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:

ConFERENCE
             2023

 
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 Moms, Ferocious Fathers and Angry Adolescents

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

Topic: Between Two Homes: Tools for helping families coparent

SPEAKERS
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.

SPEAKERS
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.

WIPCOD ANNOUNCES THE STEVE BOLDA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The 46th 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 28 and Friday, April 29, 2022.  We are pleased to announce Rebecca Stahl, J.D., Alonzo Kelly, M.A., Marcia Kline Pruett, Ph.D., and Kyle Pruett, M.D. as our 2022 keynote speakers. 

Rebecca Stahl is an innovative family law attorney, researcher, and educator who has dedicated her career to making the legal process less difficult for families.  Alonzo Kelly is a dynamic executive coach, educator, author, and radio host who focuses on leadership development and strategic planning/goal achievement on an individual/organizational level.  Ms. Stahl and Mr. Kelly’s workshop will assist WIPCOD participants in developing critical thinking skills, as well as trauma and culturally informed skills when interviewing child clients. 

Marcia Kline Pruett is an esteemed clinical psychologist, mediator, consultant, researcher, educator, and author whose work has promoted healthy family development during key life transitions, especially how it relates to child development, conflict resolution, and parent inclusiveness.  Kyle Pruett is a pioneering psychiatrist, researcher, educator, author, and media personality who is an expert in child development and family relationships, and child/father relationships.  Marcia Kline Pruett and Kyle Pruett’s workshop will focus on the newest science on children’s mental health in the context of current trends affecting families, including COVID, the rising rates of anxiety, hospitalizations, gender identity, the role of resilience and limitations to attachment theory, and the (mis)use of medication.  (Please go to www.wipcod.org for further information regarding our esteemed speakers’ workshops).

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 course materials and lunch for both days.

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: Paul.Schroth@outagamie.org.  You may also send/mail your letter to:  Paul H. Schroth, Outagamie County Family Court Services, 320 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911.

4. 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, 2022.  For questions, call Paul at (920) 832-5197.

Register and pay for the conference using your paypal account or a major credit card BELOW-REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 CONFERENCE IS CLOSED


 



*Even if paying with credit card, click on the paypal button-all registrants needs to click on the payPal button-to confirm your registration.
 

Questions regarding registration can be emailed to wipcod@gmail.com 


FUTURE WIPCOD DATES:


aPRIL 25 AND 26, 2024
aPRIL 24 AND 25, 2025
APRIL 23 AND 24, 2026