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Maximum participants: Twelve
WA-AFCC membership: NOT required
Time: 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Dates: (subject to change, please check back here and expect confirming emails prior to each session):
- January 12, 2016, The Art of Listening
- February 29, 2016, Working with Parenting Experts and GAL’s, Juno restaurant, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, with Stacy Heard and David Hodges
- March 29, 2016, Relocation: Litigation techniques and social science (and a little about attachment and fathers), Blue Star Cafe, 4512 Stone Way N., Seattle, , with Rhea Rolfe
- April 26, 2016, Managing High Conflict Opposing Parties, Juno restaurant, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, with Alan Funk
- May 24, 2016, Applying attachment Theory and Science in Family Law, Juno restaurant, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, with Michelle Unsworth
May 24, 2016, Applying Attachment Theory and Science in Family Law
Please join Mark Baumann J.D. and Michelle Unsworth MA to share and learn how attachment is or can be applied in family law cases. Participants will discuss attachment-related journal articles from AFCC’s journal, Family Court Review (FCR), share how Courts are utilizing attachment in parenting plans for young children and how attachment can be used in GAL and other parenting reports, and talk about the two attachment schools of thought. Time permitting, Mark will share his Conflict Model, an attachment-based (DMM school) model of personality functioning in conflict, specifically addressing patterns of information processing and self-protective strategies common in conflict situations. This is not an introduction to attachment, and while participants do not need to be attachment experts by any means, participants should have at least some level of knowledge of attachment concepts or be familiar with at least the two-part 2014 FCR article by McInstosh, Kline Pruett, and Kelly, Parental Separation and Overnight Care of Young Children. Participants will be provided copies of these articles as well as a functional worksheet based on these articles developed by Mark for assisting in parenting time decisions for young children.
Professionals from the legal, mental health, and parenting disciplines are all invited.
Date: May 24, 2016
Time: 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Location: Juno restaurant in the Arctic Club Hotel, at 700 3rd Avenue, Seattle, which is on the corner of 3rd and Cherry
Food/beverages: No host
Participant capacity: limited to 12 people
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Baumann has practiced law for 28 years, and now focuses on family law litigation and mediation. He has a Graduate Credit Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology (equivalent of an LLM in client relation science) from Portland State University. Mark has studied attachment theory extensively in the last several years, and has training from the Family Relations Institute in conducting and coding the Preschool Attachment Assessment (PAA) and the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). Mark founded the Integrative Client Counseling Institute (ICCI) to promote counseling, litigation, and negotiation skills based on disciplines including neuroscience and attachment. Mark is a member of the WA-AFCC Board of Directors.
Michele Unsworth, MA, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Idaho Supreme Court approved child custody mediator (since 1998) recently relocated to Olympia. She served the Idaho Supreme Court (December 2006-June 2015) full time as Coordinator/Manager of Family Court Services for the Idaho Third Judicial District to provide research and education to family court judges to promote least intrusive and most effective alternative methods of dispute resolution, child development and parenting apart education and to assist families and courts with developmentally sensitive parenting schedules and other resources for families. Michele currently serves as educational, Parent Coordinator, and coaching consultant at Dana Doering Associates in Seattle. Michele is a member of the WA-AFCC Board of Directors.
April 26, 2016, Managing High Conflict Opposing Parties
Family law involves conflict. Attorneys should be prepared when conflict is taken to the extreme. Learn about the science and techniques of preparing for and managing the chaos and rigidity with tools to deter, deflect, and de-escalate. We will discuss how to respond professionally to a hostile or threatening party, without compromising advocacy. The format will be Q&A, and participants will be encouraged to share questions and their problem cases. The session will be from 7:00-8:30 a.m., at the Juno restaurant, 700 3rd Avenue, Seattle. WA AFCC membership is not required. No CLE, no host. Seating is limited to 12, please RSVP to info@ICC.institute.
Alan Funk is a partner at Wechsler Becker, LLP, a firm limited to family law. Certified as a Title 26 GAL, experienced as a CASA, and on the KCBA Board of Trustees, and the Courts’ and Judiciary committee, he has experience looking at disputes from the parties’ perspective, the child’s perspective, and from the perspective of court administration. Mark Baumann was the first associate of Bill Eddy’s High Conflict Institute, is the developer of the Integrative Client Centered Model (for legal counseling and litigation), has served on the executive boards of the WSBA ADR and Low Bono sections, and is a member of WA AFCC’s Board of Directors.