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Evaluating Interventions when Attachment Disruption is Identified - John-Paul Boyd and Alyson Jones

This workshop digs deeper into understanding the solutions to one of the most difficult issues facing professionals working with families in divorce and separation situations. It is widely recognized that parental alienation, estrangement and high conflict are some of the most difficult family law cases for Judges, lawyers and mental health professionals to deal with.This workshop will outline the various intervention options for the therapeutic treatment of attachment disruptions. An innovative tool that will assist in the critical analysis of these interventions will be introduced in a practical and informative manner to the workshop participants.

John-Paul Boyd M.A. LLB, is an arbitrator, mediator, researcher, lecturer, author and consultant. He is the executive director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family at the University of Calgary, a member of the bars of British Columbia and Alberta, and a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Before joining the Institute in 2013, John-Paul spent fourteen years in private practice in Vancouver, serving as a litigator, arbitrator, mediator, collaborative practitioner, parenting coordinator and children’s counsel in family law disputes.

Alyson Jones MA, RCC is the Clinical Director at Alyson Jones & Associates where she oversees a team specializing in divorce and separation issues. She is a Parenting Coordinator, Divorce Coach and the Director of the Family Forward Program which provides reunification therapy and containment strategies for high conflict divorces.

The 2018 International Symposium of Children Now regrouped numerous experts in family mediation through whom we had the chance to hear different conferences pertinent to how to deal with high conflict family situations.

Principles and Recommendations following the symposium are available at

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