I am excited about collaborative divorce because it lays the groundwork for the healthiest adjustment of all family members after a marriage has ended. Years of experience in child and family therapy have shown me that the way in which decisions are made at the time of divorce effects families long afterwards. I have been involved in research on long-term outcomes of divorce-related dispute resolution, which has shown the damage that can be caused by traditional methods of settling disputes. Well-meaning parents can battle for their own rights and positions at the expense of the future welfare of the family. A collaborative team can use the skills of their professions to balance the interests and needs of all family members, mindful of the emotional, financial and legal issues of everyone involved.
2004, Basic Collaborative Law Training, Nancy Cameron & Susan Gamache, 6.5
2006, Advanced Interdisciplinary Training, Cathy Heenan & Rita Pollak, 6.0
Cincinnati Society of Child Clinical Psychologists (CSCCP)-Past President, past program co-chair, member since 2000
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals (CACP)-Past Co-President, member since 2006
Clincial Psychologist, OH