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Interested in Growing the Peacemaking Side of Your Practice?

November 8, 2015

There is a change in family law towards more peacemaking approaches. At the same time, while those who practice collaboratively are contemplating a full team approach, this is in the context of more self-represented litigants and budget tightening by clients.

To survive, today’s family lawyer, divorce financial professional (DFP) and mental health professional (MHP) must be equipped with a broader range of services and approaches to not only survive, but thrive.

Whether or not as a family law lawyer, you practice collaborative law or mediation, you may still have a keen interest and disposition towards helping separated parents resolve their differences as reasonably as possible. Further, you may have a keen interest in expanding your practice offerings with more flexible services. So too of the DFP and MHP. Flexible and expanded services are key as well as an ability to convey and present your services to referral sources and clients directly.

If you or a group of peers would like to consider a workshop to help build your peacemaking practice, I would be delighted to discuss and provide training for your needs and interests.

I can tell you that the workshop I provided with Woody Mosten in September in Toronto and the workshop I provided at the IACP in Washington last month were very well reviewed.

To view the workshop evaluations from September and October, please use these links:

Toronto Workshop with Woody Mosten

Washington Workshop for IACP

I look forward to any feedback or comments or expressions of interest. I would only be thrilled to see you successful in your peacemaking practice.

I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker.

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.

Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships.

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  1. REALLY hope that you can speak in Vancouver, BC sometime in the future!

    • Would love to return to Vancouver. A few years ago I spoke in Surrey about the effect of witnessing domestic violence on children. I was brought out by the Courts of the Lower Mainland. If there is a group that would like me to provide a workshop, we can talk!

      • I will certainly keep my ears to the ground and spread the word! Thank you!

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