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"Zoom meeting - Divorce Process Options: Do you know if and how children's needs are considered in these options?"

  • June 07, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.


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"Divorce Process Options: Do you know if and how children's needs are considered in these options?"  


Mary Ann Aronsohn, LMFT; 

Carrie Edwards-Chung, LCSW;

Jami Fosgate, JD; 

Steven Garelick, CPA

This workshop will help you guide clients heading for divorce. The single most important decision divorcing couples make is...choosing their divorce process. You will learn about the pros and cons of a Do-It-Yourself Divorce, Litigation, Mediation (Traditional, Co-mediation & Enhanced Mediation) and a Collaborative Divorce. Clients need to know how the divorce process they choose directly impacts their children in particular, as well as their relationships, values and budgets. The Pasadena Collaborative Divorce professionals speaking are all trained in their respective fields in litigation, mediation and collaborative divorce matters. The presenters are two therapists, one family law attorney, and one forensic CPA.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List 4 types of Legal Divorce Processes in California, and the professionals required for Collaborative Divorce protocols.
  2. State at least one reason that regular conjoint therapy is typically ineffective for a parent and a child in a high-conflict separation, and list one or more forms of therapy recommended instead.
  3. Identify 2 kinds of training required for licensed mental health professionals who serve as Co-Mediators, Collaborative Divorce Coaches and Collaborative Child/Adult Child Specialists.
  4. List the 4 key legal/ethical risks when working with children in a family going through divorce.
  5. Identify 5 ways parents and therapists can help to buffer children from the adverse impacts of divorce.  


    Mary Ann Aronsohn, LMFT


Mary Ann Aronsohn, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. She serves as a collaborative divorce coach, co-mediator, and co-parenting specialist. Mary Ann guides couples through the separation and divorce process, helping to reduce or redirect difficult feelings while facilitating respect so couples can preserve their integrity throughout the process. Ms. Aronsohn offers collaborative divorce coaching and co-parenting therapy/child custody mediation and a co-parenting course (Channels of Understanding) as well as therapy. Both Mary Ann and Carrie (see next bio) offer Decision Counseling to couples who are unsure about the future of their relationship.

Carrie Edwards-Chung, LCSW

Carrie Edwards-Chung, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. She serves as a collaborative divorce coach, co-mediator, co-parenting specialist, child specialist and therapist in child custody cases. Carrie specializes in work with children in divorce and child custody matters with a specialty in children aged 0-5. Carrie assists parents to understand how to best support their children during the separation/divorce process, and works directly with children in these situations to provide them the support and tools they need to successfully transition to their new family dynamics.

    Jami Fosgate

Jami Fosgate is a family law attorney, who switched from a successful marketing career after enduring the legal process of divorce herself. Ms. Fosgate is committed to assisting parents and children through the minefield of divorce by offering smart, effective, affordable, and respectful alternatives to traditional divorce litigation: Jami no longer litigates -- she exclusively offers clients mediation and collaborative divorce services. She helps couples to create win-win agreements tailored to their family's particular needs, budgets and concerns.

    Steven Garelick

Steven Garelick is a forensic CPA, with numerous additional certifications. Steve serves as a forensic specialist in litigated divorces, as a neutral Collaborative Divorce financial specialist, and as a co-mediator in mediated divorces. Mr. Garelick is able to identify and track hidden assets regardless of the divorce option a couple chooses, and to value businesses. He assists divorcing couples to gather, prepare, and share required financial documents. Steve also assists legal counsel with child and spousal support calculations that take budgetary constraints, needs and wants into account.

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       Sunday, June 7, 2020


8:45am-9am Log-In/CEU Instructions/Zoom Questions*

9am-9:15am Chapter Announcements*

9:15am-9:25am Sponsor Introduction*

9:25am-9:30am Speaker Introduction*

9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/Private Practice Announcements*

11:15am-11:30am Break*

11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Online via Zoom. See registration message - below.

    The link to Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation email upon registration


$15  SFV-CAMFT chapter members  (online , including day of event)

$25 Non chapter members   (online, including day of event)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - (online, including day of event)

No phone or email RSVP.
No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

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Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


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