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(p. 769) Collaborative Divorce 

(p. 769) Collaborative Divorce
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(p. 769) Collaborative Divorce
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Lisa Gabardi

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190272166.003.0070
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date: 23 November 2017

Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial divorce settlement option. Mental health professionals can develop a challenging and fulfilling niche practice in this area by serving on a divorce team as a divorce coach, a neutral mental health coach, or a child specialist. This chapter describes how to become involved in this niche. The author outlines the training and skills necessary to function in these roles for divorcing families and the resources to obtain such training and skills. The author explains the mental health roles of the divorce coach, the neutral mental health coach, and the child specialist. This chapter also describes the business aspects, and the joys and challenges of this professional niche, and offers further resources.

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