Training Seminars

3 Hour Seminar

ABC Logo_med-smLegal Issues and Family Interventions When Children Resist Contact with a Parent

Presented by Attorney’s BriefCase® Beyond the Basics™

Live presentation (San Francisco) and Live Webcast

November 3, 2015, 6:00PM-9:20PM Pacific, 9:00PM-12:20 Eastern

Also available on DVD/CD

This 3-hour seminar will explore the legal and mental health issues and interventions where children are resisting contact with a parent, an increasingly common dynamic in high-conflict families. The interdisciplinary panel will also explore the characteristics of high-conflict families, essential skills for parents on both sides of this dynamic, and the spectrum of legal and mental health resources and interventions for these families.

Special attention will be given to intensive psycho-educational programs such as Overcoming Barriers Family Camp and Intensives.

Presenters (see bio’s here on our board page):

  • Michèle M. Bissada, JD
  • Sherrol L. Cassedy, JD, MA
  • Hon. Marjorie A. Slabach (Ret.)
  • Matthew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Live Event in San Francisco 

Parc 55 – A Hilton Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin (Market at Fifth)

Cost and Registration

Register online at or download flyer here (Attorney Brief Case PDF) to fax form to Attorney’s Briefcase, Inc. at (510) 465-7348; call (510) 836-2743, or mail completed form and check to 2915 McClure Street, Oakland, CA 94609

  • $175 advance registration (*Judges attend free/Court Personnel half price)
  • $200 three days prior/Door
  • $200 DVD/CD (*Judges half price)    *Email [email protected]/Call(510)836-2743

($50 Cancellation Fee)

Continuing Education

Program approved by CA State Bar for 3.0 hours of Psychological Counseling Legal.

Specialization credit and MCLE credit by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney’s Briefcase, Inc. certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


6 Hour Online Training Seminar

Legal Issues and Family Interventions when Children Resist Contact with a Parent

Overcoming Barriers offers a six hour online training to family court professionals through our sponsor the Steve Frankel Group. This interdisciplinary training explores the characteristics of high-conflict families and legal and mental health interventions where children are resisting contact with a parent.  The program will also explore the spectrum of interventions for these families and best practices for legal and mental health professionals who work on these cases.

Special attention has been given to intensive psycho-educational programs such as Overcoming Barriers and Transitioning Families.

Lead by:

Psychologists, Mediators, Mental Health Professionals, Custody Evaluators

Cost: $195 online video/$95 MP3 Audio


Training Program Fees Include:

  • Program material handouts
  • Six hours continuing education (CLE/CU/CEU certification fees are include in training fees)
    • Psychologists: The Steve Frankel Group, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Steve Frankel Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists attending the course in its entirety will earn 6.0 hours CE credit.
    • MFT/LCSW: The Steve Frankel Group, LLC, will provide 6.0 hours continuing education through their provider status with the CA BBS.

Family Lawyers

The above training is approved by the California State Bar for continuing legal education in the Family Law speciality.  Self-study credit is available through the online version of this training.

  • 5 hours psychology and counseling aspects
  • 1 hour custody of children
  • TOTAL 6 hours

Important Information about MCLE

Overcoming Barriers certifies that this activity, Legal Issues and Family Interventions when Children Resist Contact with a Parent, has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California.

The State Bar of California has approved MCLE for 6 hours in the Family Law Specialty in the areas Custody of Children (1 hour) and Psychological and Counseling Aspects (5 hours).

Because we are not able to adequately monitor attendance, we will not provide Participatory Credit.

From the CA State Bar website:

The MCLE rules specify that some types of activities qualify only for self-study credit. Other kinds of activities can qualify for either participatory or self-study credit, depending on whether or not the particular activity is verified by a provider.

If a provider verifies your “participation,” an activity is “participatory.” Provider verification consists of the following:

  • the provider has you sign in at the time of the activity (electronic sign-in is acceptable),
  • the provider keeps a list of those who sign in, and
  • the provider issues a certificate of attendance to attendees.

Online courses, CD ROM-based courses, and some tape-based courses can count for participatory credit if they are verified by an approved provider. If unsure, contact the individual provider to verify that the program has been approved for participatory credit.

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Thank you program co-sponsors