A Professional Panel Presentation and Discussion
Are you finding yourself becoming anxious around your work with clients who are party to separation, divorce, or other family disputes? Does your countertransference appear more powerfully when observing a client suffering from the multitude of thoughts, feelings, emotions that cause anxiety and fear as a result of these challenges? From blended families and divorce, to family law and the complexities of the legal system, this kind of work can negatively impact and distract us from what we as therapists do best.
You Asked, We Listened!
We are proud to announce that we have assembled a team of outstanding experts in this field who will be participating in a panel to address such issues, and who will be able to answer many of your questions and concerns about this very important demographic.
Topics to be covered
- Differences between Mediation and Litigation when working with Divorce and Separation
- Managing relationships between Attorneys, Mediators, and Therapists
- Privilege do's and don'ts
- Handling different types of Subpoenas
- Custody and High Conflict Issues
- Record Keeping and Confidentiality
Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the panel by asking questions about related issues
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday September 16, 2016
We're meeting at the Monrovian Restaurant banquet room. There will be a luncheon buffet served as well as some chapter business conducted. Registration will open on the SGV-CAMFT Website on Wednesday, July 25.
About the Panelists
John Morrison, MA, CDFA
Rande S. Sotomayor, Esq.
Steven D. Unruh, MDIV, MFT
Johnna K. Boylan, Esq.
Rande S. Sotomayor, Esq. is a mediator, conflict resolution consultant, attorney, and arbitrator with over 30 years of civil litigation, business, and dispute resolution experience. She takes a down-to-earth, common-sense approach to helping people solve problems and conflicts. Tenacious, intuitive, and with exceptional ability to perceive and manage the emotional component of any conflict, Rande's approach delivers consistently excellent results and early dispute resolution. With significant trial, arbitration, and appellate experience, Rande has resolved hundreds of disputes, either as neutral or advocate.
Steven D. Unruh, MDIV, MFT. When facing a crisis you need an expert. Steven is one such expert. Along with continually educating himself in Family Law, he has two graduate degrees - in Psychology and Theology. Besides specific training in Mediation through the City Attorney's office of Los Angeles, he holds three decades of experience in resolving family conflict, divorce mediation, custody, and parent /teen relationships.
His blend of 'ASSERTION and EMPATHY' creates an environment of 'progress and stability'. He is unwavering in his desire to resolve conflict effectively and efficiently, while retaining each person's dignity.
John Morrison, MA, CDFA is a divorce and family mediator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, with a Masters' Degree in Conflict Resolution. He specializes in divorce mediation. With offices in Glendora and Santa Ana, John resolves all types of divorces from simple to complex. As an added benefit to his services, he specializes in those requiring financial expertise and consultation.
Johnna K. Boylan, Esq. is an experienced family law attorney and a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. She is also a Certified Public Accountant which gives her unique insight when dealing with complex financial issues and forensic experts. Ms. Boylan is well versed in all aspects of family law from complex litigation to amicable settlements. Her family law practice focuses on all aspects of mediation in order to resolve matters without the cost of litigation when possible.