JANUARY 23, 2014 LUNCH & LEARN
PARENTING CONSULTING: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
JANUARY 23, 2014
HENNEPIN COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
Michael Boulette, J.D., and Nancy Darcy, M.A., L.P., moderated a panel consisting of Nancy Zalusky-Berg, J.D., Beth Harrington, Ph.D., L.P., Judy Sherwood, LMFT, and Richard Stebbins, J.D. on the topic of Parent Consulting, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Topics covered Included:
Differentiating between Parent Consultants (PC’s), Guardian ad Litems and Parenting Time Expeditors.
How have PC’s changed over time and what does the future look like?
What factors determine good fit vs bad fit between a PC and a family?
How do appeals courts consider PC decisions after the fact?
What are the key features of the “Model” PC order?
How does defining the scope of authority in a PC order work? Not work?
What are some PC horror stories and what was learned about avoiding them in the future?
What are the best interventions used by PC’s working with high conflict clients?
Is it time to enact a PC statute? Why? Why not?