Mental Health Matters
Forensic Edition
November 2013
Published by: Lepage Associates
Psychological & Psychiatric Services
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The Role of MHPs in Divorce


Collaborative Divorce includes mental health professionals (MPHs) as part of the process under the labels of child specialist and divorce coach. Mental health professionals have also worked for many years under their typical label of therapist in the adversarial model of divorce and in mediation. Let's look first more closely at the roles as they are defined in Collaborative Divorce, and then compare them to the traditional roles of MPHs in divorce. Interestingly, these roles can be incorporated into mediation or used by clients in the traditional divorce process, and are in no way exclusive to CD. (It has been our experience over the past decade that more and more attorneys are utilizing especially the child specialist role and find it quite helpful to their cases.) Read on...

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