Dr. Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM.
Registered Psychologist


Tel: 416.481.2046

Fax: 416.481.5957

1709 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5P 3K2



Dr. Fidler has been a registered clinical developmental psychologist since 1987. She is an accredited mediator practicing in Ontario, Canada. She maintains a private practice and is a founding member of Family Solutions, a team devoted to working with separated and divorced families. Dr. Fidler provides mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, case consultation to child protection agencies and other professionals, and expert court testimony. Her practice also includes child, individual, marital and family therapy and both reunification interventions with families experiencing parental alienation and other parent-child contact problems, including participation as a staff psychologist at the Overcoming Barriers High Conflict Divorce Camp. Dr. Fidler provides training workshops in various topics related to child custody disputes. She has been actively involved in the development and training of parenting coordination services and was appointed to the AFCC Task Force charged with developing guidelines. Dr. Fidler is the past president of AFCC Ontario (2011-2012), and currently a member of the High Conflict Forum in Toronto and the Board of Directors of Overcoming Barriers.

Dr. Fidler is on the editorial board of the Family Court Review and guest co-editor of the January 2010 special issue: Alienated Children in Divorce and Separation: Emerging Approaches for Families and Courts. She is a frequent presenter to the judiciary, family bar, court workers and mental health professionals on dispute resolution processes and interventions with high conflict families. Dr. Fidler has published numerous articles and chapters about separation/divorce, parenting plans and residential schedules, alienation and parenting coordination. She is co-author of four books: Child Custody Assessments (2008), Challenging Issues in Child Custody Disputes (2008), Best Practice Guide: Responding to Emotional Harm & Parent-Child Contact Problems in High Conflict Separation (2013), and Children Who Resist Post-Separation Parental Contact: A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals (2013).

Dr. Fidler and her colleagues, Linda Popielarcyzk, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM and Shely Polak, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM. and other associates at Families Moving Forward provide a multi-day family intensive intervention for separated families when children resist contact with a parent. For more information visit www.familiesmovingforward.ca.