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Parenting Consultant (PC) Training
Parenting Consultant (PC) Training

Mon, Oct 30



Parenting Consultant (PC) Training

AFCC-MN will provide LIVE and virtual Parenting Consultant (PC)

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Time & Location

Oct 30, 2023, 8:00 AM – Nov 02, 2023, 5:00 PM

Minneapolis, 729 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

About the event

MN Board of CLE - approved (21.25)

MN Board of Psychology - approved (21.5)

MN Board of MFT - approved (21.25)

MN Board of Social Work - approved

ADR - approved

What? Parenting Consulting is an ADR process defined by agreement of the parties in which a qualified Family Facilitative Hybrid Neutral incorporates facilitation, coaching, and decision making to help parents resolve parenting disputes. This 20+ hour program covers course requirements for future application to the MN Supreme Court ADR Family Law Hybrid Roster by offering a comprehensive overview of the PC process with special emphasis on:

  • Understanding the emotional and psychological dynamics of separation and divorce
  • Understanding the developmental needs of children
  • Managing the PC process (standards and best practices, reviewing appointment orders, billing and fees, statues, rules, and ADR ethics)
  • Advanced PC issues and techniques (assessing/addressing domestic violence, drafting of summaries and decisions, and strategies for avoiding and handling complaints)

Who?  If you are considering serving as a Parenting Consultant and you have completed the prerequisite 40-hour ADR Family Law Facilitative/Hybrid neutral training under Rule 114, THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU!

When? Training takes place over 4 days: October 30, 31, and November 1, 2

Where? Registrants may participate online from the comfort of their homes and offices OR they can join us in-person at the Minneapolis offices of Our Family Wizard (OFW). Details to follow regarding parking/lunch options.

Cost? $1200 per registrant

Trainers? Experienced parenting consultants and AFCC-MN members, Kent Kodalen, PhD, LP, Susan Rhode, Esq, and Jennifer Joseph, Esq, serve as your trainers.

**** PLEASE NOTE****

This announcement is for PC training only. Parenting Time Expediter (PTE) training will be offered at a later date. If you are interested in PTE training, please email


Jennifer E. Joseph, JD, is an attorney in private  practice; however, her practice focuses solely on providing Alternative  Dispute Resolution and other neutral services in family law matters. Ms.  Joseph specializes in helping parents resolve custody, parenting, and  co-parenting disputes through her work as a mediator, parenting  coordinator, parenting coach, custody evaluator, and SENE (social early  neutral evaluation) provider.

Ms. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  In addition to her private ADR practice, she has served as an adjunct  professor of family law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and provides  training and continuing legal education to family law professionals. Ms.  Joseph presents regularly on family law and ADR issues to professional  associations and organizations across the country. Ms. Joseph is a  long-time member of the international Association of Family and  Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She is a former President of the Minnesota  AFCC Chapter. Ms. Joseph is also the current Vice President on the Board  of Directors for Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization  dedicated to finding more systemic solutions to families experiencing  parent-child contact problems.

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