MINNESOTA CHAPTER

Past AFCC-Minnesota Events

A summary of past events hosted by the Minnesota Chapter of AFCC.

For more information on past AFCC Conferences sponsored by the parent organization, click here.

Hearing the Child: Forensic Interviewing of Children and
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 is open!

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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.

SAVE THE DATE!
AFCC MN Annual Conference
Thursday, April 4, 2013
8:45 a.m.. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Education Conference Center, Saint Paul Campus
AUTISM…
The Coming Tsunami of Family Court; What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
    
Keynote Speaker & Facilitator - David Holmes, PhD,
Nationally Recognized Autism Expert
This program is designed for Family Law Professionals, Employment Law Professionals,
Judicial Officers, Custody Evaluators, Divorce Coaches, Mediators, Therapists,
Parenting Consultants, Parenting Time Expeditors, Reunification Therapists.
                                                                                                                                       
Learn how to best help your clients and their families deal with this multidimensional and
complex disorder as they try to successfully navigate the legal, emotional and financial process of divorce.
Learn the differences between Autism, Asperger’s Disorder &
Pervasive Developmental Disorder…often referred to as
the Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Application will be made for Elimination of Bias Credit, and
with the Boards of Psychology and Social Work.

Dr. David L. Holmes is Board Certified in Behavioral Science, Psychology,
Administrative Psychology, and Forensic Psychology. He is the longest standing Chair of the
Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. He has been a visiting lecturer or
has served on the faculties of Princeton University, Rutgers University,
California State University at Long Beach, The College of New Jersey,
Jersey City State University, Hamilton College, The University of Connecticut,
Eastern Connecticut State University, and Gulf Coast University (FL).

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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