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The Divorce Process: Challenges & Opportunities for Psychologists
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Presented by Jane Appell, Ph.D., Jonathan Fields, J.D., Vicki Shemin, J.D. and Dante Spetter, Ph.D. This workshop (4CE) will familiarize participants with the legal process for divorce in Massachusetts, detail specialized roles that psychologists may have in that process and present dispute resolution processes. $99 for Members, $79 for Life Members, $59 for Student Members, $129 for Non-Members and $79 for Non-Member Students. Sustaining Members always receive 50% off! Space is limited!

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When: Friday, 1/11/19
9:00am - 1:00pm
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MPA Offices
195 Worcester Street, Suite 303
Wellesley, Massachusetts  02481
United States
Presenter: Jane Appell, Ph.D., Jonathan Fields, J.D., Vicki Shemen, J.D. and Dante Spetter, Ph.D.
Contact: Lynne Casey
781-263-0080 ext 10

Online registration is available until: 1/9/2019
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Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
MPA Offices in Wellesley, MA

$99 for MPA Members - $79 for Life Members - $59 for Student Members
$129 for Non-Members - $79 for Non-Member Students*
(* Non-Member Students must register using this form to receive correct pricing)


This workshop will detail how a litigated divorce unfolds in Massachusetts and why it is important for psychologists to understand the process.  Specific roles that psychologists can have in this process, including psychotherapist, Guardian Ad Litem, parenting coordinator, specialized forensic evaluator and expert for attorneys, will be described in detail.

Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

1 - Describe the legal process of divorce in Massachusetts,

2 - Describe two alternative dispute resolution processes for divorce and name the pros and cons of each,

3 - Name three or more specialized roles that psychologists might play in relation to cases of divorce,

4 - Describe two or more ways to work as a team with other professionals to assist clients and/or their families during the divorce process.


This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note that you attend a session in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have any questions.

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