FOUNDATIONS OF PARENTING COORDINATION: RESEARCH & PRACTICE


Toronto Location
Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., AccFM, FDRP PC
Shely Polak, Ph.D., RSW, AccFM INTERVENTION

This introductory course is geared to mental health professionals, mediators and lawyers.
No previous experience or knowledge of Parenting Coordination is required. Topics include:
  • Roles & functions of the PC
  • Professional guidelines & training requirements
  • Research update on parenting coordination process and outcomes
  • Social science literature & research on topics relevant to working with high conflict separated/divorced parents (e.g. consequences of parental & co parenting conflict on children & adolescents, & its impact on parenting & quality of parent-child relationships, models of co parenting, risk/resiliency factors, parenting styles & effectiveness, parent-child contact problems)
  • Nuts & bolts of the PC process: referral management; screening & intake; informed consent & contracting, review of PC Agreement; parent education/coaching; consensus building phase (conflict-resolution, negotiation); management & skills for working with high conflict co parenting; case management; involvement of collateral sources; and, arbitration phase (relevant arbitration legislation & regulations, procedures & writing of awards)
  • Risk & benefits of including children in dispute resolution processes
  • Developmentally informed protocols for interviewing children in PC, mediation & custody/access assessments, VOC reports
  • Ethical issues, tricky issues & lessons learned(ing)

Course Materials include: Parenting Coordination Agreement, reading list, power point
handout, forms & checklists relevant to all stages of the process, seminal articles, & more

Approved by The Law Society of Upper Canada has approved for 18.5
CPD credits (.5 Professionalism and 18 Substantive)
FDRIO Accredited, OPA Accredited


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