2017 Conference

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The Full Spectum of Transitioning Families: Interdisciplinary Resources and Their Coordination

This year we will come together to study the AFCC’s mission directly: how to best collaborate and involve members of other disciplines to generate a child-focused result, in both low and high conflict cases. There will also be discussion of the possibilities and pitfalls these collaborations can bring, as well as barriers to implementation.

Morning Speaker: Lisa Gabardi, Ph.D.

From Conflict to Cooperation: Supporting Parents in Child-Centered Family Restructuring and the Role of Co-Parent Coaching

  • The role of emotions and stress in the divorce process and the impact on parenting.
  • The essential structures and skills for effective co-parenting.
  • Co-Parent Coaching as a specialized service distinct from individual or family counseling, mediation, and parent coordination.
  • Role of divorce professionals in supporting parents’ efforts to divorce in a way that is child-centered and promotes dignity. How to make appropriate referrals and work together with other professionals.

Afternoon Speaker: Marjorie Gans Walters, Ph.D.

Collaboration Among Mental Health and Legal Professionals in High Conflict Divorce Cases

  • The benefits and possible drawbacks of interdisciplinary collaboration in working with high conflict divorcing families.
  • How mental health professionals, attorneys and the court act together to create change for one type of high conflict family, the family with the Refuse/Resist Dynamic (RRD)-in which a child rejects one parent and aligns with the other parent.
  • The impact of the Refuse/Resist Dynamic on children, short and long-term.
  • Three helpful types of statements to include in court orders in order to support the family work/psychological treatment of RRD families.

Afternoon Discussion: Moderated by Scott Leibenguth, JD

A guided question and answer session will provide an chance for attendees to contribute and ask questions of our presenters.

Registration Fees:

AFCC Oregon Chapter Member – $125
AFCC Oregon Chapter Nonmember – $175
Full-time Judge – $50
Full-time Student – $50

The conference is limited to 120 participants. Register early to guarantee a spot.

For judges, attorneys, mediators, psychologists, counselors, collaborative practitioners, court personnel, social workers, and other professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. Eligible for approximately 6.0 hours of continuing education credit (pending: APA, NASW, OSB, WSBA; meets criteria for LPC, LMFT)

Morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon snacks are included.

Materials will be available on our website. Printed copies will also be available at sign-in.

There are several benefits to being a member of your local state chapter. AFCC Oregon Chapter annual dues are $40. If you are not already an Oregon Chapter member and would like to become a member, please go to https://www.afccnet.org/Chapters/Join-a-Chapter. You must register with AFCC parent organization directly, not with the Oregon Chapter. Once you have registered as a member of AFCC and the Oregon Chapter, you can register for the conference at the member rate.

Cancellation Policy: Fully refundable prior to March 18. No refunds will be issued after March 18. However, you may transfer your registration to another professional who can attend. If you need to cancel or transfer, please contact Aime Lee Ohlmann.

The Oregon AFCC Chapter is a 501 (c)(3) entity. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Oregon AFCC Chapter today. The Oregon AFCC Chapter relies exclusively on financial support from chapter dues and donations. We invite donations of any amount.

Accomadations: A limited number of rooms has been reserved at the Kennedy School for overnight guests at the conference rate until March 14, 2017. Please contact the Kennedy School to book a room.

Bring your swimsuit – there’s a soaking pool!