An Overview from the Legal, Mental Health and Judicial Perspectives

PHILIP STAHL, PH.D.
Dysfunctional Behaviors and Distorted Thinking of Parents in High Conflict Custody Cases and the Impact on their Children: How to engage clients in problem-solving rather than problem-creating behaviors; creating realistic expectations, and handling the constant ‘crisis’ from the outset through specific strategies and interventions.

THE HON. MATTHEW F. COOPER, CAROL J. WEISS, M.D., CINDY FEINBERG, CPC.

Use of Alcohol/Drug monitoring protocols – what is “state of the art” monitoring? Incorporating treatment, anger management, medication compliance, and monitoring provisions into the pendente lite and final parenting plans. The role of the Judiciary: Crafting effective interim orders and  incorporating supervised parenting time provisions and monitoring into the final parenting plan.

Norman S. Heller, Esq.
Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Forensic Evaluator Re: parenting capacities when one or both parents suffer from these difficulties. Application of the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations will be discussed and demonstrated.

SUSAN L. BENDER, Esq.
Attorney for the Child or Guardian ad Litem: Protecting children during the litigation.

DANIEL O’LEARY, Ph.D.  
Beyond Domestic Violence: When intimate partner and family disputes go beyond coercion and control, encompassing emotional dysregulation.