Working with High-Conflict Families of Divorce: A Guide for Professionals

Working with High-Conflict Families of Divorce: A Guide for Professionals

By: Christine A. Coates (author), Carla B. Garrity (author), Elaine T. Johnson (author), Betsy B. Duvall (author), Mitchell A. Baris (author)Hardback

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Distilled from their extensive experience in dealing with such families, the authors present a new dispute-resolution process that helps parents reduce conflict and protect the well-being of their children. Key elements in the success of this process are the professionals defining exactly what kind of services they will provide and the use of contracts and protocols with their clients. To facilitate the integration of this approach into professional practice, the book contains forms, contracts, and checklists that are currently being used in multiple high-conflict management models. This book is an invaluable resource for professionals, whether preparing them for specialized roles such as Parent Coordinator, Special Master, or Guardian ad litem, or expanding their understanding of the dynamics and management of high-conflict situations in general practice.

About Author

Mitchell Baris, Ph.D., has been a practicing therapist, evaluator, mediator, expert witness, and consultant for the past twenty-five years in the Boulder, Colorado area. Christine Coates, M.Ed., J.D., is a family attorney who emphasizes ADR in domestic relations. Betsy Barbour Duvall, M.S.W., a licensed clinical social worker and a board certified diplomate in clinical social work, is a psychotherapist and mediator in private practice in Denver. Carla Garrity, Ph.D., has been a child psychologist, school consultant, and program developer for the past twenty-five years in the Denver area. Elaine Johnson, J.D., is a trial attorney at a Boulder practice limited to family law. E. Robert LaCrosse, Ph.D., has been a child clinical psychologist in private practice for the past twenty years in Denver.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780765702920
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9780765702920
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 0765702924

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