Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton, 200 1st Ave., Needham, MA

    The Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem presents - 



    Sponsored by Divorce Mediation Training Associates

    Experts will speak on key PC issues on 4 Friday afternoons from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at 200 1st Ave in Needham. Refreshments will be served.

    •  Friday, October 25, 2019 

                Robert Zibbell, Ph.D. & Alexander Jones, Esq.

              Moderated by Ellen Waldorf, Esq. 

    Topics include: Getting started & establishing process & procedures; Role of PC & Standing Order 1-17; Interviewing clients, kids & collaterals; Using ADR techniques; Case reviews

    •  Friday, December 13, 2019         

                Jane Appell, Ph.D & Vicki Shemin, Esq.

              Moderated by Justin Kelsey, Esq.

    Topics include:  Addressing dysfunctional communication; Dynamics of high conflict families and impact on kids; Education, skill-training & problem-solving; case reviews

    •  Friday, January 24, 2020

                Anne Cremonini, LICSW & Joanne Romanow, Esq. 

              Moderated by Jane Appell, Ph.D.

    Topics include: Difficult personalities, vulnerable clients & mental health issues; Addressing verbal/physical abuse; Problem-solving and conflict management techniques; case reviews

    •  Friday, March 20, 2020

                Robin Deutsch, Ph.D. & Tony Pelusi, Esq.

              Moderated by Robert Zibbell, Ph.D.

    Topics include:  Alienation/estrangement; Step-up plans & other problem-solving techniques; Med-Arb Issues; How & when to get out of a case; case reviews

    Each Individual Session:   $25 - MAGAL members/$35 - non-members

    Total of Four Sessions: $80 - MAGAL member/$115 - non-members

    2.0-8.0 credit hours awarded for PC Accreditation

    Register online or mail your check to:     MAGAL, P.O. Box 304, Franklin, MA 02038

    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Conference Center at Waltham Woods



    Friday, January 10, 2020  8:30am – 5:00pm

    The Conference Center at Waltham Woods &
    Live streamed conference - UMASS Springfield

     “But They Refuse to Go!” 
    Parental Alienation on Trial


    Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D.

    Forensic child and family psychologist 

    Palo Alto, California


    Hon. Kevin R. Connelly

    Plymouth Probate & Family Court 

    And several experts in the field of parental alienation

    Registration Information:

    Through January 1, 2020:
    MAGAL members  $185 
    Non-members        $210
    Membership + Conference (new members only)  $245

    From January 2 to January 10, 2020
    Members                $205
    Non-members       $230
    Membership + Conference (new members only)  $265

    Registration for live stream conference - UMASS Springfield
    (before 1/1/2020)

    MAGAL members                                           $145.00

    Conference for non-members                        $165.00

    Conference and new MAGAL membership    $195.00

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