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AAML-AFCC Joint conference on Family Law 9/14-16, 2017

Dr. Sullivan is presenting a plenary and institute on Mental Health consultation and testifying expert roles in San Diego at the premier family law conference. AFCC is very excited to be hosting in conjunction with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the 2017 Conference on Advanced Issues on Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation and Settlement, September 14-16, 2017, […]

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AFCC Annual Conference Seattle, 6/01-3, 2016

Please join the AFCC for an amazing conference for family law professionals in a superb venue – Seattle in June! Dr. Sullivan is both conference co-chair and is presenting a workshop on ethical issues involving attorney-Forensic Mental Health professional roles. Go to the AFCC website for the conference brochure: Hope to see you there

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Intensive intervention immersion training by Overcoming Barriers 12/3-5

IMMERSION TRAINING OPPORTUNITY INTENSIVE FAMILY INTERVENTIONS: For families when a child resists contact with a parent after separation/divorce December 3 – 5, 2015  Dex Media Hotel and Conference Center Conveniently located on the grounds of the Dallas, Texas airport Follow a family role play throughout two days of an intensive family intervention with real time […]

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Warshak’s new article on Fallacies in Parental Alienation

Richard Warshak just published the article below (click on the link) entitled, “Ten Parental Alienation Fallacies That Compromise  Decisions in Court and in Therapy”  Good reading. Warshak (2015)

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Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent

Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap helps parents understand the reasons why some children resist a parent during divorce—a reality that touches many families. Combining years of experience in intensive work with families struggling with parent-child estrangement, Overcoming Barriers’ first publication offers practical insight on two central questions: • Why does a child resist contact with a […]

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California Coparenting Center Opens, June, 2014

Drs. Matt Sullivan and Shawn McCall are pleased to announce the opening of the California Coparenting Center (CCC) in their office in Palo Alto. The Center will provide low fee services for coparents sharing custody of their children post separation and divorce. In addition, the center will provide training through live supervision (live streaming of […]

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Parenting Coordination Practice Guide

Dr. Sullivan has authored two chapters of a comprehensive guide to parenting Coordination practice, published by the American Psychological Association and available in May of 2014. This is a MUST publication for professionals who engage in Parenting Coordination services. Please click on the link for a brochure about the new book? Parenting_Coordination_in_Postseparation_Disputes

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STOP: a four-way strategy for handling coparenting conflicts

STOP: a useful strategy for coparents to approach conflicted issues is provided by Betsy Sansby. click on the link below to view/download. stop_handout_color

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Talking to kids about separation and divorce

A recent study found that a small minority of parents talk to their children about their separation and divorce. The failure to do so leaves kids confused, stressed and not having critical permission to use their parents as a resource during this transition. The following article by Joan Kelly provide guidance about why and what […]

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Here is a recent article about the use of “Cyberspace” to manage joint custody. It validates the trend where coparents are increasingly using the internet – email and shared custody websites- to communicate and manage their custody situations. Joint Custody, From a Distance –

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