Applications of Research-Based Apologies with High Conflict Families
Presented by Dr. Robin Deutsch
Workshop Description: Sincere and timely apologies can be powerful tools to resolve conflict and pave the way for positive communication. Empirical evidence for effective apologies and their impact is reviewed, followed by strategies and practice noting when/how to facilitate and integrate apologies into mediation, collaborative divorce or therapeutic interactions.
Dr. Deutsch is a leader in the field of Divorcing Families. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have her offer her expertise for our benefit, at no cost. Please take the time to review her remarkable bio:
Dr. Robin Deutsch is a Board Certified psychologist (Couples & Family) who provides consultation, mediation, parenting coordination and expert witness services.
- She developed and was director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the William James College where she is currently a Professor of Clinical Psychology.
- Previously she was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Training and Forensic Services in the Children and the Law Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- She has published extensively on issues related to attachment, alienation, co-parenting after divorce, high conflict divorce, parenting plans, and parenting coordination, and is the co-editor with Abigail Judge of the book Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, Alienation (Oxford, 2016).
- She is a cofounder of Overcoming Barriers and she currently serves as Chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) working group to Review Scientific Literature Regarding High Conflict Family Relationships with Child Involvement.
- She is a former President of AFCC (2008-2009) and Chair of the APA Ethics Committee. (2007), and current President-elect of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology (ABPP CF).
- Dr. Deutsch is a fellow of APA, 2006 recipient of the American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy, the 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychological Association Kenneth D. Herman, Ph.D. J.D. Career Contribution Award, and the 2018 recipient of the AFCC John E. Van Duzer Distinguished Service Award.