This course will help clinicians to work with clients to help them better communicate with each other, learn how to put their children first, manage their stress, reduce conflict, develop effective de-escalation strategies and more. With approximately 50% of the population in the US experiencing divorce, many clinicians find that they do not have the skills or the training to help their clients with co-parenting issues. This course will provide practical knowledge and hands-on skills to support clients struggling with the co-parenting process.

Course Access

60 Days






Short Course Description

Delivery Format: Live Webinar (Lunch and Learn via Zoom)

Time: March 27 at 12:30 - 1:30pm, EST.


Dr. Alyse November, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW; Different Like Me, Inc., Founder/Director, Licensed Clinical Social Worker F

Stephanie Newberg, M.Ed., M.S.W, LCSW; Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families, Co-parenting Counseling/Custody Evaluations Consulting.

Course Description:

Join us for our "Lunch and Learn" webinar, specially tailored for service professionals seeking a deeper understanding of co-parenting dynamics in the context of divorce or separation. This session is designed to empower professionals with additional perspectives and strategies to assist their clients in navigating the complexities of moving forward while prioritizing the best interests of the children involved.

Our expert presenters, experienced and licensed counselors, will offer valuable insights into the clinical impact of divorce or separation on the entire family unit, including the divorcing couples and their children. Attendees will gain a nuanced understanding of the emotional and psychological challenges faced during this transitional period and learn effective approaches to support families in achieving healthier co-parenting arrangements.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify all the aspects of the co-parenting process.
  • Identify & assess how the specific components of co-parenting effect whole family system
  • Learn conflict resolution, de-escalation and effective communication skills specific to the issues of co-parenting.
  • Understand and learn how to apply specific skills and techniques in co-parenting counseling.

Teaching Methods:

This course will be taught with a combination of methods including didactic lecture and interactive activities which will:

  • Offer participants the opportunity to practice the skills, techniques and strategies that prepare them for working with families who are in need of co-parenting counseling.
  • Engage participants in experiencing the client perspective through hands on experiential exercises.
  • Discussion of how to apply clinical issues of co-parenting to specific cases, as well as provide case examples throughout.

Specific new skills that will be taught include:

  • Understand the principles of effective and functional co-parenting.
  • Learn how to help clients and their families create a structure around effective communication.
  • Learn conflict resolution skills and de-escalation strategies.
  • Learn how to help parents who conflict and struggle with parental decision making.
  • Help clients learn how to set healthy boundaries with both their children and the co-parent.
  • Understanding the ethical issues involved in co-parenting counseling.
  • How to work with one parent on co-parenting when the other parent isn’t cooperative.
  • Learn how to integrate about the unique dynamics of blended families in co-parenting.
  • Understand how the co-parenting process impact children.
  • Understand the importance and implications of parenting plans for both parents and children.
  • Understand the dynamics of parental alienation, how to recognize, respond and be proactive.
  • Understand how to help clients manage their own anger and emotions during the co-parenting process.
  • Understanding the complexities of the co-parenting process and the myriad of issues that relate to it.
  • Learn how to implement techniques and interventions which address the many aspects of co-parenting counseling.

Alyse November

Alyse November, PhD, LCSW obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, N.Y., and her PhD in Clinical Sexology from IICS. She is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers.


Stephanie Newberg, LCSW, MED is a licensed psychotherapist in FL and PA, working with individuals, couples and families. She has been in practice for more than 25 years specializing in: family and couples therapy, cyberbullying, grief and loss, parenting support and the implications of divorce on children and families. In addition, Stephanie is a trained family and divorce mediator/ co-parent counselor and has received intensive training in sand tray play therapy for adolescents and children.
Stephanie is a certified counselor for first responders, trained in neuro- emotional techniques, and served as a consultant for the Council for Relationships and works at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social work as an adjunct professor, supervisor, and field work liaison for social work students.

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