Author Archives: OCB Staff

Support OCB in 2015

Your support in 2015 will significantly increase our impact in 2016 and beyond.  Please consider making a donation to Overcoming Barriers, a 501c3 non-profit!

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Building Family Resilience From The Ground Up

As Overcoming Barriers (OCB) has grown from an original program prototype to a national organization working to expand and deliver programs throughout the US and Canada, we have recognized the critical importance of training to the success of OCB’s mission. … Continue reading

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Intensive Immersion Training 2015

Deadline for registration extended to November 24th, 2015. This specialized program is for clinicians working with post-separation problems where children resist contact with a parent.  Trainees will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in an Overcoming Barriers Family Intensive Program guided by … Continue reading

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Webcast-Live 3 hour San Francisco Seminar

Attorney’s BriefCase® Beyond the Basics™ Presents A Conversation with Overcoming Barriers Legal Issues and Family Interventions When Children Resist Contact with a Parent An intensive 3-hour exploration of the complex and increasingly common dynamic of child resistance. Live presentation (San Francisco) and … Continue reading

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Press Release: Detroit Child Custody Action – Detention for Kids?

OCB Clinicians’ Response Judge Gorcyca, the Detroit Judge who ordered three minor children into juvenile detention for refusal to have lunch with their Dad, has set off a firestorm in the media and brought the issue of child alienation to … Continue reading

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Program Evaluation 2015

Dr. Michael Saini, Associate Professor of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto (visit website) began collaborating with OCB in 2013 to develop, implement and analyze the evaluation of Overcoming Barriers’ programs. At the 2015 AFCC National Conference in New Orleans, Dr. … Continue reading

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Parenting Guide

Check out our recently published guide for Parents and Professionals: Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent – Available on Amazon Books (click here for our page on Amazon). Reviews: Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. – Northern California Mediation Center, author … Continue reading

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San Francisco Judge’s Reception

This event was an opportunity for Bay Area judicial officers to learn about Overcoming Barriers’ slate of programs, serving families directly with family camps and written resources, while also evaluating programs and providing professional training and other resources to the … Continue reading

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Arizona Family Camp 2015

Arizona Program was Completed in 2015 Program Dates: April 24-28, 2015 The Arizona Group is comprised of Jack Moran, PhD; Michael Liebman, LPC; and Judy Lewis-Thome, all of whom trained in the Overcoming Barriers Approach last summer in Vermont observing … Continue reading

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Overcoming Barriers at AFCC-AZ & CA

Overcoming Barriers was well represented at AFCC – California and Arizona. At the Association of Family Court Professionals California conference in February OCB Board members, Drs. Robin Deutsch and John Moran, as well as Board President Hon. Marjorie Slabach (ret.), … Continue reading

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