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The Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD) was founded in 1978

by a group of Family Court professionals in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  WIPCOD organized during a period of legislative changes that altered how families interacted with the family courts.

As families increasingly rely on family court services, WIPCOD is dedicated to bringing professionals together to foster on-going learning and growth.  This ultimately leads to better services for families involved in this system.

WIPCOD is comprised of professionals from several different fields. From mediators and mental health professionals, to judges and lawyers, all of our members share a common desire to help our clients deal with the changes in their families.


WIPCOD Presents:


April 27 and April 28, 2023
Featuring Keynote Speakers
Robin Watts, LPC and
Bradley Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE 

This program is co-sponsored by WI Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-WI ) , The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology (WSPP) and Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce. WSPP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WSPP maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Application has been made for continuing legal education credits. You will need to sign in at the registration table daily to be eligible for credits. There is no conflict of interests or commercial support for this program or instructors.


April 27, 2023
Robin Watts, LPC

Topic: Malicious Mothers, Ferocious Fathers & Angry Adolescents: Challenges and Approaches to Addressing Resist-Refuse Dynamics in High-Conflict Court-Involved Family Systems

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Registration

  • 8:30 to 8:40 a.m. Welcome, Speaker Introduction

  • 8:40 to 10:00 a.m. Introduction to the High-Conflict CourtInvolved Family

  • 10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Morning Break

  • 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The Application of The Polyvagal Theory to High-Conflict Coparenting Cases

  • 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Morning Session Q & A

  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Systemic Interventions for CourtInvolved Families

  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

  • 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Professional Roles and Responsibilities (i.e., Judge, Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals)

  • 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Tools, Tips, and Strategies to Increase the Odds of an Effective Intervention

  • 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Q & A 5:00 p.m. Social Networking, Ivory Coast Lounge

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the complex systemic dynamics in court-involved families that can lead to increased interparental conflict and strained parent-child relationships.

  • Examine the application of polyvagal theory to high-conflict family dynamics.

  • Review evidence-informed systemic interventions for families experiencing interparental conflict and strained parent-child relationships.

  • Differentiate between the professional roles and responsibilities of the legal and treating professionals.

  • Identify and select tools and strategies to increase the odds of an effective intervention.

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April 28, 2023
Bradley Craig, LCSW-IPR, CFLE 

Topic: Between Two Homes: Tools for Helping Families Co-Parent

  • 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Registration

  • 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. Welcome, Speaker Introduction

  • 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Introduction to Coparenting

  • 10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Morning Break

  • 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. The Family in Transition

  • 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Options, Interventions, and Tools

  • 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Roles and Best Practices

  • 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. High Conflict Family Patterns

  • 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

  • 2:45 to 3:50 p.m. Tools for High Conflict Families

  • 3:50 to 4:00 p.m. Q & A

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the family system in transition to assess intervention and maximize client outcomes.

  • Understand the current professional and legal standards of practice between therapeutic and forensic services.

  • Identify circumstances where a professional's experience can be misapplied to families involved in the court system and ways to prevent this.

  • Learn resources available to families to reduce chronic re-litigation.

  • Gain insight into patterns of low conflict families versus highly conflicted families.

  • Recognize common coparenting mistakes which may be addressed in a parenting plan.

Robin Watts, LPC

Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, a Parenting Facilitator and Parenting Coordinator, and an expert in Reunification Therapy. Robin is the 2019-2020 President of Collaborative Divorce Denton County and serves on the Board of Trustees for Collaborative Divorce Texas. Robin uses her skills as a Collaborative Divorce team member to facilitate healthier divorce processes in the role of Communications Facilitator, Child Specialist, or New Ways for Families Parent Educator. Robin is the current Vice-President of the Texas Association of Forensic Therapists and serves on the Denton County Drug Court Treatment Team.

Robin offers individual, couples, and family therapy with clinical expertise working with substance abuse and behavioral addictions with a focus on high-conflict separation and divorce issues including blended family and high-conflict family dynamics.

Robin lectures and trains state wide and is a member of AFCC, IACP, NCFR, and IITAP.

Bradley Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE

Bradley Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Family Life Educator. He began specializing in working with families raising children between two homes in 1992. He is a noted co-parent educator, and has developed a number of parent education programs for families raising children in two homes.

In 1998, he developed the Children in the Middle Coparenting Education class and opened up a comprehensive agency designed to help adults raise children between two homes. He is currently in private practice and contracts with organizations to provide services to families.

Brad is a trained family law mediator and provides family law mediation training currently with other organizations. In addition, he offers training for other professionals to structure approaches to help these children being raised between two homes. He works with divorcing families and those with continuing custody/parenting time issue as a Family Mediator, Collaborative Law Allied Professional, Coparenting Coach, Educator, Parenting Facilitator, and Parenting Coordinator.

Brad is the author of Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Handbook. He has been a guest speaker on many television and radio programs and is often asked to speak at local, state and national conferences on co-parenting issues. He hosted an ongoing cable television series "The Children in the Middle Show," aimed at educating viewers about both the effects of parental conflict after a separation on children and the services available to help families through co-parenting issues.

Brad provides professional seminars on coparenting issues, high conflict families, tools in working with families raising children between two homes, parenting coordination, and forensic vs. therapeutic best practices to organizations and professionals by request.

Mr. Craig is approved to offer Continuing Education programs for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.

Marsha Kline Pruett, PHD, MSL ABPP and Kyle Pruett, M.D.

WIPCOD, helping to ensure that professionals working in Family Court  have access to advanced continuing education, led by experts in the field.

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WIPCOD has a block of rooms reserved. Room rates for the conference are offered at $90 for single and $129 for two to four guests. Room reservations passkey booking link for reservations (Expires when block is full or no later than March 31, 2023.)


The 47th annual Wisconsin Inter-Professional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD) Spring Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center Wisconsin Dells, on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2023.  We are pleased to announce Robin Watts, L.C.P. and Bradley Craig, L.M.S.W.-I.P.R., C.F.L.E. as our 2023 keynote speakers.

Each year the WIPCOD organization offers minimally 5 scholarships for individuals involved in Family Court Services, mediation, custody evaluations, Guardian ad Litems, domestic violence counselors, mental health counselors, psychologists, judges, court commissioners, and graduate students in the above related fields.  The scholarships will cover the registration fee of $300 for professionals and $100 for students.  This includes lunch for both days.  Student scholarship recipients will also receive a check covering the cost of lodging based on the Kalahari room block rate for a single occupant.


Those interested in applying for these scholarships should:

1. Hold a position in Family Court Services, family law, mediation, domestic violence or similar responsibilities, or be a full time graduate student at an accredited university in the areas of social work, law, counseling, or a related field.

2. Not previously attended the WIPCOD Spring Conference.

3. Write a letter of application expressing why you are interested in the scholarship.Please include a brief explanation of your professional position/professional background, and other related experiences.Email the letter to:  You may also mail your letter to:  Outagamie County Family Court Services, Attn. Paul H. Schroth, 320 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911.  Please include your mailing address, email address, and daytime telephone number in the body of the letter.  Deadline for submission of the application is March 1, 2023.  For questions, call Paul directly at (920) 832-5197.  Thank you!

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to 


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