Conflict escalation is the most destructive force on the planet because it tends to increase the intensity of conflict, turning it into a storm that will wipe away anything in it’s path (Burgess, 2003). Coparenting Interventions that stop the predictable path of family conflict escalation before it becomes intractable is critical to effectively addressing Parent-Child Contact problems. Two internationally known presenters and former AFCC presidents¬† will use a combination of powerpoint slides, case examples, video demonstrations and discussion to structure the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the 3 stages of conflict escalation that results in intractable conflict
  • Participants will understand the concept of “hurting stalemate” and why that phase of intractable conflict is an opportunity to intervene for family law professionals.
  • Participants will understand how a three-tiered model of mediation services works in addressing parenting plan disputes.
  • Participants will be able to identify the four factors in Johnston and Sullivan’s (2020) intervention model for Parent-Child contact problems.