Curriculum Vitae

Ilana J. Tamari

B.Sc. , D.C.S., LL.M. Law
Chartered & Accredited Mediator

Services Offered:

Divorce Mediator – Mediation & Arbitration
Chartered & Accredited Family Mediator
Consultant to Counsels on Complex Family Law Matters
Voice of the Child Reports  

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Master of Laws, LL.M. Law

Master’s Thesis: Game Theory and Negotiating Strategies as Viewed within the Scope of Family Law, supervised by Justice Todd Archibald, 2021; Osgoode Hall Law School
York University

Extern Program, George Hull Centre, Family Therapy Program
George Hull Centre, Elizabeth Ridgely (Director) and Daniel Bogue (Faculty)

Master’s Level Degree in Child Psychology, Assessment, and Counselling
Institute of Child Study, (OISE)
University of Toronto

Honours Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Linguistics
University of Toronto


My practice aims to:

  • Utilize the marriage of theory and practice.
  • Employ a systemic and holistic approach.
  • Incorporate a flexible approach to all situations.
  • Promote client and family-centered interactions.
  • Utilize a sense of humour where appropriate.
  • Value team approach as a way to best serve the client.
  • Compassionate and sensitive to the client’s diverse needs.

Focus of Practice

  • Chartered & Accredited Family Mediator, Arbitrator, Consultant.
  • Mediating comprehensive Parenting Plans and preparing MOU.
  • Mediating and Arbitrating Parenting Plans.
  • Trained as a Collaborative Family Law, Neutral Family professional.
  • Completing Private Section 30 Custody Evaluator.
  • Voice of the Child Reports (Views & Preferences Report).
  • Authored several articles on Family Law, Social Science Research and custody and access matters.
  • Lectures on Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances for lawyers and Mental Health Professionals.

 Professional Experience

Mediator, Arbitrator and Parenting Coordinator for Family Law Matters- at the Office of Ilana Tamari Associates
Private Practice
Toronto, Ontario

  • Provides consultation to family lawyers who are dealing with custody and access matters and other related issues such as separation and divorce.
  • Completes Section 30 (s.30 under the Child and Family Law Reform Act) forensic evaluation, formerly known as custody and access assessments.
  • Mediates fulsome parenting plans by way of a closed or open mediation process.
  • Provides child inclusive mediations.
  • Provides Primary and Secondary Mediation/Arbitration.
  • Provides Parenting Coordination, Secondary Mediation/Arbitration.
  • Collaborative Family Professional who works within Collaborative Family Law, assisting counsel to develop Parenting Plans and helping manage the process between counsel and their clients.
  • Conducts Voice of the Child Report, Views & Preferences Report.
  • Provides consultation to counsel, for complex family law matters.

Panel Clinical Investigator- Speciality Cases
2002-2016 (Part-Time)
Office of the Children’s Lawyer
Toronto, Ontario

  • Conducted full and focused investigations and reports pursuant to s. 112 of the Courts of Justice Act for proceedings before the court in custody/access cases.
  • Provided assistance to counsel representing children pursuant to s. 89(3.1).
  • Assessed and advocated for the best interest of the children.
  • Evaluated the capacity of parents to meet the children’s needs and interests.
  • Provided recommendations on all matters concerning custody and access.
  • Assisted parties to resolve their dispute where applicable with disclosure and settlement initiatives.
  • Provided testimony for custody and access proceedings in Family Court.



  • Accredited Family Mediator with OAFM, Ontario Association of Family Mediators
  • Qualified mediator, arbitrator and parenting coordinator with ADRIO and ADRIC, 2020 – present
  • Certified as Mediator, Arbitrator and Parenting Coordinator with FDRIO (One of a select few in Ontario who holds all three certifications), 2014 – present
  • Member of the Collaborative Law Practice
  • Member of IACP, International Academy of Collaborative
  • Member of the AFCC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2007 – present
  • Member of the AFCC, Ontario Chapter of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009 – present.
  • Initiated and participated in FDR, Family Dispute Resolution Peer Consultation Group with Dr. Michael Saini around Social Science Research and Law Reform, 2017 – 2021
  • Peer consultation with Dr. Barbara Fidler, on Custody and Access matters and Parenting Coordination, as well as High Conflict families (monthly meetings), 2007 – 2014
  • Member of FDRIO, from 2014 – present
  • Board Member, Director at Large, with FDRIO, 2017-2018
  • Member of the High Conflict Forum, monthly meeting, 2007 – 2011
  • Gold sponsor for a two-day FDRIO conference for family lawyers, judges and law students. March 13 – 14, 2015

