contact and discusses possible solutions and best practices.
Barbara Fidler, PhD, is a clinical developmental psychologist. She has worked with high conflict coparenting parenting providing various dispute resolution services for over 34 years. She provides professional consultations and trainings to judges, lawyers, mediators and mental health professionals. She is co-author of four books: two on child custody assessments and two on parent-child contact problems. She has authored journal articles and book chapters, including three chapters in the recently published, Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation (2017) and is co-editor of Evidence-Informed Interventions for Court-Involved Families (in press). Dr. Fidler has been actively involved in the development and training of parenting coordination and sits on the AFCC Taskforce charged with updating the practice guidelines.
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