Training & Workshops for Professionals

Family Solutions members have experience providing professional training in Canada and the United States. Members offer training and consultation to social service agencies on a wide variety of topics related to separation and divorce including: s.30 parenting plan assessments, the impact of separation/divorce on children and adolescents, domestic violence, high conflict dynamics and personalities, the differentiation of parent-child contact problems, including alienation and justified rejection, and effective clinical interventions. Trainings are offered in Toronto and can be provided in the location of sponsoring agencies.


Upcoming Trainings:

OPA and CPD accredited


Parenting Coordination: Foundations

Barbara Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM

3-Day Small Workshop - Toronto, Ontario

September 22, 23 & 24, 2016

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Children Resisting Post-Separation Contact:

Concepts, Controversies, Assessment & Intervention

Barbara Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM

2-Day Small Group Workshop - Toronto, Ontario

October 7 - 8, 2016

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Parenting Coordination: Advanced Applications

Linda Chodos, MSW, RSW, Acc.FM

Douglas Millstone, BA, LLB

2-Day Small Group Workshop - Toronto, Ontario

December 2 - 3, 2016

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Family Solutions offers training, internships and mentoring to individuals and groups in those services which we, as specialists and experts in the field, provide for high conflict separating and divorcing families. Training opportunities include the following services:

  • Mediation (parenting plans, child protection)
  • Parenting plan (custody/access) assessment
  • Mediation/arbitration
  • Parenting coordination
  • Counselling (family, couple, reintegration, individual, child)
  • Coaching

Our internships are highly individualized and flexible in order to meet the learning needs and experience level of the trainee. Some options are:

  • Observing in the room or from behind the one-way mirror from start to finish, augmented by a debriefing and training with the team member before and after each interview.
  • Participating in a rotation between 2 or more team members, where the trainee attends each week for a half or full day, shadowing the team member.
  • Attending a monthly group consultation meeting with a team member and other interns.
  • Receiving individual peer consultation on an as-needed basis or scheduled regularly.

Supplementing the above, trainees will have an opportunity to attend our regular team meetings and:

  • Participate in case presentations, learning how to present cases effectively.
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas and complex clinical issues.
  • Obtain education about relevant social science literature and pertinent legislation and case law.

For further information, please contact us at Family Solutions . 416 250-8398