A couple of weeks ago, dozens of AFCC members attended Divorce Camp sponsored by the AAML up at Breezy Point. The topic this year focused on how our own and our clients’/patients’ financial values and biases can impact how some of the financial aspects of divorce are approached. And yes, that is Mindy Mitnick wearing the red AFCC hat in the middle of this picture!
Divorce Camp and the AFCC have a rich history together. Some people may not know that it was at Divorce Camp in 2007 that some AAML members sitting around dinner table got the idea of creating a Minnesota Chapter of the AFCC. Everyone involved with the idea had attended AFCC conferences and had read the journal which were their introduction to the AFCC.
Gary Debele began the process of forming the chapter, with he and Beth Harrington, Ph.D leading the organizing committee. The Minnesota chapter was formed the same year as the Ontario chapter. Gary Debele was the first president followed by Beth Harrington. As of last month, we have 223 members strong of mental health professionals, lawyers, ADR providers, academics and judicial officers and the numbers are increasing.
We value our close relationship with the AAML and the foresightedness of those who had the vision to create this organization back in 2007.