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Annual Conference

July 25 | 8:30 AM

East Side Neighborhood Services

Unlocking your implicit biases: What are you really bringing to the table?

Conference participants can attend in person or online.


Members               $220

Non-members      $250

Conference Schedule:

8:30 a.m. -- Registration

9:00-9:30 a.m. -- Annual Meeting (Melissa Chawla - President)


Training Agenda:

9:30 a.m. -- Welcome – Kent Kodalen

Introduction of Daniel Bloom (keynote speaker)


9:35-10:00 a.m. --  Keynote – Daniel Bloom


10:00-10:15 a.m. --  Discussion - Joe Reid, LMFT, PhD (co-moderator) and Daniel Bloom


10:15-10:30 a.m. --  Break


10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. --  Panel #1 MH Perspective – Moderators - Daniel Bloom and Joseph Reid 

Panelist #1 (Erin Guyette - Family Therapist)

Panelist #2 (Carrie Crockford - IPV expert)

Panelist #3 (Zak Chesson - ADR provider)


12:00-1:00 p.m. --  Lunch


1:00-2:00 p.m. --  Panel #2 Legal Perspective– Moderators – Daniel Bloom and Joseph Reid 

Panelist #4 (Lymari Santana - Family Law Attorney)

Panelist #5 (The Honorable JaPaul Harris - Judicial Officer)

Panelist #6 (Nicholas M. Ryan - Legal Ethicist)  


2:00-2:15 p.m. --  Break


2:15-4:00 p.m. --  Larger Group Discussion: How do we put this into practice?

Audience participation - workshop strategies for generation of an inclusive parenting plan Daniel Bloom and Joe Reid


4:00-4:05 p.m. --  Closing - Kent Kodalen


4:05-5:00 p.m. --  Social Event

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this conference, attendees should be able to…

  1. Identify personal biases and critically assess how they influence our decision-making process in family law matters.

  2. Apply one’s lived experiences to better assist families while maintaining clear ethical boundaries consistent with your role (e.g., advocate, mental health professional, judicial officer, neutral, etc.).

  3. Analyze how value judgments can drive parenting disputes.

  4. Craft parenting plans that recognize and address value judgment differences between parents.

  5. Formulate a strategy to promote effective co-parenting despite differences in personal value systems.

Psych - 5.0 credits

MFT - 5.0 credits (Ethics)

Soc Work - 5.0 credits

CLE - 6.0 credits (Ethics)

ADR - Pending

Keynote Speaker:


Bloom Lines Alexander LLC

Dan is a member of the law firm Bloom Lines Alexander LLC, where he practices exclusively in the area of family law.  In addition to his litigation and collaborative practice, he is a mediator and arbitrator in family law matters, serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Superior Courts throughout the State and is frequently retained as a consultant in high conflict custody matters.  Formerly, Dan was Deputy Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation where he established their Domestic Violence project, administered the Guardian ad Litem program, and supported the Foundation’s volunteers in their pro bono efforts on behalf of low-income individuals and families.  He served for five years as a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County Superior Court, specially assigned to the Family Division.  Dan trains attorneys, Judges and advocates on issues related to intimate partner violence, and lectures frequently on parenting and custody issues unique to same-gender couples.  Dan served on the Temporary Protective Order Registry Steering Committee for the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, on the Advisory Committee for the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, on the Board of Directors for the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, is a past chair of the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and served on the Advisory Board for the Health Law Partnership at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.  Currently, Dan is on the Advisory Board for the Emory Public Interest Committee at Emory Law School, and recently completed a 3-year term as the public member on the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association.  He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. 

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Dr. Reid, is the owner of Relationships, llc, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Minnesota, and a previous adjunct faculty member at North Central University and previous faculty at Argosy University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Dr. Reid graduated from East Carolina University with his Masters, and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Reid practices from an experiential, structural and solution focused approach. Dr. Reid believes feminism and cultural responsibility are roots to change, respectful service and relationships.

Relationships,llc Organization Proclamation

Mission – To provide education, training, mental health services and validation to individuals, couples, family and community that is inclusive, respectful and relational while practicing and inspiring self-awareness.

Vision:  Creating a space where every relationship is valued

Values: Providing service with Integrity * Respect * Knowledge * Curiosity * Accountability and Inclusiveness while valuing the individual and the collective.

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