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

             2022

 
April 28 and April 29, 2022
Featuring Keynote Speakers
Rebecca Stahl, J.D., Alonzo Kelly, M.A., Marcia Kline Pruett, Ph.D., and Kyle Pruett, M.D.

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 28, 2022
Marsha Kline Pruett, PHD, MSL, ABPP 
and
Kyle Pruett, M.D.

AGENDA

7:30-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:40 Announcements and Introductions

8:40-9:30 Families: COVID crises and adaptations

9:30-9:45 Q&A

9:45-10:20 Early Childhood: Brain development and resilience

10:20-10:35 Break

10:35-11:10 Early Childhood: Beyond attachment theory

11:10-12:00 Case Consultations

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:10-1:45 Middle Childhood and Adolescence: Rise in anxiety and depression; suicidality

1:45-2:00 Q&A

2:00-2:30 Middle Childhood and Adolescence: Gender identity: definitions, knowledge base, implications

2:30-2:45 Q&A

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Middle Childhood and Adolescence: ADD and treatments for ADD and mood disorders 3:45-4:30 Role Plays how to raise these issues with families

4:30-5:00 Case Consultations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify changes in children’s mental health since COVID began;

  • Describe the new trends in gender identity;

  • Outline interventions with children for the issues mentioned above and how to assess if they are helping the client;

  • Apply skills for questioning clients and conversing with parents and children about issues related to healthy early child development, ADD, gender non-conformity, and anxiety; and

  • Complete case analysis and engage in role plays to integrate their new knowledge into practice with families.

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April 29, 2022
Rebecca M. Stahl, Attorney at Law
and
Alonzo Kelly, MPA, MHRLR, MBA

AGENDA

7:30 -8:00 AM Registration

8:00 – 8:15 Announcements and Introductions

8:15 – 9:45 Understanding how our lived and learned experiences are influencing how we see, receive, and respond to the world around us

9:45 - 10:00 Q&A

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11.45 ACEs – what is the impact of cultural issues being left off the original ACE study? How do fight/flight/freeze manifest? Impacts on our child clients and on us as professionals (the impact on us as professionals impacts our ability to hold the larger container for our discomfort)

 

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

 

12:45 – 2:15 Critical thinking from theory to practice. Hands on practical experience for authentic inquiry

2:15 - 2:30 PM Q&A

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:15 Somatic memories – why does this matter in a cultural context? AGENDA Belonging – where do I belong? Where do I feel I belong? Where am I being told I belong? Trauma from a nervous system perspective How do we feel these cultural issues in our nervous systems? Activity – noticing when we face an issue with which we disagree, in our nervous systems, and how to navigate it differently Epigenetics and their influence on interviewing clients Specific trauma-informed tools to interview children that consider the impact of cultural differences and our own potential discomfort as professionals

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

 

  • Describe the ways in which stress and trauma manifest in themselves and children during child interviews; and

  • Apply trauma and culturally-informed skills when interviewing child clients.

  • Apply critical thinking to decision making;

  • Create and support cultures of accountability; and

  • Demonstrate mastery of the elements of thought and key questions for clarity.

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

Marsha 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 related 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. Marsha 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.

Rebecca M. Stahl, Attorney at Law

Rebecca M. Stahl is the Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Rebecca previously represented children in child welfare cases in Los Angeles County and Tucson, Arizona. Rebecca was a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand and studied the role of lawyers for children in family court cases. Rebecca has presented at a variety of international conferences focused on children's rights and family law on topics ranging from the role of lawyers for to trauma. Rebecca co-authored, Representing Children in Dependency and Family Law: Beyond the Law, a book regarding psychological issues lawyers for children need to understand to better represent their child clients and has published articles on the role of children's representation, including a recent one on trauma, published in October 2020 in Family Court Review. Rebecca is the chair of the Board of Somatic Experiencing International (SEI), an international trauma-healing organization. 

Alonzo Kelly, MPA, MHRLR, MBA

A dynamic Executive Coach, Professor, 3x Best Selling Author, and Radio Host, Alonzo Kelly has gained international and global attention as a premier consultant and strategist. Alonzo is recognized as one the nation’s leading experts on leadership development, strategic thinking, planning, and acting which results in individual and organizational goal achievement. He has appeared on America’s Premier Experts which airs on major networks across the country including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Alonzo has served over 1,000 individuals through personal and professional development, delivered training to a plethora of Fortune 500 Companies, Colleges and Universities, Foreign Countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Guam), nonprofit organizations, and is consistently retained to be the keynote speaker at large and small events across the country. He holds a bachelor’s in Accounting, three master’s degrees (Public Administration, Human Resource & Labor Relations, Business Administration), and is nearing completion of a PhD in Multidisciplinary Human Services. He is also currently in the process of obtaining his Doctorate in Business Administration. He currently serves on the State Board of Directors for the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), National Board of Directors for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted), the Fire and Police Commission for the City of Howard, and Board of Directors for Family Services of Brown County. Find more at www.alonzokelly.com

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.

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


FUTURE WIPCOD DATES:


aPRIL 27 AND 28, 2023
aPRIL 25 AND 26, 2024
aPRIL 24 AND 25, 2025
APRIL 23 AND 24, 2026