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Parent Coordination Central (.com) isn’t. Unless Coordinating a Sequence of Adm. Dissolutions was part of the plan? Neither “is” (as a Georgia nonprofit) either The Cooperative Parenting Institute, Inc. or Nat’l Parent Coordination Association, Inc. (Susan Boyan, Anne Marie Termini joint websites and “flash-in-the-pan” Georgia nonprofits, revisited, Dec. 2017)

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I was looking at Massachusetts AFCC filings and website again recently, in the context of reunification camp “Overcoming Barriers” being advertised on the site; a topic I’m posting on currently, and very concerned about; the practice seems so aggressive towards minor children and can involve and has involved hauling them (transporting, including by airplane) cross-country for group therapy and re-indoctrination, “deprogramming parental alienation” camps.

MA AFCC “Resources for Families” page, featuring, among other offerings, the 501©3 “Overcoming Barriers.” Parental Alienation-antidote,a.k.a. reunification therapy (or camps)….

(Overcoming Barriers website detail: Our Approach) viewed 12/19/2017


MA AFCC web page featuring Parent Coordination (see website for active links)

Anyhow, I noticed that the MAAFCC.org website, which is pretty basic, not overly populated with information, does take time to advertise and talk about Parent Coordination, and its certification (i.e., get trained to be listed as a provider).  It also shows this to have been, it seems, a very recent (2017) administrative ruling to make it, or some new element of it, happen.

Home page of AFCC chapter in MA. Fairly straightforward.

MA AFCC Articles of Incorp (partial, from state business entities search site)

So… on the topic and title of “Parent Coordinator,” like others AFCC members (under its name or under other significant organizations or center they may have been involved with) helped sponsor as professions, such a dispute resolution, or mediator, or the concept of “collaborative divorce,” etc.,  just because this may not be making headlines on “outraged parent news” journalism, including about parents periodically suing over it in protest, doesn’t mean the court-ordered practice or judicial involvement in certifying or training people for it (to get referral business from the courts) has ceased operations.

Click to enlarge. Self-explanatory. Found on MAAFCC.org website on a page dedicated to  “Parenting Coordination” news.

Some apparently have, though, it seems ceased staying legally registered at the state level.  The ones in Georgia here, I DNR whether I ever found related tax returns.  There may have been Forms 990-N filed (or, maybe not), but it’s not on my priority list to check the IRS individually for these.

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To be honest, I wanted to refer to this, check back because I referred to it, but not clutter up the original post.  Parent post (this will probably be published right after it, and before Christmas Day, 2017) is “Incentivizing Reunification Camps while Family Policy already sets the stage for Familial Abductions.” (short-link ending “-8fE”).  The post you’re reading now IS short; consider it a footnote only (not a major expose!)…
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Cooperative Parenting Institute aka Family Solutions, LLC and “Lack of Tort for Failure to Report”

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9/21/2011 note:

As I continue working on this post, the television has breaking news about “Georgia waiting to execute Troy Davis.”  Georgia also is home to the nonprofit hospital scandals (“Phoebe Factoids”), to a major Fatherhood Initiative at the Statewide level, and to several of these parenting coordination trainers.  So perhaps it’s appropriate to post for Georgia today — although on my area of interest, not the national news.

This post is in part my wish not to be a false-accuser of a business entity whose location and incorporation I just can’t seem to find, but who is clearly in business; and the business they are in is teaching parenting, as well as — for a good fee — training licensed trainers in how to teach parenting.    Allegedly in business since 1997:

It’s going to have several pieces:  As usual, I will get some jabs in at the concept of “parenting coordination” to start with, as well as incorporations, trademark registrations, another AFCC conference (showing the overlap of entities “collaborating” on how to devise more programs to send parents to), and so forth.

I will attempt to locate the corporate entities which the publicity material claims to exist.

I recommend that people stop doing business with entitites that can’t put their true names (or acknowledge an “aka”), state of incorporation, and if a nonprofit, their nonprofit EIN# (which then proves to be CURRENT) on the website.  If Children’s Rights Council can do this — and it does — then so can they, as advocates of similar philosophies to CRC, which is that a child must NEVER be separated from a parent – unless that parent has been difficult, high-conflict, or potentially alienating the child from its molester, abuser, or the parenting coordinator.  Seriously, that text does exist or at least did recently in a Parent Coordination Handbook of NH.

