Training Team


Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPPRobin 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.


April Harris-Britt, PhDApril Harris-Britt, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and parent coordinator who conducts child and adult psychological evaluations, child custody evaluations, civil guardian ad litem evaluations, and parental competency evaluations. Dr. Harris-Britt provides training to mental health professionals, attorneys, and judges and has presented at numerous conferences regarding services for families engaged in high-conflict custody disputes. She is currently a member of the Board for the Center for Cooperative Parenting, APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee, APA Working Group to Review Scientific Literature for High Conflict Family Relationships, AFCC Task Force on Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations, and AFCC Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Sol R. Rappaport, PhD, ABPPSol R. Rappaport, PhD, ABPP, is a Board Certified psychologist in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has been appointed in over 900 custody evaluations and has testified throughout the United States. Dr. Rappaport’s national practice includes consulting with attorneys for the purpose of work product review, crossexamination and expert witness testimony. Dr. Rappaport has presented nationally on custody, relocation, alienation, intimate partner violence, autism, psychological testing and other topics to various organizations, including the ABA, AAML, AFCC, and several state bar associations. Dr. Rappaport has published in the area of divorce, child abuse, psychological testing, gatekeeping, custody evaluations, as well as other topics.


Arnold T. Shienvold, PhDArnold T. Shienvold, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in child clinical psychology and high conflict families. He is recognized nationally as an expert in the areas of custody evaluations and family mediation. In addition to his forensic and clinical practice, Dr. Shienvold has consulted to public and private agencies, lectured at a multitude of professional conferences and schools, and published papers on these topics. Dr. Shienvold is a former President of AFCC, the Academy of Family Mediators, and the Association for Conflict Resolution. He served on the first AFCC Task Force on Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations and is chair of the current task force.