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Resistance, Reunification, and Relocation: Reaching for Better Solutions

A Full Day Webinar Presented by: Association of Family Law Professionals
Friday October 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Our Presenters
Benjamin Garber, Ph.D. is a New Hampshire licensed psychologist. He provides child-centered forensic evaluations, testamentary and non-testamentary consultation to attorneys, Guardians ad litem and courts in the full range of family law matter. Dr. Garber provides training for family law professionals around the globe and consults to a variety of child-centered organizations. He publishes prolifically in both popular press
and juried professional publications on topics in child and family development and family law. His most recent book, “Mending Fences: A collaborative, cognitive-behavioral “reunification” protocol serving the best interests of the post-divorce, polarized child (Unhooked Media 2020) applies empirically proven cognitive-behavioral methods to remedy resist/refuse family dynamics. Dr. Garber is the proud father of two and
grandfather to twin toddlers.

Dr. Jan Faust is a full professor at Nova Southeastern University. She developed the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program which is a clinical training and research facility serving children exposed to traumatic events including child abuse, witnessing interpersonal violence, experiencing highly conflictual families, accidental injury and medical traumas. Dr. Faust has obtained research and foundation grants and has published her scholarly products in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the area of child, adolescent and family psychology and health. Her most recent publication is Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual, Published by Hogrefe 2018. Faust serves as an academic expert witness and conducts reunification family therapy, forensic psychological evaluations, social investigations/parenting plan evaluations and family mediation in her private practice.

Christina “Christy” O’Brien is a stockholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. representing clients throughout Southwest Florida. She focuses her legal career in all aspects of Divorce, Marital and Family Law and has been honored for her pro bono work. Christy often handles highly emotionally-charged matters including: dissolution of marriage proceedings; custody, paternity, and child support issues; as well as domestic violence injunctions and post judgment modifications issues. Christy currently serves on The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee and on the Fort Myers American Youth Baseball Board of Directors.

Mr. Ryan O’Halloran focuses his practice in Family Law. He is a member of the Family Law sections of the Lee County Bar association, The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. He regularly travels around the state and country to participate in the educational conferences and other programs offered by these organizations. He has chaired the “Law in the Mall” committee for the Lee County Bar Association.

Mr. Gus Simmons is an attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2004. He is also licensed to practice in Missouri and the Federal Courts of Florida’s Middle District. Mr. Simmons has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator since 2010. Further, Mr. Simmons is a member of The Fund, a licensed title insurance agent and licensed Florida Realtor.

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AFCC – Special Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems (Online)

The Family Court Review April 2020 Special Issue on Parent?Child Contact Problems: Concepts, Controversies, & Conundrums is now available online! Please note that because of interruptions to print operations at Wiley, the publisher of Family Court Review, distribution of the hard copy of this issue will be delayed.

Due to the cancellation of the AFCC 57th Annual Conference, a Special Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems will be presented from May 12- July 7, 2020.

What you should know:

  • There are sixteen webinars in the series, scheduled from May 12th – July 7th. Participants must register for each webinar individually. View the full schedule and make plans to attend! View AFCC Webinar Schedule
  • Registration is limited to 500 attendees for each webinar, so sign up early! You can register now on the AFCC website.
  • Each webinar is 90 minutes long and is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists.*
  • The registration fee includes a certificate of attendance. You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance. Members: $15 | Non-members: $50
  • Members who attend all sixteen webinars could receive 24 hours of continuing education credit for just $240, $560 less than the non-member price! Join AFCC to save on continuing education. JOIN AFCC
  • Recorded webinars will be available online for AFCC members.
  • This webinar series is sponsored by OurFamilyWizard.com

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* AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency.