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Web-based training in Parent-child Contact problems

Please go to the Overcoming Barriers website overcomingbarriers.org to get information about a web-based/online comprehensive Course on understanding and intervening when children are resisting or refusing contact with a parent.  Dr. Sullivan, Deutsch, Fidler, Ward and many others will contribute to the training which will commence in the late fall.

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Parenting Coordination Training-Chicago-3/06-7, 2017

Dr. Sullivan will conduct a 2-day Parenting Coordination Training at the Loyola Law School in Chicago on March 6th and 7th, 2017. Please go to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts website (afccnet.org) to “conferences and training” for a brochure with more information and to register or email me at sullydoc@aol.com.    

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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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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: www.afccnet.org Hope to see you there

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PARENTING COORDINATION TRAINING CHICAGO- 3/07-8, 2016

Dr. Sullivan will conduct a two-day parenting coordination training in Chicago on March 7th and 8th, sponsored by the AFCC. Please see the brochure for details about the training, cost, location and other details. Go to www.afccnet.org   then to the “conferences and training” tab and then to “training” and click on the link for the […]

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Anchorage PC training materials

The following are additional materials for the training on 12/11+12 If you click on these links, they should download to your computer Coparenting.JCC.word Guidelines_for_Court_Involved_Therapy SUGGESTED_READINGS_PC_doc APA+flyer+-+Parenting+Coordination+in+Postseparation+Disputes PC Pamphlet

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Overcoming Barriers presentation for Attorney’s Briefcase DVD

Commissioner (ret) Marge Slabach, Sherry Cassedy, Michelle Michele Bissada and Matt Sullivan did a 3 hour presentation to Attorneys and Judges on Novemer 2, 2015 in San Francisco. You can obtain the DVD from the presentation at http://www.atybriefcase.com/attys/store/storecoursesnewdetail.php?ProductID=131&cid=3 copy the link onto your computer.

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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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