Co-Parenting Specialist Certification Training Program
Lead Trainer: Christina McGhee
Online via Zoom
March 7-8 & 14-15, 2024 (four days of training)
9:00am-1:30pm PT (with 1/2 hour break)
– Using an Innovative Child-Centered Approach in Your Work with Separating Parents.
Who Is This Training For?
Family Law Attorneys, Family Mediators, Collaborative Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Coaches, and all other Divorce Professionals working with separating parents.
As many of us know, most separating parents come to this process emotionally overwhelmed, uncertain about what to do and unprepared to deal with the complexities of parenting out of two homes. The question is, how do we as practitioners guide them towards choices that put their kids at the center and not in the middle? How can we cut through the conflict, shift their perspective and help them create a new family paradigm that stands the test of time?
We believe in order to truly help parents shift their perspective, we have to start with shifting our own.
The first of its kind, this intensive Co-parenting Training Program is designed to do exactly that. It helps practitioners move beyond focusing on how time is spent between households and center their work with co-parents on the needs of children as they navigate the realities of post-divorce parenting.
Regardless of where you are on the spectrum of experience, this innovative program will help you make the shift while gaining valuable skills and tools you can start using in your practice right away.
In this 4-day training you will walk away with:
- A greater awareness of how to help co-parents minimize the overall impact of family change for their children.
- Information about how age and stage of development affects children’s adjustment and how you can use that knowledge when developing parenting plans.
- An understanding of the core tenets of successful co-parenting.
- Knowledge about the emotional aspects of loss and grief for parents and children as well as, how it those dynamics show up in the room.
- Skills for addressing complex issues that need to be discussed openly to avoid future co-parenting conflicts.
- Tools that will help you cultivate innovative approaches to working with co-parents and crafting parenting plans that address the complexities of parenting out of two homes.
In this training, we will challenge the “what’s always been done” approach and offer you the opportunity to see divorce through the eyes of a child, giving you unique insight into how to guide parents using a child-centered approach, create a parenting plan that goes beyond custody calendars and holidays, and focuses on the real-life needs of children when parents part. You will learn how to go beyond just helping clients divorce, and instead guide them towards rebuilding their families for long-term success.
Mosten Guthrie Academy is approved by the State Bar of California to offer 16 credit hours of MCLE (for attorneys) for this training. Mosten Guthrie Academy is also approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider 75785) to sponsor Continuing Education and this training meets the qualifications for 16 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Mosten Guthrie Academy maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Professionals in other states can request credit approval from their governing organizations (credit is not guaranteed).
This is a live, participatory training delivered in a supportive, dynamic, and interactive online forum. Synchronous attendance and participation is required and recordings are not available for makeup or review; see Mosten Guthrie Academy Cancellation and Attendance Policies (linked) for more information.
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Certificates: Mosten Guthrie Academy Course Completion Certificates will be awarded to those who completed the course and distributed after the last day of training, along with MCLE certificates (for attorneys), and CE certificates of attendance. Please note that mental health professionals are required to complete and return the CAMFT course evaluation form in order to receive the CE certificate of attendance.
What Previous Participants Have to Say:
I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to help their clients approach co-parenting intentionally and with the best interest of the children in mind. The presentation and course materials were practical and gave me the tools I need to immediately apply the learning
Robin M. MermansCollaborative Attorney & Mediator
Christina McGee introduced a heart-breaking subject with love, kindness and an endless amount of wisdom and knowledge. Her materials were superbly put together, easy to digest and written with the understanding and respect children deserve. Throughout the course, it was evident how much heart and soul she puts into her work, something I will want to share after taking this class. Thank you to Christina, Susan and the the rest of the Mosten Guthrie crew: Alison and Kelly – what a superb training! Thank you!
Viviane VeraguthHigh Conflict Divorce Coach
This training was one of the best I have ever taken. It was well organized and addressed core issues in co-parenting. Course materials were fantastic. Christina is a highly skilled and knowledgeable presenter. If you work in divorce and co-parenting, this training is a must!
Lee MarchesaniM.A. and LMFT
For people wanting to help children who going through the crisis of their parents’ divorce, being able to provide this service to the divorcing couple is such a valuable thing. This training enables professionals to be able to assist them through this process. It was extremely helpful for those wishing to provide this service.
If you get a chance to take this course you will meet some really amazing people who are all passionate about being more effective for their clients. The content, the collaboration and the passion is evident after the first day. If you are looking for a tribe to join in being the best Co-Parenting advocate you can be, this is a great place to start.
Jim MyersCertified Divorce Coach & Mediator
If helping your clients to “love their children more than they dislike their exes” resonates for you, this is the training to take. Christina McGhee, supported by the first class Mosten Guthrie team, provides the latest research, cutting edge tools, paradigm shifting language and the heart needed to truly change divorce for the better.