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Rights of Children of Divorce

Here is a nice resource to keep parents focused on the best interests of their children after separation and divorce Rights of Children of Divorce: Children have the right to Continue to love both parents without guilt or disapproval (subtle or overt) by either parent or other relatives. Be repeatedly reassured that the divorce is […]

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New York Times

A perspective about shared custody building resilience in kids, even when coparents don’t get along the-secret-superpower-of-a-shared-custody-kid-the-new-york-times

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New Professional Book announcement about intervening with Parent-child contact problems

Oxford University of Press is releasing the following book Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation Edited by Abigail M. Judge and Robin M. Deutsch Dr. Sullivan has written 3 chapters in this book: 6: Overview of the Overcoming Barriers approach Peggie Ward, Robin Deutsch, and Matt Sullivan 9: “West Group”: […]

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Resources for intensive interventions for parent-child contact problems

The following is a Resource List of other programs of which we are aware. The list is comprised of independently practicing psychologists who have worked at Overcoming Barriers Family Camp or Intensives and who run independent, intensive programs targeting child resistance dynamics working with the entire family, usually for a single family. These programs are […]

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Dr. Sullivan NPR interview about children’s resistance to contact with a parent, 9/28/15

Dr. Sullivan’s interview with NPR Alaska, addressing shared custody situations when a child is resisting contact with a parent can be accessed at the following link: http://www.alaskapublic.org/?s=alienation

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Forgiveness essential for coparenting

Bob Livingstone, a child therapist, provides sage advice to coparents about the effects on children of forgiveness between parents. Cut and paste this link: www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/high-conflict-divorce-why-forgiveness-is-essential/

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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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Child of Divorce: Letter

This is a well produced  2-minute video that captures the issues from a child’s perspective… click on the link to view: http://faithtap.com/1823/child-of-divorce-letter/

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Coparenting: Cooperate for your kid’s sake

I thought this short promotion for Al Gibbs’ coparenting classes in Los Angeles was provides excellent information for coparents working through the divorce transition. Paste this URL and you’ll be able to view: www.coparentsolutions.com/#%21parents-together-for-children/ccya

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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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