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Event: Advanced Issues with High Conflict Parents (University of Calgary and Resolve Legal Group, Calgary)

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BARR LLP (Alberta. Joined 2017)

Hosted by University of Calgary and Resolve Legal Group in Calgary from 9:00 am on November 16, 2019 to 5:00 pm on November 17, 2019 (multi-day event)


A two-day workshop with Dr. Robin Deutsch. Register at Net proceeds to Calgary Counselling Centre and Big Hill Haven. I'm not sure what time it starts and ends, so the times in the description are likely wrong.

Location: University of Calgary Faculty of Law - Murray Fraser Hall, Calgary, AB, Canada

A two-day training program for evaluators, therapists, parenting coordinators, mediators, lawyers, judges, parent educators, and other professionals who work with high conflict families.

This program will focus on three areas of complex child custody work for new and experienced evaluators, attorneys, judges, parenting coordinators, and family therapists. Topics will include:

Assessing and managing difficult clients including those with mental illness, substance abuse,trauma, and personality disorders;

Assessment of intimate partner violence and effects on children, parenting, and coparenting; and

An introduction to addressing children’s resistance or refusal to have contact with a parent.

Participants in this two-day training program will learn to:

-Recognize personality and mental illness factors that may impact parenting

-Distinguish the impact of trauma on behavior and parenting

-Identify tips for managing high conflict parents

-Demonstrate the components of an evaluation of intimate partner violence

-Apply a systematic approach to assessing intimate partner violence

-Identify the impact of intimate partner violence on children and parents, parenting, and co-parenting

-Consider appropriate parenting and co-parenting arrangements in cases where intimate partner violence exists

-Differentiate types of parent-child contact problems and identify matching interventions

-Identify the multiple systems necessary to manage families when a child resists or refuses contact with a parent

-Consider treatment approaches when a child resists/refuses contact with a parent

About Dr. Robin M. Deutsch, PhD, ABPP:

-She served as the director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the William James College ( through August 2018. Previously she was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology.

-Dr. Deutsch is a child and family forensic psychologist, mediator, parenting coordinator, and is board certified in couple and family psychology. She provides consultation services to attorneys and courts. She developed the Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues at William James College and is a founder of Overcoming Barriers, an organization that provides family-centered services for families in conflict.

-She is a former president of the Massachusetts chapter of AFCC, former president of AFCC, and former Chair of the APA Ethics Committee.

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