Professional Seminars/workshops:

  • Domestic Violence and IPV Training, Protocols, and Tools, refresher course, Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, (Full Day) May 31, 2023.
  • International Family Law Perspective on Voice of the Child, Dr. Lyn Greenberg of USA, Anita Chan of New Zealand, James Netto of England, July 22, 2021 (2 hours).
  • Trans Competent Lawyering, Family Lawyer’s Association, Samuel Singer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, (2 hours) May 3, 2021.
  • Risk Identification and Assessment Framework, IPV and RIA Tool, OAFM, Deepa Mattoo, Executive Director Barbra Schlifer Clinic, (3 hours) April 2021.
  • BILL C-78 (Family Law): What You Need to Know, the Family and Children’s Law Team, DOJ Canada, March 2, 2021 (3 hours)
  • Theory and Practice of Dispute Resolution, LL.M. 40-hour course, Linda Ippolito, Osgoode Hall Law School, February 2021.
  • Online Dispute Resolution course, LL.M. 40-hour course, Osgoode Hall Law School, Fall 2020.
  • Mediation Advocacy, LL.M. 40-hour course, Justice Archibald and Frank Gomberg, Osgoode Hall Law School, February 2021.
  • Dispute Resolution, Theory and Practice, 40-hour course, Linda Ippolito, Osgoode Hall Law School, winter 2021.
  • Voice of the Child Training, OAFM, Dr. Dan Ashbourne, Dr. Kim Harris, Debra Rodriques, January 27, 2021.
  • North Toronto Family Court Education Committee in cooperation with the Family Lawyers’ Association, Name That (Legal) Test, November 10, 2020.
  • Family Law Association, 311 Jarvis Open Bar Series – Pandemic Parenting: Raising COVID-19 to challenge access and other parenting decisions, November 9, 2020.
  • Making Children’s Rights Real in Times of Crisis: Reflections from Scotland, Webinar, The Canadian Coalition for Children’s Rights, October 15, 2020.
  • North Toronto Family Court Education Committee, Litigating in the New World – How to be Successful “Remotely” (or Remotely Successful), Chair The Honorable Justice Carolyn Jones, Ontario Court of Justice, September 29, 2020.
  • Virtual Mediation Bootcamp and Mentorship Roundtable: Your Essential Guide to Excelling at Mediation, OBA ALDR Online Event, September 29, 2020.
  • North Toronto Family Court Education Committee, How to be Successful “Remotely” (or Remotely Successful), Chair The Honorable Justice Carolyn Jones, Ontario Court of Justice, September 29, 2020.
  • Enhancing Efficacious in Parenting Coordination, Debra K. Carter, Ph.D., and James McHale, Ph.D., AFCC, September 1, 2020.
  • Voices or Ghosts? The Place of Children in Parenting Coordination, Lorri Yasenik, Ph.D., John Graham, LLB, and Linda Fieldstone, Med, September 3, 2020.
  • Effective Use of Parenting Coordination: Considerations for Legal and Mental Health Professionals, Mathew J. Sullivan, Ph.D., and Annette Burns, JD, AFCC, August 27, 2020.
  • Parenting Coordination in Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence, Leslie M. Drozd, Ph.D., and Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D., ABPP, and David A. Donner, JD, AFCC, August 25, 2020.
  • Mediation Matters, OAFM, February, March, April, May, June, July 2020, and ongoing, Monthly Peer Group.
  • Case Management, Caring for the Team Players, Dr. Angela Fountain, October 25,
  • Mediation Matters, What everyone needs to know about the voice of the child, OAFM, July 8, 2020.
  • Presenting El Jones: Unconscious Bias – Even in Canada? Introduction by Philip Epstein, June 29, 2020.
  • Speaker’s Corner, Parenting at a Distance – Tech Tools to Bridge the Gap, OAFM, Dr. Michael Saini & Mary-Anne Popescu, June 24, 2020.
  • Polyvagal Theory in the Courtroom and Beyond, Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D. and Frank Davis, Ph.D., AFCC, June 2, 2020.
  • Acting Before It’s Too Late: Prudent Early Intervention in Resist-Refuse Cases, Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D., ABPP and Hon. Robert A. Schnider (Ret.), AFCC, May 29, 2020.
  • Speaker’s Corner, Working as a Team Resources and Help, Assaulted Women’s Helpline, OAFM, Margaret Arnason from the Assaulted Women’s Helpline (AWL), May 27, 2020.
  • Children Resisting Contact with a Parent: Can a Proactive Role for Lawyers Contribute to Better Outcomes? Jacky M. Campbell, LLB, LLM, AFCC, May 26, 2020.
  • Multidisciplinary Programs for Prevention and Responding to Contact Failure: Education, Early Identification, and Timely, Effective Judicial Intervention, Judge Philip Marcus. LLM, (Ret.), May 21, 2020.
  • Dynamics, Not Diagnoses: Assessing and Responding to the Best Interests of the Polarized Child, Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., May 19, 2020.
  • FDRIO Friday Weekly Webinars, Zoom 101 for Professionals, Vicky Ringuette, FDRIO, May 15, 2020.
