December 2017

Training Day, 26th January 2018 at Double Tree Hilton, Aberdeen

The theme for this year’s training day is Parenting Apart: Skills and Strategies and will be held at Double Tree Hilton, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5EF on Friday 26th January 2018 (09:30 - 16:30).

We are excited to announce that Christina McGhee from Houston, Texas will be providing training on the topic of Parenting Apart: Skills and Strategies. Christina McGhee is an internationally recognised divorce coach, speaker, author and parent educator with a wealth of knowledge on the topic of divorce and separation and the impact that this may have on children.

This training will focus on the tools for identifying, engaging and redirecting parents towards child-focused solutions and promises to be an informative, educational and entertaining day. The training will provide the opportunity to acquire new skills whilst also developing existing skills in order to enhance engagement with clients/parents effectively whether in the collaborative process or otherwise.


1. Opening (09:30 AM - 09:45 AM):


2. Long-Term Implications of Divorce for Children (09:45 AM - 10:45 AM)

How Divorce Really Feels for Kids: Screening of SPLIT (30 mins)

Small Group Discussion and Case Study

Break (10:45 AM - 11:00 AM)

3. Challenges & Strategies for Engaging Separated and Divorced Parents (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Surprising Factors About Change

Pitfalls to Help Clients Avoid

Strategies for Effectively Engaging Parents

4. Case Studies: Small Groups (12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

Creating & Implementing a Framework Using the 4 S’s Situation, Strategy, Skills and Script

Lunch (12:45 PM – 1:45 PM)

Screening of SPLIT Teen followed by open discussion

5. Dynamics of High-Conflict Parents (1:45 PM – 3:00 PM)

Characteristics of High-Conflict Parents (HCP) and How They Are Different From the 90%

Other High-Conflict Dynamics

- Child Rejection/Alienation

- Hostile Aggressive Parenting

- Personality Disorders

Practical Strategies for Working with HCPs

- If Your Client’s Co-Parent is an HCP

- If Your Client is an HCP

- Considerations When Designing Parenting Agreements for High-Conflict Situations

Break (3:00 PM – 3:15 PM)

6. Case Studies: Small Groups (3:15 PM – 4:15PM)

Creating & Implementing a Framework Using the 4 S’s Situation, Strategy, Skills and Script

7. Wrap-up/Q&A (4:15 PM – 4:30 PM)

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