I’m a wordpress blog author, NOT a professional in law, psychology, or mediation, so take my “recommendations” with a grain of salt and don’t rely on them.  If you have a major problem involving any of the fields I’m commenting on, consult a professional in them (or, don’t), who probably has liability insurance, which I don’t. That’s my disclaimer!   

Per a “Trademark Registry” (I searched the US database for only the words “Cooperative Parenting” — and the record shows that the term was used for approximately TWO YEARS :   1997-1999 and was abandoned:

Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead
1 77842321 3962630 NATIONAL COOPERATIVE PARENTING CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN TARR LIVE
2 75566159 COOPERATIVE PARENTING TARR DEAD

the 2nd link/row “Cooperative Parenting” clearly shows that this was Boyan & Termini:  Notice it was first used in 1992, 1994 — before the passage of the VAWA act, before the formation of National Fatherhood Institute, before welfare reform of 1996, which in part financially supports the use of parent education as a way to get increased noncustodial parent access, through the Welfare System:

Word Mark COOPERATIVE PARENTING
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Videos, parent’s guides, group leader’s guides, parent coordinator’s guides, marketing and intake/assessment forms, are offered throughout USA. FIRST USE: 19970200. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19970604(ABANDONED) IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Cooperative parenting is a psychoeducational video-based program designed to improve the quality of relationships in situations of divorce Services are provided in Georgia and PA Training sessions are provided to professionals to use program in other states. FIRST USE: 19920800. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19940411
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75566159
Filing Date August 24, 1998
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Termini, Ann Marie UNKNOWN UNITED STATES 2801 Buford Highway Suite T70 Atlanta GEORGIA 30329(APPLICANT) Boyan, Susan B UNKNOWN UNITED STATES 2801 Buford Highway Suite T70 Atlanta GEORGIA 30329
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date October 22, 1999

If you click on the “status” (see chart), it will show this cause:  Abandonment, insufficient filing fees, and clearly again names Boyan/Termini:

Mark(words only): COOPERATIVE PARENTING

Standard Character claim: No

Current Status: Abandoned because the applicant failed to respond or filed a late response to an Office action. To view all documents in this file, click on the Trademark Document Retrieval link at the top of this page.

Date of Status: 2000-03-06

Filing Date: 1998-08-24

Transformed into a National Application: No

Date In Location: 2000-03-09


LAST APPLICANT(S)/OWNER(S) OF RECORD


1. Boyan, Susan B

Address: 
Boyan, Susan B
2801 Buford Highway Suite T70
Atlanta, GA 30329
United States
Legal Entity Type: Unknown
State or Country Where Organized: United States

2. Termini, Ann Marie

Address: 
Termini, Ann Marie
2801 Buford Highway Suite T70
Atlanta, GA 30329
United States
Legal Entity Type: Unknown
State or Country Where Organized: United States

“LEGAL ENTITY TYPE — UNKNOWN”


GOODS AND/OR SERVICES


International Class: 009
Class Status: Inactive – Insufficient Fee Received
Videos, parent’s guides, group leader’s guides, parent coordinator’s guides, marketing and intake/assessment forms, are offered throughout USA
Basis: 1(a)
First Use Date: 1997-02-00
First Use in Commerce Date: 1997-06-04

International Class: 042
Class Status: Active
Cooperative parenting is a psychoeducational video-based program designed to improve the quality of relationships in situations of divorce Services are provided in Georgia and PA Training sessions are provided to professionals to use program in other states

NOTE: To view any document referenced below, click on the link to “Trademark Document Retrieval” shown near the top of this page.