  • Learn to Mediate and Arbitrate Online, Attorney Susan Guthrie, FDRIO, May 14, 2020.
  • Preparing Demonstrative Evidence: Persuasion, Use of Technology, and Ethical Boundaries, Claude Ducloux, LawPay Director of Education and Attorney at law, LawPay CLE Webinar, May 13, 2020.
  • Mediation Matters, Discussion of Changes to the Divorce Act with Janet Whitehead, OAFM, May 13, 2020.
  • Practicing Family Law During (OR IN THE TIME OF) COVID-19, John-Paul Boyd Q.C., FDRIO, May 8, 2020.
  • Post-Separation Parenting in the Spring of 2020 (Part 2) Pandexit and Family Justice: Transitioning Out of the Crisis, Webinar for Family Justice Professionals, AFCC-O, May 7, 2020.
  • Parent-Child Contact Post Separation: Hearing Multiple Perspectives on Risks and Rewards, Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, FDRIO, May 1, 2020.
  • What about the Kids? (Impact of Covid and attachment theories), Dr. Linda Ennis, OAFM, April 30, 2020.
  • Managing Risks in Shifting to On-Line Practice, LawPro, OAFM, April 28, 2020.
  • Post-Separation Parenting in the Spring of 2020: The Covid-19 Crisis and the AFCC-O Parenting Plan Guide, Prof Nick Bala, Dr. Dan Ashbourne, Andrea Himel, Justice Gerri Wong, AFCC-O, April 23, 2020.
  • The Intersection of Technology, Domestic Violence and the Family Courts During Covid, AFCC, April 22, 2020.
  • Planning Now for the Echo Pandemic: Tips for Family Court Professionals, Justice Dianna Gould-Saltman, Prof. Michael Saini, AFCC, April 15, 2020.
  • Divorce Professional’ Guide to Practicing at Home: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices, Brian Galbraith, Russell Alexander, OACP, Ontario Association of Collaborate Professionals, April 15, 2020.
  • Co-Parenting and Parenting Plans in a Though Environment, Hon. Gerri Wong, AFCC, April 1, 2020.
  • Co-parenting in a Global Pandemic, Prof Michael Saini, OAFM, March 31, 2020.
  • Conversations about Co-parenting for Professionals During Covid Crisis: Matt Sullivan and Robin Deutsch, AFCC, March 25, 2020.
  • Online Mediation and Technology Tips in Trying Times: Confidentiality, Security, Non-verbal Cues and Ethical Issues, OAFM, March 25, 2020.
  • Resilience Training: Performance & Interpersonal Management Skills for a Better Practice, February 12, 2020,
  • The Efficacy of the PC Process, February 11, 2020, FDRIO, Elizabeth Hyde.
  • Intimate Domestic Partner Violence and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, 10-hour course with Philip Epstein, January 11, 2020. With Guest speakers, Alfred Mamo, Juliana Greenspan, Jennifer Suzor, and Herschel
  • Co-parenting Research – Year in Review, Michael Saini, Ph.D., AFCC, January 16, 2020
  • Cyber Security in Legal Practice, Law Pay, October 23, 2019.
  • “I don’t want to Go”, What’s a Parenting Coordinator to Do?”, AFCC, B Fidler, August 21, 2019.
  • Strategies for Witness Examination, Law Pay, August 12, 2019.
  • Developing your Mediator Survival Kit, FDRIO, July 29, 2019.
  • Negotiation Strategies for Family Law Professionals, AFCC, Prof Andrea Schneider, June 13, 2019.
  • AFCC 4 days of workshops focused on the Future of Family Justice, International Innovations, i.e. social science research, new domestic violence research, Voice of the Child Report, Sociopaths: The Con Artists of Family Law, Parenting with a Psychiatric disability, future of divorce mediation, May 29, May 30, May 31 and June 1, 2019.
  • Parenting Coordinators as Arbitrators: Unique Challenges faced by PC’s, Marianne Cuhaci, April 29, 2019.
  • Supreme Democracy: The Role of the Courts in a Free Society: Boundaries of Religious Accommodations in a Democracy, with guest speakers Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella and retired Supreme Justice Dorit Beinsch of Israel. Moderator, Adam Dodek, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, March 24, 2019.
  • Family Law Planning for the Modern Family, Lorne Wolfson, February 20, 2019.
  • Equal Shared Parenting – Evaluating the Myths and Stereotypes, Gene Colman, October 15, 2018.
  • Reduce Risk and Maximize Client Satisfaction in Your Family Law Practice, LexsusNexsus, September 26, 2018.
  • Proposed Changes to the Divorce Act: Implications on Practice and Domestic Violence Screening, Lorne Wolfson, July 19, 2018.
  • Guest Speaker on Live YouTube show Ask Andrew Show, with Andrew Feldstein regarding custody and access, mediation and parenting coordinator, June 21, 2018.
  • On planning committee for Collaborative Practice Toronto Retreat for February 21, 2018.
  • Co-Panelist along with Justice Jayne Hughes, Justice Paul Nicholson, Tom Hamer, and Bev LeMay, October 25, 2017. High Conflict Cases- Contrast Approaches within Litigation and Collaborative
  • Case Management, Caring for the Team Players, Dr. Angela Fountain, October 25, 2017.

