Webinar: Child Inclusive and Developmentally Focused Dispute Resolution

Webinar: Child Inclusive and Developmentally Focused Dispute Resolution

The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by renowned clinical and developmental psychologist, Professor Jennifer McIntosh. 


WHEN   Wednesday, 2 September
   11:00AM – 12:30PM AWST (1:00PM – 2:30PM AEST)
WHERE    Online webinar

   Free of charge, registrations essential.
   Register here

Registered participants will be emailed a link for the webinar within 24 hours of the scheduled start time and will also have access to a recording of the webinar for a period of time following the live stream. If you are unable to join the live stream but wish to view the recording at a later time, please register in order to receive the link.


In this webinar, award winning researcher, Professor Jennifer McIntosh will describe the rationale for applying a developmental perspective to family law dispute resolution, and detail two evidence-based approaches to this work, covering infancy through to late adolescence.

The principles of Child Inclusive Mediation and of the Young Children in Divorce and Separation program are briefly outlined, followed by a Q&A and group discussion.

The online training for both programs, housed on the Children Beyond Dispute website, is discussed.

Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. AM

Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. AM is a clinical and developmental psychologist, family therapist, and researcher.

In her research fields, Jennifer has specialised in the development of assessment methods and interventions for separated families in high conflict. In 2019, she received national recognition for her work, through the award of Member of the Order of Australia, for significant contributions to developmental psychology. In 2011, she was recipient of the AFCC Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award.  This international award recognizes outstanding research and/or research achievements in the field of family law and divorce.
She is known internationally for the development of the Child Inclusive Mediation process, supported by a four-year prospective study of outcomes, since replicated in the USA. Through this work, McIntosh has had a substantial impact on both policy and practice formation in Australian and international Family Law. Her family law work is now housed at www.childrenbeyonddispute.com
Jennifer continues her family trauma research now as Professor of Research with The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University. She is also Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Deakin University, and Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Jennifer has played a leading role in national and international research and associated professional development programs. Key stakeholders include the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Family and Community Services, The Office for the Status of Women, and the Family Court of Australia, the UK Family Justice Council, AFCC (USA).

Please note that we are unable to issue legal CPD certificates or certificates of attendance for this webinar. However, many viewers will be able to claim their own CPE/CPD points for attendance, and should consult their respective professional organisations for further clarification and guidance.