2000-03-06 – Abandonment – Failure To Respond Or Late Response

1999-04-22 – Non-final action mailed

1999-04-15 – Assigned To Examiner

 


THE OTHER TRADEMARK APPLICATION, WHICH NAME APPROXIMATES THESE TERMS IS FROM ANOTHER AFCC PROFESSIONAL:

The top row is Trademark for a logo, I guess, originator “Debra Carter” – a name I know from Florida AFCC :

Mark Image

This one became “live” last March, 2011 (see details here):

Word Mark NATIONAL COOPERATIVE PARENTING CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Education services, namely, providing training and continuing education for legal, mental health and lay persons in the field of parenting coordination, children’s issues, parenting plan development, child and family mental health and the family law process. FIRST USE: 20090101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090101
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.01.02 – Men depicted as shadows or silhouettes of men; Silhouettes of men
02.03.02 – Silhouettes of women; Women depicted as shadows or silhouettes of women
02.05.04 – Children, girl(s); Girls
02.05.05 – Boys; Children, boy(s)
02.05.24 – Stylized children, including children depicted in caricature form
02.07.04 – Families (adults and children); Groups, adults and children, including family groups
26.11.11 – Rectangles divided twice into three sections
26.11.21 – Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 77842321
Filing Date October 6, 2009
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition December 21, 2010
Registration Number 3962630
Registration Date May 17, 2011
Owner (REGISTRANT) Carter, Debra INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 4835 27th Street West Bradenton FLORIDA 34207
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “NATIONAL COOPERATIVE PARENTING CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The color(s) blue, black and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the phrase “NATIONAL COOPERATIVE PARENTING CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN” in white on a dark blue background. To the left of the wording is the outline of a man and woman in white and a boy and girl in white outlined in black below, all on a light blue background.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

DEBRA CARTER WORKS IN FLORIDA:

FLORIDA 2009 AFCC conference, “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO FAMILIES IN THE COURTS.

Co-sponsored by

the Florida Bar Association & The “Office of the States Court Administrator”

Supported (financially?) by:

Supporters:

Association of Family Law Professionals of Southwest Florida

Carter Psychology Center Counseling Associates, P.A., Inc.

Silver Psychology Center

Twelfth Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative

In Collaboration With:

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, The Barry University Counseling Department, Florida Dispute Resolution Center, University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative

Whether they are Co-sponsoring, Supporting, or Collaborating with, one thing is for sure — more products and professional niches will be rehearsed, expounded, and tweaked for application in family court venue, which some of the presenters are helping run.

FROM “Carter Psychology Center

Families in Transition

Families in Transition

Family Therapy
Caregiver Education & Support
Child/Adolescent Interventions
Divorce & Separation Services
Parenting Coordination **

Parenting Coordination
Parenting Coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that helps parents resolve issues and learn how to protect their children from the harmful effects of chronic exposure to parental conflict. When parents need an objective expert to help them co-parent more effectively, the parenting coordinator will help ensure that the children’s needs and best interests are met.”


{{yes, naturally a trained psychologist is objective, doesn’t the degree prove that?}}
Parenting Assessment

 

Here’s a rather different parental viewpoint from a mother (whose 12 year old evidently is now in Russia) on Dr. Carter — interesting.  But this person is not the focus of today’s post. Just indicators there are indeed problems with these court-appointees and their relationships with the judges.  Posting is from July, 2011 I pasted some text into the URL if you hover cursor over it.  The custody evaluation Dr. Carter provided cost $30,000.

 

PARENTING COORDINATION TRAINING

(Also known as Parenting Faciliation Training in Texas)

  

The Cooperative Parenting Institute

Leaders in the Field of Parenting Coordination

The Cooperative Parenting Institute (CPI) is an internationally recognized leader providing high quality parenting coordination training programs.  Since 1997, the CPI has dominated the field of parenting coordination by creating the only comprehensive step-by-step PC training model. The Institute offers 20-24-26 hour parenting coordination/facilitation training opportunities each year.  A 12-hour advanced training is available for the experienced parenting coordinator.  The training programs meet the requirements established by state statutes.  In addition, the presenters are available for custom designed training in your local area.   Susan Boyan, LMFT and Ann Marie Termini, LPC are recognized leaders and innovative trainers.  As skilled parenting coordinators, since 1991 and 1993 respectively, Ann Marie and Susan have facilitated many complex and highly conflictual divorce cases.  They have drawn on their extensive experience, research and interactive approach to prepare professionals for the challenging role of parenting coordinator.  For more information on the presenters and to register visit www.cooperativeparenting.com    

Who wrote up this site material?