Lectured and Other Involvement:

  • Globe and Mail Interviewed and quoted, in Coronavirus’ Pandemic Adds Complexity to Parental-Access Battles, regarding COVID-19 implications in family law matters pertaining to mediation and parenting coordination, April 5, 2020.
  • Ilana Tamari interviewed by Family Lawyer, AJ Jakubowska – How to Talk to Kids About Separation, Mediator, PC Coordination, July 21, 2020.
  • Guest Speaker on Live YouTube show Ask Andrew Show, with Andrew Feldstein regarding custody and access, mediation and parenting coordinator, June 21, 2018.
  • On planning committee for Collaborative Practice Toronto Retreat for February 21, 2018.
  • Co-Panelist along with Justice Jayne Hughes, Justice Paul Nicholson, Tom Hamer, and Bev LeMay, October 25, 2017. High Conflict Cases- Contrast Approaches within Litigation and Collaborative
  • Co-presented on Professional Conduct and Ethics with Jim Fitch, Family Lawyer & Mediator, for FDRIO members, August 23, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on Straight Talk Radio, Family Law Radio, on Family Court Is Nowhere to Fight Your Battles, July 27, 2017.
  • Co-Authored article with family lawyer, Dani Frodis, for the prestigious Jewish Review: Marriage: The End of the Story or the Beginning (Spring 2015).
  • Co-Authored article with family lawyer, Dani Frodis, for the Jewish Review: From Tender Years to Father’s Rights: The Changing Landscape of Child Custody Disputes in Ontario, October 2016.
  • Lectured to Bar and Bench in Israel for 2011 and 2012 on PC and Voice of the Child.
  • Initiated the High Conflict Forum with the Family Court Justice Philip Marcus, Jerusalem, Israel, 2011,
  • Presented with OACCPP President’s Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service from the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrist and Psychotherapists, November 7, 2009.
  • Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the OACCPP, 2007 – 2010.
  • Director at large of the Association of OACCPP, 2006 – 2010.
  • Board member on the Ethics and Governance and Risk Management sub-committees, 2006 – 2010.
  • Member of Advisory Committee to Supervised Access Programs of York and Peel Regions, 2008 – 2013.
  • Jewish Family Institute Advisory Committee, 2006 – 2013.
  • Initiated peer support group for panel members for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, 2002 – 2011.
  • Mentor to CHAT Alumni, to assist with their career and professional development, 2009 –present.
  • Contributing segments to GLOW, Canada’s Beauty and Health Magazine, on parenting issues, December 2006, May 2007, March 2009, and May 2010.

Advanced Courses/Seminars:

