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Friday December 13th, 2018
8:45 AM – 4:10 PM
(Check-In 8:15-8:45 AM)
Buffet Lunch Included

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION
42 W 44TH ST NEW YORK, NY 10036

6 Contact Hours/CEU’s
7 CLE Credits

AFCC-NY: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
NEW YORK CHAPTER

with AAML – AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS
NEW YORK CHAPTER

with The White Institute

Presents:

Voice Does Not Equal Choice
Navigating Complex Child Custody Issues With An ‘Empowered’ Generation: How Can Lawyers, Mental Health Professionals, and Judges Listen to the Child, While Also Protecting the Child’s Best Interests and Parental Rights?

Presentations

“I Don’t Want To Go!”
What Does This Mean & What Can We Do About It?
Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM.FDRP PC

LINCOLN HEARINGS:
Pros & Cons From A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective
Hon. Richard A. Dollinger
Hon. Andrew A. Crecca
Karen Beth Rosenthal, Esq.
Sherill R. Sigalow, Ph.D.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
For the interactive session, when registering, please rank order your preferences for the three panels.

Panel #1:
Mixed Messages To The Child During Child Custody Proceedings: Multiple Sources And The Resulting Complications
Hon. Andrew A. Crecca,
Seymour Moscovitz, Ph.D.,
and Hal Silverman, Esq.

Panel #2:
How Adolescence Can Complicate (Or Derail) Parenting Plans and Interventions
Hon. Lewis J. Lubell,
William H. Kaplan, M.D.,
Elizabeth J. Fee, Esq.,
and Jenifer J. Foley, Esq.

Panel #3:
Rule 7.2 the Role Of The Attorney For The Child In Resist/Refuse Cases: How To Recognize ‘Impairment’ And When To Substitute Judgment
Hon. Richard A. Dollinger,
Steven Demby, Ph.D.,
and Sue Moss, Esq.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST FROM THE TESTIMONY OF THE NEUTRAL FORENSIC EVALUATOR

Part I
How to Amplify and Understand The Voice Of The Child, As Well As The Perspectives Of The Parents, Through Effective Testimony From The Neutral Evaluator
Sara L. Weiss, Ed.D.
Susan L. Bender, Esq.,
Sylvia Goldschmidt, Esq.
and Hon. Lewis J. Lubell

Part II
Eliciting Relevant Testimony From The Neutral Evaluator: A Mock Trial From The Perspectives Of The Parents’ Attorneys And The AFC (‘Best Interests’ Versus ‘Advocacy’)
Sara L. Weiss, Ed.D.
Susan L. Bender, Esq.,
Sylvia Goldschmidt, Esq.
and Hon. Lewis J. Lubell

AFCC-NY Co-Presidents: Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq. & Robin D. Carton, Esq.
Program Co-Chairs: Karen Beth Rosenthal, Esq., Sherill R. Sigalow, Ph.D. and Jenifer J. Foley, Esq.

The AAML NY Chapter is accredited as a provider of continuing legal education by the NYS CLE Board for live CLE presentations. Financial hardship policy available; please write to Administrator for copy of policy at sandraaamlny@gmail.com. This program is approved for a total of 7 hours of NY MCLE credit, consisting of 5 hours in Areas of Professional Practice and 2 hours in Skills. This program is for experienced attorneys only; it is NOT a transitional program and is NOT suitable for credit for newly-admitted attorneys. Credit for partial attendance at a segment will not be given. You must sign in and sign out to receive credit. No personal audio or video recording or photographing of sessions is permitted.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

For Psychologists: The William Alanson White Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for Psychologists. The William Alanson White Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

For Social Workers: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0159.

For Licensed Psychoanalysts: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0007.

For Mental Health Counselors: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0025

For Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0019.

For Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0011.

To join AFCC Sign Up With National AFCC And Also Click NY State…please visit afccnet.org to become a member.

For questions about this program contact Karen Rosenthal 212-725-7111 or email afccny1@gmail.com