The book delves into the fine art of negotiation when families are separating temporarily as well as permanently. In the book you will find effective strategies to help separating partners relate in less acrimonious ways, make child-centered decisions, and reach mutually acceptable compromises without squandering their mutual good will and their kids’ college funds.
About the Authors:
Kate Scharff, LCSW-C, LICSW from Washington, DC is an area psychotherapist with 25 years of experience helping children, adults, couples and families to successfully navigate a wide range of issues, including those related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, infidelity, communication, intimacy, parenting and life transitions. She is a seasoned divorce consultant, mediator, parenting coordinator, and Collaborative Divorce Coach and Child Specialist. Kate is co-founder of the Collaborative Practice Center of Greater Washington but has offices in Bethesda and Rockville, MD. She manages a blog and is a regularly featured writer in the Divorce section of The Huffington Post.
Lisa Herrick, Ph.D. of Washington, DC is a licensed clinical psychologist and a founding member of the West Falls Psychotherapy Group. She has worked with couples, families, and children for over 20 years in her clinical practice. She is a former President of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and currently serves on their board. She is also a member of Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV). Dr. Herrick has completed over 65 Collaborative cases on multidisciplinary teams and has worked as a Collaborative Coach and as a Child Specialist.