Monday, August 3, 2009

AFCC eNEWS – July 2009 / Reno Conference Brochure / Denver Call for Presenters / New Task Force Announced

VOL. 4 NO. 7
JULY 2009
AFCC Conference in Reno
Make plans now to attend AFCC’s Regional Training Conference, Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children, November 5-7, 2009. The conference will be held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada. Take advantage of the special AFCC room rate of just $99 per night for a single or double room. This three day training conference is comprised of professional tracks for judges, lawyers, mediators, parenting coordinators and custody evaluators, as well as opportunities for continuing education and ethics programs for legal and mental health professionals.
Click here for the conference brochure...

Arizona Statute Restricts Psychology Board Complaints

The Arizona legislature recently passed legislation that provides that licensing board complaints made against psychologists who are judicially appointed in forensic matters must now be reviewed by the appointing judges. A finding of substantial basis regarding allegations of misconduct must be made before such matters will be reviewed by the state licensing board. This bill was the third attempt made over the past seven years, and this version took two years to be developed and approved.
Read the statute here...

Denver Call for Presenters

AFCC’s 47th Annual Conference, Traversing the Trail of Alienation: Rocky Relationships, Mountains of Emotion, Mile High Conflict, will take place June 2-5, 2010 at the Sheraton Denver. If you have an interesting workshop idea that you would like to be considered, please submit a proposal prior to October 5, 2009.
Click here to view Call for Presenters...
Click here to submit a workshop proposal...

Advanced Parenting Coordination Training

AFCC, in collaboration with the AFCC Missouri Chapter and the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, will be offering Attachment, Alienation and Access: Advanced Interventions for Parenting Coordinators on September 30-October 1, 2009. Arnold Shienvold, Ph.D. will focus on how to work effectively with the most challenging clients and issues, including those with personality disorders and attachment problems.


UCLA Adopted by ULC

On Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at its meeting in Santa Fe, the Uniform Law Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. The Act is the first national legislation to recognize collaborative law as an alternative dispute resolution process.
Read more about the process...


Top Ten Ways to Assess "Is Collaborative Practice Right for Me?"

by Nancy Cameron, BFA, LL.B.

Nancy Cameron, AFCC Member from Vancouver, British Columbia and the President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), explains how to help your clients assess if collaborative practice is the best fit for them.



Childhood Maltreatment Predicts Abuse Perpetration

Courtesy of J.M. Craig Press, Inc.

Many efforts have been made to categorize abusive men based on their behavior in order to develop appropriate treatment strategies for them. More recent work has focused on the backgrounds of these men and how their childhood experiences of mistreatment may foster their own abusive behavior. This study falls within this emerging line of work and provides us with additional and useful information.




An innovative, free interactive Web site for children ages 6 to 11 whose parents are separating or divorcing has been launched by the British Columbia’s Justice Education Society. It is called Changeville and provides a virtual world full of the kind of confidential support, advice and comfort needed by a child experiencing a family breakup.


Online Parenting Education Program is a personalized and interactive opportunity for separated and divorced parents to learn more about their children’s needs and to unite around meeting those needs. The Web site, created by AFCC members Charlie and Barb Asher, is free and confidential and has won several prestigious awards, including the 2009 AFCC Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award.
For more information, click here...


The Mediation Industry, Qualifications & the Certification Program

by James Melamed, courtesy of

“It is challenging to have any short discussion on mediation qualifications, the mediation industry and new Certification Program, but I will try,” says Jim.


Georgia Family Law Blog

Divorce Attorneys Using Social Media to Find Evidence

Social networking sites “can be evidentiary gold mines” said a recent article in Time magazine. Read more about this phenomenon in The Georgia Family Law blog by clicking below

Explore this topic further with Annette Burns and Edith Croxen, who are presenting Family Law on Facebook: Ethics, Discovery and the Challenges of Practicing in an Electronic Ageat the AFCC Regional Training Conference in Reno.
Click here for the conference brochure...


Divorcing Couples Face Compulsory "Cooling Off" Period under Tory Government

Courtesy of

Couples would be forced to undergo a compulsory three month "cooling off" period before being allowed to divorce, under a radical overhaul of family law proposed by an influential Conservative think tank.
AFCC Regional Training Conference
AFCC Regional Training Conference

Interventions for Family Conflict: Stacking the Odds in Favor of Children
November 5-7, 2009
Peppermill Resort
Reno, Nevada

AFCC 47th Annual Conference Call for Presenters
AFCC 47th Annual Conference

Traversing the Trail of Alienation: Rocky Relationships, Mountains of Emotion, Mile High Conflict
June 2-5, 2010
Sheraton Denver
Denver, Colorado

AFCC Ninth Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations

October 28-30, 2010
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Cambridge/Boston Massachusetts

AFCC 48th Annual Conference

June 1-4, 2011
Hilton Orlando Bonnet
Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida


Do you have a question that you would like answered by an AFCC expert? Let us know and your question could be answered in the next AFCC eNEWS.

Email your question...
Are you a member?
Join or Renew...
AFCC offers member benefits that promote excellence in practice.
View member benefits...
Subscribe, Unsubscribe or Update Your Email Address
AFCC will never share, distribute or publicize your email address.
AFCC eNEWS is a monthly
e-newsletter published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).AFCC eNEWS provides professionals with time sensitive and up-to-date topics including practice tips, research innovations and international news.
AFCC eNEWS archive...
Web Site Version:
If you are having trouble viewing this email correctly, please view the Web site version by clicking here.
Leslye Hunter
AFCC welcomes your comments, questions or feedback. Please email the editor by clicking here.

6525 Grand Teton Plaza
Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 608.664.3750
Fax: 608.664.3751

Professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict

No comments: