Comprehensive Training for Parenting Coordinators and Decision-makers


An extensive two-day training for Parenting Coordinators and Decision-makers who wish to refine their skills, and legal and mental health professionals who wish to become a PC/DM.


MARCH 1-2, 2018

Best Western Plus Boulder Inn

770 28th St (28th & Baseline)

Boulder, CO 80303



Christine A. Coates, M.Ed., J.D., an experienced family lawyer attorney, now emphasizes ADR in juvenile law and domestic relations.  A former president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, she chaired the international AFCC Task Force on Parenting Coordination which in 2005 produced Guidelines for Parent Coordination.  Christie was awarded AFCC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and the Association for Conflict Resolution’s John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award in 2011.  She trains and consults internationally in ADR processes and issues and is one of the authors of Learning from Divorce, Jossey-Bass, 2003 and Working with High Conflict Families, 2001.

Kathleen McNamara, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She has worked extensively with court-involved families as a parental responsibility evaluator, parenting coordinator/decision-maker, and therapist since 1987. She was a tenured associate professor in the Psychology Department at Colorado State University before devoting herself to full-time practice.   She is a past president of the Colorado Chapter to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and currently serves on several national and state AFCC committees.  She is the immediate past chair of the Colorado Psychological Association Ethics Committee of which she continues to be a member. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters.   


Please click the "Register & Pay Now" button below to register and pay for the training. The cost of the training is $375.00 if registering before February 15, 2018, or $400.00 if registering after February 15, 2018. 

If you wish to send a check, please make the check payable to Kathleen McNamara, Ph.D., and mail to Kathleen McNamara, Ph.D., at 333 West Drake Rd, Suite 280, Fort Collins, CO 80526. 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel prior to February 15th= full refund

If you cancel between February 15 and February 27= full refund less $75.00 processing fee

After February 27= credit toward future training.  

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Please contact Christine Coates at or call her at 303-443-8524 if you have any questions, or Kathleen McNamara at or call her at 970-207-0278.