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Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., presents a 1.5-hour course describing the current research on Gatekeeper parents, who present unique challenges to divorce professionals.

Gatekeeping behaviors range on a continuum from facilitative gatekeeping (encouraging the other parent to spend time with their child) to restrictive gatekeeping (sabotaging and preventing the other parent from spending time with their child).

The unique underlying intra-psychic, interpersonal, and larger systemic dynamics of Gatekeeping behaviors are elaborated and illustrated. Then, specific strategies for effectively managing Gatekeeper parents are offered for mediators and attorneys.

Recorded at the APFM Annual Conference, October 2018, San Diego See the full training course at https://www.mediate.com/University

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Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., is a clinical-child psychologist, a child custody and family mediator and a national and international trainer and consultant in child psychology and mediation since 1977. He is the author of the classic text, Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, and co-author of Splitting America: How… MORE >

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