Intersection Between Therapeutic Practice and Family Law
Moving from Litigation to Alternative Dispute Resolution, Court Ordered Reports, and Reunification Programs

Panelists: Marilyn Beloff PhD RCC; Sandy Hawkins RCC; Alyson Jones RCC
As our culture changes, mental health professionals need to respond to the current needs of families facing separation and divorce.

Our panel will look at the current options available to our clients, and will challenge our participants to look at their own view of divorce. The panel will include collaborative and mediation professionals, as well as mental health professionals working with the Court process.

Are we, as mental health professionals prepared for our developing role in this changing culture of divorce?

What you will learn:

Participants will learn about the many and varied current approaches to helping our clients navigate through separation an divorce.

The panel will provide a broad view of the options now available to our clients, and how mental health professionals intersect with the law. Participants will have an opportunity for questions about training, and how to help their clients find the best options for their unique situations. We hope that participants will also leave with their eyes opened to the changing culture of divorce and how they can best direct and serve their clients.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The various alternative resolution options, such as mediation, collaborative divorce, views of the children and s. 211 Reports, Parenting co-ordination, Re-unification programs, and even healing divorce ritual
  • How collaborative divorce allows for the team work, assisting the family to move through the transition in a manner that focuses on the children.
  • Participants will learn what this implies about the future of work with children and families of separation and divorce.

Session Information:

Date:               April 12th, 2017
Time:               7:00 – 9:00 PM
Address:         Seniors’ Activity Centre, West Vancouver, Audio-Visual Room, 695 21st Street, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7

Cost:              Free to BCACC members. Members only workshop.

For assistance with registering, please contact Janine Toombs at janine@bc-counsellors.org