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Working with Parents as they Divorce

  • 29 Mar 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego CA 92110

SD-CAMFT 3 hour CEU Workshop

“Working with Parents as they Divorce”

Presented by Debra Dupree, M.A., LMFT

Saturday, March 29th, 2014, 8:30 Registration, 9am-12:00pm Presentation (Please arrive before 9:00AM)



Health Service Complex (Rosecrans)

SAN DIEGO Conference Room

3851 Rosecrans St.

San Diego, CA. 92110


Summary of Presentation: 

Working with Parents as They Divorce

Three things every Psychotherapist needs to know

This program is designed for professionals working with adults going through divorce. Divorce is a close second to dealing with the death of a loved one, and in some ways even more traumatic. Here are some ways that professionals can help their clients transition through this tough process while making important decisions that affect their well-being and the lives of those around them.

1)      How to get divorced…alternatives available

  1. Mediation vs. Litigation – what are the pros and cons
  2. The Current Family Court System
  3. Narrowing the Issues

2)      Parenting Plans…setting boundaries and expectations early

  1. Transitional vs. long-term strategies
  2. Age appropriate parenting time and the importance of neutral transitions
  3. What are they really fighting about? Their needs or the children’s needs? Developing new rules of engagement

3)      Taking care of Self

  1. Gender differences in how divorce is handled
  2. The financial turmoil of divorce
  3. Getting back into the game



Debra Dupree Debra Dupree is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than 25 years of experience. She is a credentialed mediator and conflict coach, certified in Bill Eddy’s New Ways for Families court-approved program, and an authorized trainer in Brook Olsen’s High Conflict Diversion Program. She served as an interim Family Court Services Mediator for Imperial County mediating parenting plans for over 300 families. Today, Debra is in private practice and teaches frequently on the subject of parenting in divorce.


This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT, PCE #58. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.


Policy on payment: Payment in the EXACT amount can be taken in CASH or CHECK at the door OR through Eventbrite. Please note that the San Diego Chapter Membership is an ADDITIONAL membership to your CAMFT membership, if you are unsure of your membership with SD-CAMFT, email our membership chair at camftsd.membership@gmail.com. A refund will NOT be given if an attendee pays via Eventbrite and is unable to attend the event. A refund WILL be given if an attendee pays an erroneous amount for the event.

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