Here is an outline of the day, you can also add 4 hours of DV training on Friday that will certify the 12 hours of California Rule of Court 5.220 annual training requirements.  Please email Professor Neil Ribner for the brochure and registration information

Overcoming Parent Child Contact Problems.

October 28, 2017 8:30 am- 4:30pm


Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D,

Hon. Marjorie Slabach (Ret.)

Sherry Cassedy, JD, M

Outline for the day:

Morning session: Full Panel for Mental Health Professionals, Lawyers and Judges

8:30-9:45     Old problems, New concepts – the evolution of our thinking    about parent-child contact problems. Social science literature.

9:45-10:00  break

10:00-12:00   How do these cases present to attorneys, judges and mental health professionals?  How lawyers and judges can help.

Child interview (video demonstration)

The challenges of the Child’s Voice in these cases.

An Interdisciplinary team approach.

12:00-1:00  Lunch

Afternoon session: Dr. Sullivan in depth for Mental Health Professionals

1:00-2:00     Interventions in child resistance cases: Structure of doing work: Court order or service agreement: balance, family systems, favored parent, fees, accountability for non-compliance.

2:00-2:30     Court-involved therapy – a specialized practice in high conflict shared custody.

Video -  PC and child therapist

2:30-2:45     break

2:45-4:30     Continuum of intensity of legal and psychological interventions:

Lessons learned

Questions,  wrap-up