The field of “parenting coordination” isn’t exactly old, and to “dominate” the field (if this is true) simply means a person connected to whoever started this field (i.e., whichever AFCC members were admitted to have come up with the idea) has a good business savvy and knows a market niche when he/she sees one.  Wait 20 more years, and the up and coming AFCC-originated field will have a new name… the better to stress out your grandchildren with if one of their parents decides to separate from a partner and they (meaning one or more of the partners) can’t/won’t settle out of court.

 

But let’s talk what years it got started:  The site claims, “SINCE 1997, CPI has dominated”  

Below, I have posted (and linked to) an appellate decision from the State of Georgia in which Susan Boyan’s company was defendant; the decision is in 2006 and a certain footnote identifies “Cooperative Parenting Institute a/k/a Family Solutions, LLC.”    Family Solutions, LLC itself (in Georgia at least) is identified as an entity which began in 2007 — not 1997, and is run by a different person, Kathleen Shack (who also notes AFCC in her “Background” page).

Surely somewhere there is a reasonable explanation for when Family Solutions, LLC lost it’s “aka.”  Did Shack & Boyan/Termini originally work together and have a split?  Did someone sell the corporation?  Did it survive a merger, and where, pray tell, WHERE is the EIN# of this nonprofit currently residing.  Because an LLC, as we know, the purpose is to “limit liability.”

The training costs (this site) run from $350 go $475 depending on which package.   For this entrance fee, people can be qualified to get in on the business of parenting coordination, likely to be ordered by a family court judge.  The people applying are likely AFCC anyhow, because that is the primary association/nonprofit responsible for having engendered and set up the family law arena originally and to have continued transforming it to accommodate more and more “trainings” for cronies.

Referral to other PC /AFCC professionals on the “parenting coordination central” site:

P.C.  TRAINING  RESOURCES

The PCC does not endorse any training opportunties.  In an effort to share information to potential parenting coordinators, this resource will be updated as information is gathered.

2010  TORONTO, ONTARIO:  Dr. Barbara Fidler and Linda Chodos, MSW, RSW are offering basic and advanced parenting coordination training on the following dates:

  •  April 30, and May 1, 2010  Advanced-Small Group  ($829.50 for both dates)
  •  October 29-30, 2010 Foundations: A Small Group ($829.50 for both days)

TAMPA, FLORIDA University of Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative are offering trainings on the following dates:

  • January 15-17 (basic)  Debra Carter and Judge Starnes**
  • March 6-7 (advance)   Debra Carter and Judge Starnes

 

**see above:  FL 2009 AFCC conference was “supported” by Carter’s group (Carter Psychology) and Judge Starnes’ group (Association of Family Law Professionals of Southwest Florida), giving a new meaning to ‘all in the family” when it comes to these conferences.  Sorry to bring up a bad pun/reference — but they are in fact incestuous and inbred, possibly why it’s so hard to come up with an original idea, and why they are running out of names for the same old, OLD ideas — that anyone seeking divorce, reporting abuse or domestic violence, or wishing to separate from violence and bad relationships must be mentally sick in the head, and  candidate for behavioral modification reprogramming at their own (or the public’s) expense.  See Phyllis Chesler’s “Women & Madness,” in the 1970s.  Same general concepts.

For how popular (or well-publicized) the group is, see this google search on — you got it, “Cooperative Parenting Institute”

  1. Cooperative Parenting Institute | Home

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/ – Cached

    Cooperative Parenting Institute is an organization whose mission is to promote the healing and enhancement of family relationships. The focus of the Institute …  (what follows are the sub-categories that put this at top of Search Engine results).

    Parenting Coordination Training

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/pctr
    The Cooperative Parenting 

    Divorce Products

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/div
    Cooperative Parenting Institute 

    Georgia

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/geo
    Susan Boyan L.M.F.T. is the co 

    Contact

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/cont
    Cooperative Parenting Institute 

    Cooperative Parenting Institute

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/…/P…
    COOPERATIVE PARENTING 

    CROSSROADS of Parenting 

    www.cooperativeparenting.com/cros
    Cooperative Parenting Institute 
  2. Cooperative Parenting Institute Atlanta, GA, 30329 – YP.com

    http://www.yellowpages.com/…/cooperativeparentinginstitute-15787181 – Cached

    Get directions, reviews, payment information on Cooperative Parenting Institute located at Atlanta, GA. Search for other Marriage, Family, 

  3. Cooperative Parenting Institute Business Review in Atlanta, GA 

    http://www.bbb.org/…/cooperativeparentinginstitute-in-atlanta-ga-60064… – Cached

    BBB’s Business Review for Cooperative Parenting Institute, Business Reviews and Ratings for Cooperative Parenting Institute in Atlanta, GA.

