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Reunification Therapy & Family Systems Therapy
In-Home Parent Coaching & Family Therapy
Play Therapy
Individual Therapy
Co-Parent Couseling & Education
Divorce Education
Parenting Plan Coordination (Special Mastering)
Brief Focused Assessment
Custody Evaluation (730)
Collaborative Law: Child Specialist
Divorce Recovery Group
Limits of Confidentiality
255 W. Central, Suite 201, Brea, CA 92821

The Following Organizations and Books May
Provide Valuable Information


The National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233 (SAFE), (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
Provides multiple resources, hotlines, information and education on domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Treatment Provider Certification (virtual training)
Dr. Debra Wingfield, Ed.D., LPC is highly experienced, knowledgeable and personable, and she tailors her well prepared and structured outline and materials to meet the specific needs of the participant. She is an excellent resource for in-depth and on-going training, education and consultation in the area of domestic violence.

The Mosaic Threat Assessment Systems (by Gavin de Becker & Associates)
MOSAIC is a computer-assisted method for conducting comprehensive danger/threat assessments. It is free, online, and for public use.

Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Assistance
Provides free one-on-one legal assistance ($20.00 processing donation. Waiver possible) to obtain restraining orders for victims of domestic violence (in Los Angeles County).

Orange County Domestic Violence Assistance
Provides a listing of shelters, domestic violence programs, DV assistance in obtaining restraining orders, and hotlines.


Los Angeles County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral & Information Service
Free Prerecorded Legal Information or call (213) 243-1500
Provides more than 275 recordings focused on specific legal issues--available in English and Spanish via an automated phone system.

California Courts Self Help Center

Orange County Superior Court: Family Law & Self Help Services

Orange County Child Support Services

Los Angeles Superior Court: Family Law & Self Help

Los Angeles County Child Support Services


Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Mission Statement of AFCC:
AFCC is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.

AFCC is a tremendous resource for professionals, including Standards of Practice for: Parenting Plan Coordination, Brief Focused Assessment, Supervised Visitation, and for Court-Involved Therapy.

ATTACh (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)
Is the organization for providing training, support and professional best practices in the treatment of attachment and providing attachment-focused therapies.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

High Conflict Institute
"High Conflict Institute LLC was co-founded by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., and Megan L. Hunter, MBA, to provide education and resources to professionals handling High Conflict disputes, and eventually to the general public."

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. provides excellent training for professionals and has authored several books on working within the legal context with people in high conflict.


Explanation of Collaborative Practice

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Practice-California

Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association


Up to Parents
Excellent on-line interactive divorce education for parents who are divorcing, or contemplating divorce, or who never married, but are in conflict in their parenting efforts.

Kids First

An interactive educational program in Orange County designed to meet the specific needs of children whose parents are separated or divorced.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Provides resources for parents and professionals involved with missing or exploited children.

S.P.A.R.C. (Separated Parenting Access & Resource Center)
Provides resources to parents with the goal of ensuring that children are provided a meaningful relationship with both parents.

National Association of Non-Custodial Moms, Inc.
Provides education and supportive resources for non-custodial moms.

J. Michael Bone, Ph.D.
Parental alienation resource, education and consulting.

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization

The Parental Alienation Directory, by Douglas Darnall, Ph.D.

Guardian Angels
On-line support group for parents who have been rejected by their child.

The Rachel Foundation for Family Reintegration


Love and Logic
Provides books, CDs and DVDs and training on a tremendously effective and practical, at times humorous, approach to parenting and raising happy, secure, responsible and confident kids.


ATTACh (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)
Is the organization for providing training, support and professional best practices in the treatment of attachment and providing attachment-focused therapies.

Families by Design: Nancy Thomas Parenting
An excellent resource for information, education and training for both parents and professionals working to heal the wounds of the attachment disordered child.

Martha G. Welch [MD] Center for Family Treatment
"Dr. Welch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
She received her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and her post-graduate training in both General and Child Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine."

The Center's therapeutic technique is referred to as Welch Method Regulatory Bonding. Dr. Welch published "Holding Time" in 1988, which continues to be a valuable resource in parenting not only attachment or developmentally challenged children, but children in general.

The Institute for Child and Family Development, Santa Ana, CA
Connie Hornyak, LCSW, Clinical Director has extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of children and families challenged with attachment issues.

Kay & Milan Yerkovich has written the book and workbook entitled "How We Love" based upon Attachment Theory, and have written it for the lay public. They provide seminars on their approach for couples who are struggling with their attachment styles, as well as for professional training for therapists and counselors. Their approach has a Christian foundation, however they are sensitive to the beliefs of all and in this spirit present their seminars with a more secular approach.

A father of four children, Tim Healey, RPT is a very well-respected infant and child development, and sensory integration specialist, and a pediatric physical therapist. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and author focusing on high risk infants and parenting the severely irritable child. He is renowned for his work with children prenatally exposed to drugs.

(Phone: 714-835-0625)



A Judge's Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice from the Bench
By Judge Roderic Duncan

Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children's Needs
By Philip Michael Stahl

What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce
By Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Mom's House, Dad's House, Making Two Homes for Your Child: A Complete Guide For Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried
By Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.

Divorce Poison: Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex
By Dr. Richard A. Warshak

Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust
By Nicholas Long, Ph.D. and Rex Forehand, Ph.D.

