We regularly offer training and development programs for the various professionals who are part of our member network, helping them expand their breadth of knowledge and understanding of the divorce professional community. We conduct these meetings in informal settings to provide opportunities for the professionals attending to meet, network, share thoughts and ideas, and discover how to help one another on cases as well as receive education related to divorce and the needs of divorcing clients.
Our professional development programs are designed to cross- educate on the various disciplines that support the divorcing community. We offer programs on divorce law for psychologists and other non-lawyers, educate lawyers and other non-therapists about the potential psychological issues/special needs of divorcing people and provide all professionals with the wide spectrum of information related to financial issues and divorce. The goal of our professional development offerings is to help professionals expand their perspective of divorce, gaining a more holistic viewpoint.
Referrals Through Our “Guide to Professionals.”
Your membership in The Divorce Center entitles you to a listing in our Guide, which is also distributed at all our public education and “Parents Apart” seminars and made available to anyone requesting information.
We are in need of qualified teachers for our Parents Apart classes. Currently, we have an immediate need of a male teacher able to teach Wednesdays, twice a month at our Waltham Chamber of Commerce location between the hours of 11:30 AM and 2 PM. Qualifications for teaching court-mandated classes are set by the Probate Court and are as follows:
Qualifications for Facilitators
- All facilitators must have a graduate degree in a mental health discipline or related graduate degree with appropriate clinical training and have previous experience in leading groups and conducting educational programs.
- New or substitute facilitators must be approved by the Probate and Family Court at least 60 days prior to the proposed start date of the facilitator. Training information may be obtained by emailing: David Seaquist
Upcoming Events for Professionals
- Spring MAGAL Conference- “Parenting Assessment for Custody Litigation” on May 29, 2015 from 8:30 to 1:00 at Waltham Woods
- Annual Meeting/Networking Event – “The Top Ten Things Alimony Reform Act Can and Cannot Do” on Jun 17, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 at Wellesley College Club
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