  4. Center for Cooperative Parenting – Home

    http://www.centerforcooperativeparenting.org/ – Cached

    Role and Mission of the Center The Center for Cooperative Parenting (CCP) is a non-profit agency providing a community-based continuum of educational and 

  5. Parenting Coordination Central: The Premier Resource on 

    www.parentingcoordinationcentral.com/pg18.cfm – Cached

    The Cooperative Parenting Institute (CPI) is an internationally recognized leader providing high quality parenting coordination training programs. Since 1997 

  6. Cooperative Parenting Institute Counselor in Atlanta, GA 30329

    http://www.wellness.com/dir/4025286/…/cooperativeparentinginstitute – Cached

    Cooperative Parenting Institute is a Counselor at 2801 Buford Highway Northeast Atlanta, GA. Wellness.com provides reviews, contact information, 

  7. Staff :: Co-Parenting Solutions, Inc. :: Families Seeking Answers To 

    http://www.co-parentingsolutions.com/staff.html – Cached

    Carrie Beaird, M.A. is the Program Director and President of Co-Parenting  and is certified in Cooperative Parenting from the Cooperative Parenting Institute

  8. Cooperative Parenting Institute, Atlanta GA 30329 

    MerchantCircle.com — Cooperative Parenting Institute of 2801 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA. Phone: 404-315-7474. . Find coupons, blogs, and newsletters in 

Given the background bios of at least one presenter, this is going to also incorporate “parental alienation” legal strategy, i.e., how to minimize abuse and switch custody to the abuser, or at a minimum increase noncustodial parenting time.

I have been generally speaking disturbed by the speed of incorporation / losing corporate status /re-incorporation under a different name (or state) with the same personnel and same ideas borrowed from someone else, aka basically AFCC whose organizationally stated purpose is to change the “old” language of criminal law (although criminal law language still exists on the books, this organization has done SO much to change the practice of prosecuting crimes within the family, by carving out a “Safety Zone” for abusers, crooks & liars (not only some of the parents!), called “family law,” which unfortunately, trawling for prolonged litigation and tax-free income / rock-solid retirement income (for court professionals, that is) — has caught a lot of innocents, too.  Its wide-discretion, judicial immunity, and outsourcing of business to non-judicial players, it’s need for increasing funding by continuing to solicit grants-based program funding, etc. — has seriously impacted the average working family in the US, whether or not this family even has children!  (Because of the public expense factor)

LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT are ALFRED ADLER & RUDOLPH DREIKURS THEORIES doing as marketed in the US, Sweden, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Kuwait.

(trademark search, US — not found.  There was an Active Muslim Parenting Mark found approximately 1996, from a nonprofit in Chicago, then abandoned):

Mark Image

??  Does this include Sharia law, and stoning for adultery, or over-Westernization?  Not on the books, I’m sure… Moving on….

Active Parenting Publishers…innovators of
video-based education programsClick for special topics:
About Dr. Popkin
About Our Programs
About the Authors & Consultants
Availability for Speaking Engagements
Contact Us
Active Parenting Publishers, Inc., was founded in 1980 by Dr. Michael H. Popkin, a former child and family therapist and Coordinator of Child and Family Services for Northside Community Mental Health Centers in Atlanta, Georgia.APP delivers quality education programs for parents, children and teachers to schools, hospitals, social services organizations, churches and the corporate market. ( so far: I’m sure more applications will be dreamed up once those markets are saturated...) The Active Parenting model is heavily based upon the theories of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs (click here for more about Adlerian Psychology as it applies to Active Parenting).The most popular program is Active Parenting Now, for parents of children ages five to twelve. Active Parenting Publishers is recognized as an innovator in the educational market and is committed to our mission of developing human potential through our programs.APP operates out of Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Our products are distributed throughout the US as well as in Canada, Japan, Korea, Kuwait and Sweden.
Pioneers of the world’s first video-based parenting education programThe first three years of the company were devoted to research and development, as Dr. Popkin’s vision of integrating video and group discussion into advanced education programs evolved.

