Presented by

Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., L.M.F.T.


Date & Location

Friday March 27, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1V 6N1

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Early Bird Rate:

$175 + $22.75 (HST) = $197.75 extended until Friday February 6th, 2015

Regular Rate:

$195 + 25.35 (HST) = $220.35

Group Rate (3 or more):

$150+ $19.50 (HST) = $169.50

Student Rate:

$75 + $9.75 (HST) = 84.75 with presentation of valid student ID

* To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be mailed/faxed together, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. We cannot issue individual receipts for group payments.

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There are 5 ways to register :

  1. Online: Click on the “Register” tab to the left (Please note that we accept VISA and MASTER CARD)
  2. Phone: Call us at 1-613-702-0339 or 1-877-895-2867
  3. Fax completed registration form to 1-613-702-0339
  4. Email completed registration form to
  5. Mail this printed registration form and send it with your cheque or money order payable to MAGentix Communications Inc. to the following address:
438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.

Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

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Sponsored by

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Service Providers and Family Court are challenged by increased reports of intimate partner violence (IPV). In this workshop we will review the effects of IPV on children, parents, and parenting. The workshop will provide an overview of a process for screening, evaluation, and decision-making around parenting plans, with considerations of treatment and other interventions when working with IPV and high conflict families.

Intimate Partner Violence is a challenging aspect of many high conflict family cases. A strong and dynamic relationship between the family court system and clinical services is essential to effectively servicing these families.

This relationship will be explored in the context of a case study and panel discussion.


Objectives for Professionals

  • Understand the effects of intimate partner violence on children, parents and parenting
  • Learn about the process for screening and risk assessment
  • Discuss considerations for making decisions about parenting plans
  • Create awareness of the complex issues in providing legal and clinical services to families experiencing violence
  • Raise community awareness and cooperation for meeting the needs of parents and children affected by family violence
  • Open discussion among different professionals in the community about family violence


Who should attend:

This conference is for

  • Lawyers & Judges
  • Mediators
  • Family Consultants
  • Custody Evaluators
  • Counselors and therapists
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Youth workers
  • Police
  • Case Managers
  • Others who work with high conflict families


Certificate of Participation is given at the end of the workshop.

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In collaboration with



Sponsored by

CAS Ottawa








About Dr. Robin M. Deutsch

Dr. Robin M. Deutsch Dr. Robin Deutsch is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Since 1990, she has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology. Dr. Deutsch is also works at Comprehensive Forensic Associates .

Dr. Deutsch has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations and testified in juvenile, family, district and federal courts involving divorce and visitation disputes, relocation, domestic violence, adoption, alienation, abuse and neglect. She provides consultation and expert witness services on boundary violations, ethical issues, child and adolescent development, complex custody issues, and custody and parenting evaluations.

Dr. Deutsch has been involved in leadership roles in multiple organizations and task forces. She was the former President of the AFCC (2008-2009), and the former Chair of the APA Ethics Committee (2007). She was on the American Psychological Association (APA) task force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2011), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Task Force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2006), and the AFCC Task force that developed Guidelines for Court Involved Therapists (2010). She served as co-chair of the APA-ABA Working Group on Issues of Alleged Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment, co-chair of the APA-ABA Working group on Psychological and Legal Interventions with Parents, Children, and Families, and co-chair of the AFCC Task Force for Child Custody Consultants (2011). She is a 2006 recipient of the American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy.

Dr. Deutsch teaches extensively to judges, lawyers, mediators, and mental health groups in the US, Canada, and Sweden. She continues to pursue her interest in interdisciplinary approaches to difficult family situations and has consulted to the Family courts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Indiana.

Dr. Deutsch has published extensively on issues related to attachment, alienation, co-parenting after divorce, high conflict divorce, parenting plans, and parenting coordination. She is the co-author of 7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You: and How to Talk about Them Anyway (Ballantine, 2005, 2011).


Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.



LSUC has approved this workshop for  6 hours substantive credits plus 1 hour of professionalism credit.



6.5 hours were given for this event.




It is now possible to get credited for hours of continuing education in psychotherapy for activities that are not previously recognized by the Ordre. Psychologists and psychotherapist’s permit holders must retain supporting documentation for these activities 3 years after the reference period. Just insert this workshop in your Continuing Education Activity Attended Outside of Quebec files.

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