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Course Summary 
Days 5 and 6 of the parenting coordination course focus on how to deal with high conflict parents. These two days focus on the impact of parental conflict and appropriate parenting on the child's well being. Consideration is given to various parenting arrangements and addressing the needs of the children and each parent's capacity to parent, including modifications for high conflict situations. 
This is a fascinating two day course that will be of interest to those not wishing to train to become Parenting Coordinators but who wish to be able to manage high conflict parents within the wider family law profession. 

Who is this course for / Who should attend? 

The course is suitable for all Family Law professionals who wish to learn more about Parenting Coordination. 
It is Days 5 & 6 of the 8 day Parenting Coordination training programme. 
To complete the training to become a Parenting Coordinator you will need to attend all 8 days. 
Please also note that if you wish to become a Parenting Coordinator you will ideally need to have been an accredited mediator for at least 3 years. However applications from qualified mediators with less experience may be considered by the course directors where supported by a CV and appropriate references. 

Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

Working with families in Parenting Coordination to develop co-parenting techniques, 
The impact of parental conflict and appropriate parenting on child’s well-being 
Various parenting arrangements that consider the needs of the children and each parent’s capacity to parent, including modifications for high conflict situations 
The different co-parenting relationships of cooperative, parallel and conflicted parenting, 
Building on partial agreements including when and how to switch between DR processes 
Appropriate techniques for handling difficult situations 
The characteristics that enhance or undermine the effectiveness of the Parenting Coordinator including, but not limited to: demonstrating empathy, building rapport, establishing trust, setting a co-operative tone, sympathetic listening and questioning, empowering the parties, remaining non-judgmental, language use and non-verbal communication skills 
Awareness of personal biases, prejudices and styles that are the product of one’s background and personal experiences that may affect the Parenting Coordination process 
Practicing Parenting Coordination in a diverse culture, and impact of socio-economic, cultural, racial, ethnic, language, age, gender, religious, sexual orientation and disability which may arise and/or affect the parties’ negotiation styles, ability or willingness to engage in the Parenting Coordination process 
Establishing appropriate limits for client demands 
The impact of high conflict client behaviour on the Parenting Coordination process and the Parenting Coordinator and avoiding professional burn out 



09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session 
12.45 - 13.45 
13.45 - 15.15 
Third Session 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Final Session 

Standard Delegate Rates 

If being booked as a stand alone course this 2 day event will typically have a delegate rate of £500.00 + VAT 
However if you wish to book this as part of the the full 8 day Parenting Coordination training course in one go then the complete Parenting Coordination training course is £1,800.00 + VAT 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 
In addition this course can be run as an in-house training session. Prices will depend on location and numbers of delegates attending. For a detailed proposal please contact us at 


25 Jan 2018 Dealing with high conflict parents Info
Venue: The Studio - Birmingham Info | Speaker: Christopher Mills Info
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