After reading more on this, I have identified what, in great part, so irritates me about adults who believe they have “the answers” and wish to teach the world how the world works.     This viewpoint, as we’re going to see, does not incorporate ethical or moral truths, right v. wrong, or even spirituality — which are some of the critical issues that philosophers and statesmen have debated for milennia.  However, through a captive audience, it could be possible for ONE philosophy of life to dominate and be imposed on whatever young — or raising young — population can be put in front of the Adlerian/Dreikuring viewpoint, which many Americans do not share, and have a right not to.  Read on:

ADLER & DREIKURS

Let’s look a bit about Alfred Adler and Ronald Dreikurs and why / if this viewpoint, which (contrary to most religions) indicates that there IS no moral judgment only “logical consequences.”  it is an attempt to control classrooms or intervene with problemmatice (children) through a different paradigm.

Descriptions, definitions, synonyms, organizer terms, types of

1. Biography

This social psychologist was born in Vienna, Austria on February 8, 1897. His contributions to society were plentiful up until his passing on May 25, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. Dreikurs was a student and colleague of social pychologist Alfred Adler, who “believed that the central motivation of all humans is to belong and be accepted by others” (Wolfgang, 2001, p. 115). After his death, two writers continued to expand on his work. Linda Albert composed A Teacher’s Guide to Cooperative Discipline, while Donald Dinkmeyer produced Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).

The Encyclopedia Britannica depicts Dreikurs as an “American psychiatrist and educator who developed the Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler’s system of individual psychology into a pragmatic method for understanding the purposes of reprehensible behaviour in children and for stimulating cooperative behaviour without punishment or reward.

Basically, it’s behavioral control of unruly pupils  & Children, and if using “logical consequences” involving social isolation, it’s still a TRAINING manual.

Contrast with the work of, for example, Dr. Viktor Frankl (Concentration camp survivor) who wrote the classic “Man’s search for meaning.”

2. Historical background of Adler’s theory

The rash application of Freudian concepts and John Dewey’s progressive education caused extreme indulgence or ultra permissiveness in discipline and failed effectively dealing with children in new democratic society. For Adler, “what was needed was a willingness to understand the child and to stimulate his cooperation” (Dreikurs, 1968, p. 19) based on the responsibility.
3. Basics of Adler and Dreikurs’s social theory

① Adler’s Basic premises (Dreikurs, 1972, pp. 8-9)

i) Man is a social being and his main desire (the basic motivation) is to belong.

ii) All behavior is purposive. One cannot understand behavior of another person unless one knows to which goal it is directed, and it is always directed towards finding one’s place.

iii) Man is a decision-making organism.

iv) Man does not see reality as it is, but only as he perceives it, and his perception may be mistaken or biased.

Msn is a Social Being and a Decision-Making Organism.  Obviously, this view of man does not deal with spirit, purpose, and belief in life beyond death, which have motivated many (if not most) of the cultures of the world.  This basically states man is an animal — only.

Maybe he is.  Or maybe he isn’t.  However, “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” indicates people who believed he was NOt just an animal to be manipulated (although, according to “human nature” it’s clear that, while all animals were equal, some were to be designated more equal than others.  As we have already fought a major civil war in part over this issue (as well as whether those who disagreed could secede from the U.S.) perhaps it’s not time to toss the concept out through parenting programs borrowed from a Viennese psychologist, a few steps from Freud?

The setting for use of these philosophies is the classroom:

. Classroom Meetings
① Basic Idea

Students need to practice democratic principles in school in order to learn how to contribute later to society as a whole. The central process for carrying out this modeling of democracy is the use of the class meeting. Any problem child is a problem for the whole class, and the solution to the problem grows most naturally out of the helpful involvement of all class members (Dreikurs, 1972, p. 78).
② Purpose

Open classroom meetings create a context for developing empathy and group membership. Group discussions provide the teacher with an opportunity to help the children understand themselves, and to change their concept of themselves and others which will eventually change their motivations from hostile to cooperative living (Dreikurs, 1972, p. 79).

