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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit…Psychological Testing in Parenting Evaluation

2017-12-06T09:34:30+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Parenting Evaluations|

Note from the Editor: FLAFCC recognizes the complex scholastic history of parenting plan evaluations (child custody evaluations). Specifically, there continues to be debate over the appropriate use of psychological testing within the context of parenting evaluations.  The following article is published to further the discussion and awareness of the limitations of psychological testing within parenting [...]


2017-11-15T14:25:45+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Early Childhood|

Judge Tepper provides her favorite Early Childhood Courts Resources   Lynn Tepper, Circuit Judge, 6th Circuit, Dade City, Pasco County, Florida “Judge Tepper sits in Dade City, Pasco County where she hears all the Dependencies, Children and Families in Need of Services, cross-over cases for the families before her, and all of the Domestic Violence [...]

President’s Letter – Fall 2017

2017-11-15T09:46:44+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Letter from the FLAFCC President|

Dear FLAFCC Members and Visitors, After making the tough decision to cancel the 2017 conference we are regrouping for 2018.  Heartfelt thanks go out to our 2017 conference co-chairs, Deb Weaver and Wilhelmina Tribble.  Many others put in countless hours including Sheba Katz, Mary Lou Wagstaff, Connie Byrd, Paul and Maria Garcia, and Ann Luchini [...]

Webinar: Eldercaring Coordination

2017-11-13T09:41:13+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Elders|

December 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time Registration Opens November 15, 2017Eldercaring Coordination is a dispute resolution process, modeled after the concept of Parenting Coordination, for high conflict families regarding the care and safety of elders. Specially trained Eldercaring Coordinators (ECs) help manage high conflict family and interpersonal psychological dynamics so the elder, family and [...]

CANCELLED – 2017 Conference

2017-09-16T08:36:56+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

URGENT NEWS:  2017 FLAFCC/OSCA Conference CANCELLED!!!! Yesterday morning (9/14) the FLAFCC Board made the decision to cancel the 2017 conference which was scheduled for Monday, September 25 through Wednesday, September 27.  This was a very difficult choice to make considering all the effort that has gone into the planning of the conference.  It is clear [...]

Re-Imagine Family Law: Collaboratively Trained Attorneys, Financial, and Mental Health Professionals as Problem Solvers and Peacemakers

2017-08-16T09:14:36+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Practice|

By Connie J. Byrd, Esq. Board Member, FLAFCC Family disputes represent the largest number of new cases filed in circuit courts throughout Florida. In the 2015/2016 year, the Florida Office of State Courts Administrator reported more than 288,000 new family law cases opened. Of that number, 82,000 were actions dissolution of marriage, outpaced only [...]

NEXT 10 TIPS: How Eldercaring Coordination Can Make a Difference with High Conflict Cases Regarding the Care and Safety of Elders

2017-08-16T09:18:55+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Elders|

By Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed., Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Florida Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Past President, FLAFCC; Judge Michelle Morley, Circuit Judge, 5th Judicial Circuit; Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Esq., Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law Partner, Brinkley Morgan Since the FLAFCC Task Force on Eldercaring Coordination approved Guidelines for Eldercaring Coordination in 2015, Florida [...]

“Who is the Client?” is Too Simplistic for Contemporary Forensic Mental Health Work

2017-08-09T11:44:05+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Your Client Challenges|

Private practice, Executive Director Florida Psychological Association For those of us working in the borderlands of mental health practice and the legal system, we are well aware that the old question of “Who is the client?” is too simplistic for our complicated times. And yet, we must deal with the issues raised by it all [...]

TOP TEN Tips for Relating to Elders and Families in Conflict during Their “Gray” Years

2017-07-21T12:54:13+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Elders|

The rate of late-in-life divorces has doubled in the past decade.  The golden years are now viewed as the “last opportunity” to find happiness.  The dramatic growing number of “grey-haired” divorces impacts how families look at their elders.  It affects family members at all levels, financially and emotionally.  The combination of limited income, financial needs, [...]