Divorce Rules for Men: A Man to Man Guide for Managing Your Split and Saving Thousands
By Marin M. Shenkman, JD and Michael J. Hamilton

The Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes Women Can Avoid: How to Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Assets
By Marilyn Barrett, Esq.

Divorce Casualties: Protecting Your Child from Parental Alienation
By Douglas Darnell, Ph.D.

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing a Borderline or Narcissist
By William A. Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Don't Alienate the Kids! Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High Conflict Divorce
By Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD

Managing High Conflict People in Court
By Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ.

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce "Shielding Your Child From Conflict" A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting
By Ann Marie Termini, M.S., L.P.C. and Susan Blyth Boyan, M.Ed., LMFT

Father need: Why Father Care Is as Essential as Mother Care for Your Child
By Kyle D. Pruett, M.D. (Author of The Nurturing Father)

Difficult Questions Kids Ask [and are too afraid to ask] About Divorce (from toddlers to teens)
By Meg F. Schneider and Joan Zuckerberg, P

Parents Are Forever: a step-by-step guide to becoming successful co-parents after divorce
By Shirley Thomas, Ph.D.

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind
By Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D.

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (Self-Help Workbook)
By Scott E. Spradlin, M.A.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
By Roger Fisher, William Ury & Bruce Patton


Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way
By M. Gary Neuman, L.M.H.C. with Patricia Romanowski

I Don't Want to Choose: How middle school kids can avoid choosing one parent over the other
By Katherine Andre, Ph.D. and Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D.

It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book For Parents & Young Children During Divorce
By Vicki Lansky, author of Divorce Book for Parents

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide For Changing Families
By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

I Don't Want To Talk About It
By Jeanie Franz Ransom
Illustrated by Kathryn Kunz Finney

Help! A Girl's Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies (AmericanGirl Library)
By Nancy Holyoke
Illustrated by Scott Nash

Divorce Is Not The End Of The World: Zoe and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids
By Zoe and Evan Stern with a little help from their mom, Ellen Sue Stern

My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids
By Melanie, Annie and Steven Ford as told to Jan Blackstone-Ford

How It Feels When Parents Divorce
By Jill Krementz

Changing Families: A Guide for Kids and Grown-ups
By David Fassler, M.D., Michele Lash, M.Ed., A.T.R. and Sally B. Ives, Ph.D.

The Divorce Workbook: A Guide for Kids and Families
By Sally Blakeslee Ives, Ph.D., David Fassler, M.D. and Michele Lash, M.Ed., A.T.R.


Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life
By Pauline H. Tesler, M.A., J.D. and Peggy Thompson, Ph.D.

The Collaborative Way To Divorce: The Revolutionary Method That Results In Less Stress, Lower Costs, And Happier Kids-Without Going To Court
By Stuart G. Webb and Ronald D. Ousky

Collaborative Divorce [Handbook] Helping Families Without Going to Court
By Forrest S. Mosten, Esq.


The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond
By Patricia Evans

It Could Happen to Anyone-Why Battered Women Stay
By Alyce D. LaViolette, LMFT and Dr. Ola W. Barnett

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
By Gavin de Becker

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
By Gavin de Becker

Stalking: A Handbook for Victims
By Emily Spence-Diehl

Safety for Stalking Victims: How to save your privacy, your sanity, and your life
By Lyn Bates

Moving Out, Moving On
By Susan Murphy-Milano

Violent Partners: A Breakthrough for Ending the Cycle of Abuse
By Linda G. Mills

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Interpersonal Violence)
By Evan Stark

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment
By John Hamel, LCSW


Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
By Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzell, M. Ed.

Attachment--Focused Parenting
By Daniel Hughs, Ph.D.

Playful Parenting: An Exciting New Approach…
By Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
By Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

Love and Logic
Provides books, CDs and DVDs and training on a tremendously effective and practical, at times humorous, approach to parenting and raising happy, secure, responsible and confident kids.

Try and make me! Simple Strategies that Turn Off the Tantrums and Create Cooperation
By Ray Levy, Ph.D. and Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., LMFT with Tyler Norris Goode


Handbook of Attachment Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications
Edited by Jude Cassidy and Phillip R. Shaver

Attachment-Focused Therapy-A Professional Practice Guide
From ATTACh (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children

The Developing Mind-How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
By Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

How We Love
By Kay & Milan Yerkovich, the book and workbook entitled "How We Love" is based upon Attachment Theory, and is written for the lay public.

Parenting the Hurt Child (Revised and Updated)
By Gregory C. Keck, Ph.D. and Regina M. Kupecky, LCSW

Building the Bonds of Attachment-Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children
By Daniel A. Hughes

Handbook for Treatment of Attachment-Trauma Problems in Children
By Beverly James

Broken hearts, wounded minds: The Psychological Functioning of Severely Traumatized and Behavior Problem Children
By Elizabeth M. Randolph, MSN., Ph.D.

Children Who Shock and Surprise: A Guide to Attachment Disorders [booklet]
By Elizabeth M. Randolph, MSN., Ph.D.

When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD
By Nancy L. Thomas

Therapeutic Parenting-It's A Matter of Attitude!
By Deborah Hage, MSW

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
By Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
Forward by Larry B. Silver, M.D.

Holding Time
By Martha G.Welch, M.D.

Attachment-Focused Family Therapy
By Daniel A. Hughs, Ph.D.

Attachment--Focused Parenting
By Daniel Hughs, Ph.D.

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