April 18 Half Day Conference

Wise Counsel: Strengthening the working relationship between family law attorneys and mental health providers 



Due to requests from multiple stakeholders, this event is being postponed until a future date

  Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55108 

Room 42

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Program: 8:30 am  12:00 pm  

 $70 for AFCC-MN Members

$140 for Non-Members 


 AFCC-MN is applying for 3 hours of continuing education credit for this event.

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AFCC-MN is hosting a half-day continuing education seminar on Wise Counsel: Strengthening the working relationship between family law attorneys and mental health providers

Featuring: Dr. Kent Kodalen and a panel of experts

In this half-day workshop designed for all ADR professionals, Dr. Kodalen will explore this working relationship through a combination of didactic presentation, lively audience participation/discussion, and a Q&A session with a diverse panel of experts from the mental health field. 

Participants will learn:

1. Types of mental health providers, their training, their background, and how to determine their area(s) of expertise

2. Types of psychological interventions (i.e., evaluations/assessments/therapy), when they are appropriate, and how they are likely to help your client 

3.  Effective communication strategies to clarify roles, establish expectations, and shape the final work product

4. The impact of differences in professional standards, theoretical orientation, ethical considerations, and desired outcomes on your client, the family, and the professional working relationship

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Kent Kodalen

Dr. Kent Kodalen 

Dr. Kodalen is a doctoral level clinical psychologist with broad training in life-span development, brain-body relationships, mindfulness-based interventions, individual and family systems assessment, parenting skills, adolescent identity formation, severe emotional/behavioral regulation problems, learning difficulties, and high conflict family interventions.   Dr. Kodalen trained as a clinical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Neuropsychology) from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada​.  He is a licensed psychologist (#5742) in the State of Minnesota since 2011, a qualified neutral under rule 114 in Minnesota which allows him to provide court-related alternative dispute resolution services for children, adolescents, and families.  https://www.drkentkodalen.com/