FEBRUARY 2013: HEARING THE CHILD:FORENSIC INTERVIEWING OF CHILDREN AND CHILD INCLUSIVE MEDIATION

Child Inclusive Mediation

February 8, 2013
8:30 a.m. to Noon
University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Join us for a half-day conference presentation and discussion about these emerging topics in family law. We will discuss how children can appropriately be included in the court process and the difference between forensic interviewing and mediation. Speakers will discuss the tips for recognizing reliable forensic interviews, tips for conducting child-inclusive mediation and the traps to avoid.
Mental health professionals, attorneys, judicial officers and court staff can all benefit from learning more about how to hear the child in the manner that promotes the child’s best interests.

Speakers include: Mindy Mitnick, LP (forensic interviewing), Kirsten Lysne, PhD, LP and Peggy Cottrell, MA, LMFT (child inclusive mediation), plus a special video demonstration from Karen Irvin, PhD on what it looks like to interview the child in mediation and then present the information to the parents and the mediator in the Jen McIntosh model.

Registration Fees
$120 AFCC Members/Guardian ad Litem/Public Employees/Students
$140 All other Professions and Non-Members
Note: Registration Fees will increase after February 1st

Networking/Discussion
We are working to provide a networking/discussion opportunity after the conference concludes. If you are interested in joining other attendees for lunch at a local restaurant after the conference, please indicate so on your registration. Space is limited. Additional details will follow once your registration is received.

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