  • Voice of the Child, through OAFM, Brian Burke from Epstein Cole, January 29, 2020.
  • Proposed changes to the Divorce Act and the importance of Domestic Violence Screening when couples separate by FDRIO, with Lorne Wolfson and Hilary Linton, July 10, 2018.
  • Evaluating Substance Abuse by AFCC with Harry Somers Ed.D., June 20, 2018.
  • A Safer Approach to Parenting Arrangements in Cases involving Intimate Partner Violence by AFCC with Loretta Frederick J.D., May 15, 2018.
  • Stepping-Up Parenting Time: When and How to Determine the Right Time by AFCC, with Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., and Leslie Drozd, Ph.D., April 10, 2018.
  • Emotional Harm to Children and Youth in Custody and Access Cases, by FDRIO, with Triena McGuirk, M.S.W., March 28, 2018.
  • Sustainable MOU, Getting Your MOU Ready for ILA, by OAFM, with family lawyer, Neeraj Goel, January 24, 2018.
  • Family Arbitration Mandatory Training, Domestic Violence Screening Conference, Fully day (10 hours), Mr. Philip Epstein and Mr. Alfred Mamo, January 20, 2018.
  • Implicit & Cognitive Bias, Dr. Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABDP (Forensic), AFCC, January 23, 2018.
  • OAFM Webinar, MOU and How best to prepare them for obtaining ILA, January 24, 2018.
  • FDRIO Webinar, Different Personality Disorders and how best to effectively work with them, FDRIO Webinar, January 29, 2018.
  • FDRIO, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, Two Day Conference, November 1, and November 2, 2017. Speakers, Justice David Steinberg, Dr. Michael Saini, Stephen Grant, Lorne Wolfson, Barbara Fidler, Hilary Linton on topics ranging from mediation, mediation-arbitration, domestic violence, and voice of the child,
  • Collaborative Law, Hard-Ball Negotiation Tactics- How to Identify Them and How to Deal with Them, with Cameron Shouldice and Cori Kalinowski, July 12, 2017.
  • Webinar on Mediator Liability, June 2017.
  • Collaborative Pro-Bono involvement with Osgood Hall Law School, York University, June 2017.
  • Domestic Violence, Power Imbalance & Training with Bev LeMay and Nicola Savin (Lawyer), at the AGM for Collaborative Family Law Practice, Toronto, February 23, 2017.
  • Children Resisting Post-Separation Contact: Concepts, Controversies, Assessment & Intervention, two-day workshop with Dr. B. Fidler, October 7 & 8, 2016.
  • Collaborative Family Law Advanced Level II training with Deborah Graham Law firm, Three-day workshop, June 8, 9 & 10, 2016.
  • How to treat High Conflict and Conflict Avoidant parties using the Developmental model (Attachment Theory, Differentiation Theory: manage differences and Neuroscience as new findings on the brain), by Dr. Ellyn Bader of the Couple Institute in California, June 15, 2016.
  • Two half-day workshops: Attachment-Based Model of Parental Alienation: Theory and Diagnosis and Treatment of Attachment-Based “Parental Alienation”, Dr. Craig Childress, May 2016.
  • The Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, three-day workshop with Renowned Presenter Giuseppe Civitarese (from Italy), Charles Hanly, Louis Brunet and Irwin Kleinman present on Psychoanalytic Listening, Transference and Countertransference and working with Narcissistic Identity Patients, June 2, 3 & 4, 2016.
  • Seminar with Sarah Chana Radcliffe, specializing in Psychology, The Teen Years: Tools for Survival on how to handle the stress, pressure and daily life of being a teenager, a book authored as The Fear Fix, Solutions for every Child’s Moments of Panic & Fear, May 18, 2016.
  • The Missing Piece, Child Resistant or Parent Rejection, with Justice Mackinnon and Dr. Drozd, May 2016, Full Day.
  • Arbitration course with Mr. Philip Epstein, Toronto 2014 (Full Day).
  • AFCC – From Risk to Resilience: Exploring better Outcomes for Children (two-day workshop October 2015).
  • Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances Training with OCL, Spring 2015 (Full Day).
  • Jon Graham, guest lecturer through AFCC, regarding Australia’s new initiatives in Family Law, February 2015.
  • Facing the Future: Challenges for the Children’s Lawyer: Child development. Dr. Jean Clinton, psychiatrist, guest speaker, April 27th, 2010.
