Prof. Jennifer McIntosh: Child Inclusive FDR Webinar
Family Law Pathways Networks presents:
Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. A.M.
Child Inclusive and Developmentally Focused Dispute Resolution: Two evidence-based methods
Wednesday 2 September 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm AEST
The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by renowned clinical and developmental psychologist, Professor Jennifer McIntosh.
In this webinar, award winning researcher, Professor Jennifer McIntosh will describe the rationale for applying a developmental perspective to family law dispute resolution, and detail two evidence-based approaches to this work, covering infancy through to late adolescence. The principles of Child Inclusive Mediation and of the Young Children in Divorce and Separation program are briefly outlined, followed by a Q&A and group discussion. The online training for both programs, housed on the Children Beyond Dispute website, is discussed.
Registered participants will be emailed a link for the webinar within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, the recording will be available for 7 days following the live stream.
Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. AM is a clinical and developmental psychologist, family therapist, and researcher. In her research fields, Jennifer has specialised in the development of assessment methods and interventions for separated families in high conflict. In 2019, she received national recognition for her work, through the award of Member of the Order of Australia, for significant contributions to developmental psychology. In 2011, she was recipient of the AFCC Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award. This international award recognizes outstanding research and/or research achievements in the field of family law and divorce. She is known internationally for the development of the Child Inclusive Mediation process, supported by a four-year prospective study of outcomes, since replicated in the USA. Through this work, McIntosh has had a substantial impact on both policy and practice formation in Australian and international Family Law. Her family law work is now housed at www.childrenbeyonddispute.com Jennifer continues her family trauma research now as Professor of Research with The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University. She is also Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Deakin University, and Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Jennifer has played a leading role in national and international research and associated professional development programs. Key stakeholders include the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Family and Community Services, The Office for the Status of Women, and the Family Court of Australia, the UK Family Justice Council, AFCC (USA).