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Roadblocks and Pitfalls in Treatment When a Child Refuses/Resists Contact with a Parent
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Category: Outside Group Program

The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Meeting and Seminar
Roadblocks and Pitfalls in Treatment When a Child Refuses/Resists Contact with a Parent 
2 CE Credits

April 23, 2020, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Maggiano’s Restaurant, 600 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

Registration/Networking: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner/meeting/speaker introductions: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $89 NJ-AFCC members with advance purchase | $99 non-chapter members and registrations after April 17, 2020 | $79 judges and current law clerks

Please join us for dinner, our annual elections and a workshop presentation by our distinguished panelists discussing refuse/resist dynamics, the types of treatment available, and roadblocks and pitfalls in implementing treatment and in representing clients in these cases. This intermediate level program is intended for psychologists, social workers, attorneys, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, family lawyers and judges, with some basic knowledge of refuse/resist dynamics and cases.

Hon. Michael R. Casale, JSC (ret); Holly Friedland, Esq, Eileen Kohutis, PhD, Hon. John McDonald, JSC, (ret); Sharon Ryan Montgomery, PsyD, and Marcy Pasternak, PhD
Moderator: Amy Wechsler, Esq.

Upon completion of the program, attendees will be able to:
1. List three provisions that should be included in Treatment Orders
2. Identify three factors that make implementation of intensive family treatments difficult
3. Explain the liability issues associated with intensive family treatments
4. Discuss the status of social science research regarding refuse/resist dynamics and treatments
5. Identify the importance of follow-up procedures for families attending reunification programs
6. Describe the moral and ethical dilemmas attorneys face in reunification cases
7. Identify at least two remedies available to judges when a parent defies a treatment ordered by the court

Cancellation Policy: No refunds after April 17, 2020

Please RSVP to reserve a spot to: [email protected] by no later than April 17, 2019
Please make checks payable to AFCC-NJ and send to Nancy Andreason at, 25 University Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
Please include your name and e-mail address on the check.

Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request, which must be made 14 days prior to the event.  Contact Nancy Andreasen (see above) for more details.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Inc. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

This program has been approved by NJPA for 2.0 credits, and has been submitted to the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for CLE credit approval.