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Apr 11, 2013

Our guest, Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, who specializes in forensic child and family psychology. He has been in private practice for 20 years, specializing in Forensic Family psychology.

Dr. Sullivan is a pioneer in the field of Parenting Coordination, , and has led the development of Parenting Coordination across the U.S. He is one of the most experienced Parent Coordinators (called Special Master in California) in the country.  In 2012, he received the Joseph Drown award from the California Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for “outstanding services to children” in the state.  He has written articles, presented and done training at numerous national and international venues on topics such as high-conflict divorce, Parent Coordination, Forensic Consultation Court-involved therapy and Child Alienation.

In this episode of The Smart Divorce we explore the benefits of a Parenting Coordinator, and the importance of this professional while helping co-parents reduce conflict.  We also discuss the difference between Parenting Alienation and an estranged relationship with children – and how to repair and rebuild your relationship with your children. 

We explore so many issues and ideas related to co-parenting and your children’s best interest.  Topics include:
•    What is a parenting coordinator
•    How you might benefit from using a parenting coordinator
•    What’s the difference between a parenting  coordinator vs. mediation vs. co-parent counseling
•    What is the difference between parent alienation and estrangement
•    Tips for parents to improve the relationship with their children
•    How Dr. Sullivan helps families come together with the reunification program – Overcoming Barriers
•    How the Forging Families program can help the whole family.

To contact Dr. Sullivan, please visit his website at
For more information about Overcoming Barriers High-Conflict Divorce Camp visit
Don’t miss out on this important conversation, and find out how you can minimize conflict, and improve or save your important relationship with your children.

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