  • Use of Self in Private Practice, OACCPP, 2013.
  • Make Room for Daddy: Clinical and Legal Challenges for Fathers in the Family Justice System: Attachment. Principal Speaker Diane Benoit, M.D., FRCPC. April 6th, 2011.
  • Guest Lecturer for Hillary Linton, Riverdale Mediation, at “Screening for Power Imbalances including Domestic Violence in Family Mediation and Arbitration”, October 2010 and April 2011.
  • AFCC Ontario Chapter Second Annual Conference, the Future of Family Law, October 15 and 16, 2010. Attended workshops: Children’s Statements, Assessment Practice Issues and Risk Management, The Future of Mediation and Arbitration, The Family Law Rules, what is ‘normal’ in Custody and Access: Should there be presumptions (of Joint Custody)?
  • New Ways for Families: Advanced Training”, full-day workshop, William A. Eddy, LCSW, Esq., April 29th, 2010.
  • “It’s all your Fault! Managing High Conflict People within a Legal and Clinical Context”, full-day symposium, William A. Eddy, LCSW, Esq., April 28th, 2010.
  • “Alienation: Implications for Assessment and Treatment”, full-day symposium, Dr. Leslie Drozd and Dr. Nancy Olsen, April 23rd, 2010.
  • Guest Speaker at the Jewish Family Institute, For the Good of the Children, “10 Lessons Learned from a Child Custody Consultant”, October 9, 2009.
  • Improving Your Interviews with Children, Interviewing about Preferences, Domestic Violence and Alienation and Estrangement, a full-day workshop, Mindy F. Mitnick, Ed. M., M.A., Licensed Psychologist, Minneapolis, May 2009.
  • How Family Conflict Affects the Developing Brain, Dr. Jean Clinton, Psychiatrist, AFCC Ontario Chapter Inaugural Event, April 2009.
  • Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone, AFCC Ontario Chapter Inaugural Event, April 2009.
  • Improving the Lives of Children and Families in Conflict, AFCC Ontario Chapter Inaugural Event, April
  • “Smoke Screen or Fire?”, Allegations of Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse in High Conflict Divorcing Families, A Symposium for Mental, Legal, and Child Welfare Professionals Struggling to Create Greater Collaboration, Peter G. Jaffe, Ph. D., C. Psych., University of Western Ontario, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children and Mindy F. Mitnick, Ed. M., M.A., Licensed Psychologist, Minneapolis, full-day symposium, November 2008.
  • Completed 30-hour course in Family Law of Ontario, with Hilary Linton, LL.B., LL.M., Acc. FM., Lawyer, Arbitrator, May 2008 (3 days).
  • High Conflict Divorcing Families: Practical Strategies to Prevent Alienation, A Symposium for Mental Health and Legal Professionals, Matthew J. Sullivan Ph.D., November 9, 2008.
  • Parenting Coordination: Part II Advanced Applications, Dr. Barbara Fidler, Ph.D., FM and Linda Chodos, MSW, RSW (full day), October 20, 2007.
  • Parenting Coordination: Part I Foundation of Parenting Coordination, Dr. Barbara Fidler, Ph.D., Acc. FM, Linda Chodos, MSW, RSW (full day), October 19, 2007
  • Parenting Coordination: Overview of Family Law (3-hour seminar), Hilary Linton, LL.B. (ADR), October 18,
  • Divorce and Children’s Adjustment, Current Research and Implications for Practice, Joan Kelly, Ph.D., April 16, 2007 (full day)
  • Divorce Poison, Clinical and Legal Considerations, working with Families of Alienated Children, Richard Warshak, Ph.D. and Panel Discussion to Follow, April 26, 2006 (Full day).
  • Gerard Klein, Ph.D., C. Psych, Psychologist, How to Manage Your Child’s Anger: A Positive Approach to Anger Management, November 2005.
  • Working with High Conflict Families of Separation and Divorce: Best Practice Approaches for Professionals, April 6 & 7, 2005.
  • Jerome Price, M.A., Working Strategically with OCL (Office of the Children’s Lawyer) Clients, November 5, 2004.
  • Jerome Price, M.A., Caught in the Crossfire: Strategic Approaches with High Conflict Families, November 4, 2004.
  • Jay Pryor, Ph.D., C. Psych. One-day workshop. Supporting Children and Parents Through Family Change, November 2003 (one-day workshop).
  • Stephen Hucker, Forensic Psychiatrist, Child Molesters, 2002.

