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Paradigm Shift: Treating Patients Embroiled in Conflict

  • 10 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom - link to be emailed to registrants prior to the event
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Morris County Psychological Association

  • You are invited to join us at our monthly zoom program:

     Paradigm Shift: Treating Parents Embroiled in Conflict

    Presented by:

    Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D. and Tamsen Thorpe, Ph.D.


Dr. Montgomery is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Morristown, NJ. with an expertise in clinical and forensic psychology and has served as an expert in over 2000 custody disputes in New Jersey and other states. She has taught, lectured extensively, and presented papers at both national and international conferences and was past president of  NJPA. MCPA, and the NJ Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Dr. Thorpe is also a clinical and forensic psychologist in Morristown where she works with couples and individuals who are in transition or in high conflict.  In a forensic capacity she provides evaluations and interventions such as Parent Coordination or Reunification.   


High conflict between parents leads to devastating consequences for children, whether or not the parents eventually divorce.  Shielding children from the impact of parental conflict, understanding the dynamics of the conflict, as well as teaching both married and divorced parents to manage their disagreements, needs to be the focus of treatment.  In this presentation, current research, treatment options, and parenting techniques will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:  By the end of the program participants will be able to:

1.  Recognize and assess high conflict co-parenting dynamics.

2. Describe negative impacts on children and how to better buffer them.

3. Summarize treatment options.

4. Engage in paradigm shift in therapeutic approach to high conflict parents.

 This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and graduate students. It will be presented at an intermediate level, meant for those with some prior knowledge of the subject matter. The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict of interest for this program.

When:      Wednesday, November 10th 2021

                 9:00-9:30am  Coffee and Talking to Colleagues 

                 9:30-10:30am  Presentation

Where:      zoom – address emailed prior to the event upon registration

Cost:         $20 (non-MCPA members)

                  $10 (MCPA members)

                  $0 students

When:       Wednesday, Nov. 10th 2021


Contact:   Nancy Sidhu at nancysidhumcpa@gmail.com if you have any questions or prefer not to register online. Anyone requesting accommodations as per Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Nancy Sidhu 14 days ahead of the zoom event.

Please register online by Monday, November 8th  2021 at www.mcpanj.com


1.0 CE Credit Available

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and the Morris County Psychological Association. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA sponsored programs.  No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

This program is approved for 1 CE credit. The cost of a CE Certificate is $15 for NJPA members, $25 for non-members, and free for sustaining members.

Refunds will be granted for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of the event start time or due to technological difficulties with the zoom process.

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