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    • 10/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., Chicago 60601

    Parenting Time Refusal: What Now?

    presented by Matthew Sullivan, PhD

    Thank you to Forensic Forum Chicago for their generous support in underwriting this program.

    Attend and learn the “why” and “what” of parenting time refusal, including parental alienation syndrome, child avoidance, and estrangement; identifying and diagnosing root pathologies in court, to mental health professionals, marriage counselors and attorneys; the components of interventions; and the roles of professionals in a parental alientation case. The program concludes with a panel discussion and question and answer session.

    About Dr. Sullivan

    Matthew Sullivan is a licensed psychologist specializing in forensic and clinical work in the family courts. His full-time private practice in Palo Alto, CA focuses almost exclusively on work with coparents. He serves in a variety of court-related roles, including mediator, coparent counselor, parenting coordinator, and consultant.


    Hon. Helaine L. Berger (Ret.) is a senior mediator and arbitrator concentrating in family law, personal injury and commercial matters. During her 16-year legal career, she was a versatile litigator who tried cases in every division of the court as well as nationally. Judge Berger served 19 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Departments.

    Stacey E. Platt, JD is a clinical professor of law and the associate director of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where her focus is the training of law students to represent children in legal proceedings.

    Continuing Education

    IL Attorneys: 7 hours general credit has been approved through the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

    IL Mental Health Professionals: 7 hours of CEUs has been approved by co-sponsor Margaret S. Powers and Associates for all licensed mental health providers.

    Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this program:

    Forensic Forum Chicago

    Show your support for AFCC Illinois and this conference by becoming a sponsorClick here for more information. 

    • 10/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., Chicago 60601

    Levels and Benefits

    Thank you for your support! Your sponsorship enables the AFCC Illinois chapter to provide programming and resources to professional dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.


    Your company name on the printed flyer and emails promoting the conference. In addition, your company can have a table at the conference with your materials on it. You can send someone to manage it, or if you send us materials we will put them on the table for you. We will also recognize your company and explain to our attendees what you do during the conference.


    Your company name on the flyer and emails promoting the conference and recognition of your sponsorship at various times during the conference.

    • 11/12/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl., Chicago 60601
    Registration is closed

    Lunch & Learn Presentation and Discussion

    November 12, 2018

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    161 N. Clark St., 12th Fl. Chicago

    Topic TBD

    Questions? Contact afccillinois@gmail.com

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