Additional Training:

  • Certification with FDRIO, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, 2017. One of the very few in Ontario who holds all three certifications in Mediation, Arbitration and Parenting Coordination with FDRIO.
  • OACCPP Annual Conference, Panel Discussion on Strategic Private Practice Development, November 5, 2009.
  • Barbara Coloroso, Parenting and Teaching with Wit and Wisdom, raising children to be responsible, resourceful, caring individuals, through Jewish Family Institute, November 2008.
  • DSM Overview and its Practical Application, Dr. David Teplin, Psych. D., C. Psych. Oak Ridges Medical Centre, October 26, 2007.
  • Life Coaching: Skills, Techniques, Practices seminar, Dr. Patrick Williams, Ed. D., MCC, Founder and CEO of The Institute for Life Coach Training, October 26, 2007.
  • Cognitive Therapy for Depression workshop, Dr. Greg Dubord, M.D., Director Toronto Centre for Cognitive Therapy, October 25, 2007.
  • Advanced Cognitive Therapy Tools Workshop, Dr. Greg Dubord, M.D., Director Toronto Centre for Cognitive Therapy, October 2006.
  • Extern Program, George Hull Centre Family Therapy Program, George Hull Centre, Elizabeth Ridgely(Director) and Daniel Bogue (Faculty), 2001-2002.
  • Diane Benoit, Attachment Workshop, 2002.
  • Training for TAPP.C assessment, Peel Arson Prevention Program in assessing fire setting risk for children, 2002.
  • Wraparound Facilitator Training, (Case Management Training), 2001.
  • Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Training and Certificate (Symptom identification) Certificate, 2001.