Who We Are
MAGAL is a professional organization of mental health professionals, attorneys, family service officers, judges, and academics who work in and with the Probate and Family Courts that are charged with resolving disputes over the custody of children.
May 9, 2024 - Waltham Woods Conference Center
Members of MAGAL include judges, attorneys, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, visitation supervisors and family service officers. Membership, is by application, subject to board approval, is open to professionals with a practice or interest in child custody.
Our mission is primarily one of education. First and foremost, we educate our members about legal and clinical best practices.
Wednesdays at noon
Every Wednesday at noon we host a zoom discussion called the GAL discussion group. Click the link below to join.
Fridays at 1pm
MAGAL in conjunction with AFCC hosts a zoom discussion called the PC Discussion Goup for those serving as parenting coordinators.
On alternate Fridays, we host a discussion group for court involved therapists (CIT) for those doing therapeutic work with high conflict families of divorce or who are currently litigating divorce. To attend these groups, you must be a member of MAGAL or AFCC.PC Discussion Group - Every other Friday at 1pm
(Membership in either MAGAL or AFCC-MA is required to join meetings.