A Peaceful Divorce? Bringing Mindfulness to
Conflict, Custody, & Co-Parenting - Social Workers / Counselors
Mental health professionals frequently become
involved with clients that are contemplating divorce, actively going through a
divorce, or dealing with its aftermath. Divorce presents complex clinical
factors to consider and address (e.g., helping a client to co-parent with an
angry ex-spouse), as well as practical considerations (e.g., how to respond to
questions about what timesharing arrangement might be best for a client's
children without becoming vulnerable to licensure complaints). This course
offers a new paradigm, utilizing mindfulness to help families through the
divorce process with the least amount of pain and damage possible. Expand your
practice to include divorce management cases, navigate the challenges of working
with divorce-related issues, and protect yourself from the related legal,
professional, and emotional risks. Obtain tools to teach parents how to work
together as a co-parenting team for the benefit of their children. Discover how
to offer critical services to these families that focus on a peaceful
orientation, and include this powerful and fulfilling new way of working with
families in conflict in your practice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Articulate why mindfulness is the key to
• Distinguish when a trial separation is the right step – and when it is the
• Explain four approaches that can save a family from a "divorce war"
• Apply the six critical keys to effective co-parenting
• Determine what the research tells us, and what it fails to tell us, about
families who experience a divorce
• Summarize the dangers and pitfalls of working with clients going through a
litigated divorce, and ways to protect yourself when you do
JEREMY S. GAIES, PsyD, is a clinical
psychologist and family mediator who works in private practice in Tampa,
Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his
graduate degree from Rutgers University. Dr. Gaies specializes in helping
parents navigate a peaceful path through and beyond divorce. His primary areas
of practice are parenting coordination and collaborative divorce.
"As a clinician with expertise in the area of
pre- and post-divorce, this is a workshop you do not want to miss! The
presentation is factual and enlightening. Your skills will surely be enhanced
after attending this workshop."
Peggy Gummoe, LCSW
"Jeremy Gaies and Jim Morris have an impressive ability to engage and educate
groups of all sizes and backgrounds. Further, their friendship and comradery
with one another shines through to put any audience at ease on even the most
difficult of topics."
Adam Cordover, Esq.
"Jeremy and Jim are powerhouses when it comes to workshops and presentations
regarding best practice in mindful co-parenting children of divorce. Their
presentations are brilliant and informative and together they are funny and
engaging. It is unusual to attend a presentation that is both chock-full of
pertinent, relevant information and simultaneously enjoyable!"
Bhakti Cohen, LMFT
"Jeremy and Jim, combined, have years of experience and expertise. The
PowerPoint was fantastic—loved the graphics, super organized! Their presentation
is filled with useful, well-researched, and practical information. I highly
Linda Solomon, LMFT
"The Collaborative Family Law Institute was so pleased with the workshop! Our
members spoke about how useful the training was and how they will apply what
they learned to their practice. We highly recommend Dr. Jeremy Gaies and Dr. Jim
Morris's workshop and their fabulous book."
Lisette Beraja, LMFT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Pastoral Counselors
• Divorce and Life Coaches
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Parent Educators
• Family Mediators
• Case Managers
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American Psychological Association - Cross
Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-18). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours
for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Application
currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the Louisiana Association For
Marriage and Family Therapy.
NASW-LA - This program has been submitted to the NASW-Louisiana Chapter for
approval of 6 continuing education credits.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family
Therapist - This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Board of
Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists for approval of
6 contact hours.
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Program (Provider #77600). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education has
been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.
5904. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cross
Country Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Six (6)
contact hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and
Family Therapists - Cross Country Education is an approved sponsor of
continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists through the
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider
number 195). This course is offered for 6 clock hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -