Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EACH day)
UBC Robson Square (HSBC Hall), 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Live Course SOLD OUT—Live Webinar still available
Who should attend: All those wishing to offer parenting coordination as part of their client services: family lawyers, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and mental health and collaborative professionals.
Learning level: All levels
Parenting coordination is a child focused-dispute resolution process offered to separated, divorced, and divorcing parents who need assistance in child-centered issues. Parenting coordination helps the parents and their child(ren) move forward to healthier and more satisfying decisions.
This 40-hour training is suitable for mental health professionals, mediators, and lawyers. Experienced family law lawyers, counsellors, social workers, family therapists and psychologists who have special training in mediating and arbitrating parenting disputes also require 40 hours of parenting coordinator training under the Family Law Act. Attending this 5-day training will satisfy the 40-hour requirement. No previous experience or knowledge of parenting coordination is required. The training will include discussions using case vignettes, audio-visual materials, demonstrations, and role plays.
Presented by Dr. Fidler, the focus on the Day 3 will be “Voice of the Child”. She will review the social science research on the benefits and cautions of listening to the voices of children and adolescents. She will identify various ways the child’s voice can be obtained and integrated into different dispute resolution options such as child representation, mediation, assessment, parenting coordination, and judicial processes. Dr. Fidler will discuss factors related to the reliability of the input provided by children and adolescents, including interviewer bias, memory, suggestibility and maturity. Finally, she will summarize a developmentally informed interview protocol.
Wine and Cheese Reception on Day 3: time and location TBA.
For full details of the 5-day program, click HERE.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 8 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Barbara Jo Fidler, PhD — Family Solutions, Toronto
Matthew J. Sullivan, PhD — Palo Alto
Stephanie L. Fabbro — Hamilton Fabbro Law Corporation, Vancouver
R. Craig Neville — Watson Goepel LLP, Vancouver
Day 3 ONLY
EARLY BIRD (Register by August 19, 2013 and SAVE)
Live Course/Live Webinar: Regular $620
After August 19, 2013
Live Course/Live Webinar: Regular $685
For details on all pricing options, click HERE.
Registration includes workshop materials.
CLEBC Program Coordinator
Mary Kingston, Production Manager, Programs