Source:   http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Dreikurs,_Rudolf

A little more on these (Wikipedia on Alfred Adler)

 Moreover, Freud did not share Adler’s socialist beliefsLeon Trotsky‘s biography mentions his having discussions with Alfred Adler in Vienna.

which may explain why Active Parenting ™  is doing well?  in Sweden?  Because of its tendency towards socialism?

All the more reason his work should be “court-referred” in the United States family law system.  Parents need to be educated in how to raise the best kind of state worker…..(yeah, sure):

The Adlerian School

Following Adler’s break from Freud, he enjoyed considerable success and celebrity in building an independent school of psychotherapy and a unique personality theory. He traveled and lectured for a period of 25 years promoting his socially oriented approach. His intent was to build a movement that would rival, even supplant, others in psychology by arguing for the holistic integrity of psychological well-being with that of social equality.

I’ve noted how many “violence prevention” groups now toss around the word “holistic” in their approaches to getting laws passed and people to abide by them:  Don’t abuse your spouse and don’t molest your kids.  There are criminal laws against these things, but forget them (says AFCC), let’s take a more “holistic” approach.  When it comes to some areas (like health!), I’m as “holistic” as possible (versus the pharmaceutical symptom-oriented approach); however, when it comes to a person who’s done serious damage to my life, and there are existing laws saying Don’t! — then I’m for focusing on the fact that these laws exist, allegedly, as a deterrent to what their language says don’t do.  If we cannot make that clear — but instead must leave decisionmaking up to psychologists (while there are those who still allege that psychology is not a science) — then of course there’s going to be plenty of work for the mental health professionals.  Because the values are not written in law, and cannot be explained clearly.  They must be “negotiated” between social groups (one after another) until there’s no more energy to negotiate, between those with clear standards and priorities, and those without.

Adler’s efforts were halted by World War I, during which he served as a doctor with the Austrian Army. After the conclusion of the war, his influence increased greatly. In the 1930s, he established a number of child guidance clinics. From 1921 onwards, he was a frequent lecturer in Europe and the United States, becoming a visiting professor at Columbia University in 1927. His clinical treatment methods for adults were aimed at uncovering the hidden purpose of symptoms using the therapeutic functions of insight and meaning.

Adler v. FRANKL:

Viktor Frankl’s work immediately came to my mind when reading about Adler, but here’s a quote from Frankl contrasting the two:

Adler always retained a pragmatic approach that was task-oriented. These “Life tasks” are occupation/work, society/friendship, and love/sexuality. Their success depends on cooperation. The tasks of life are not to be considered in isolation since, as Adler famously commented, “they all throw cross-lights on one another”.[10]

In his bestselling book, Man’s Search for MeaningDr. Viktor E. Frankl compared his own “Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy” (after Freud’s and Adler’s schools) to Adler’s analysis:

According to logotherapy, the striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man. That is why I speak of a will to meaning in contrast to the “pleasure principle” (or, as we could also term it, the will to pleasure) on which Freudian psychoanalysis is centered, as well as in contrast to the will to power stressed by Adlerian psychology.[11]

Do we really want a world run by the peer-pressure model?  Is it really satisfying in life to live only for onesself — or the local group?  Then why are some of the most revered leaders historically people who were able to handle long periods of isolation, i.e., they could stand being outcasts or rejects?  They could even handle being falsely imprisoned, and transform that experience into something better for other generations…

Emigration

In the early 1930s, after most of Adler’s Austrian clinics had been closed due to his Jewish heritage (despite his conversion to Christianity), Adler left Austria for a professorship at the Long Island College of Medicine in the USA. Adler died from a heart attack in 1937 in Aberdeen, Scotland, during a lecture tour, although his cremains went missing and were unaccounted for until 2011.[12] His death was a temporary blow to the influence of his ideas, although a number of them were subsequently taken up by neo-Freudians. Through the work of Rudolf Dreikurs in the United States and many other adherents worldwide, Adlerian ideas and approaches remain strong and viable more than 70 years after Adler’s death.

 His allegiance to Marxism dissipated over time (he retained Marx’ssocial idealism yet distanced himself from Marx’s economic theories).

Adler was a very pragmatic man and believed that lay people could make practical use of the insights of psychology. He sought to construct a social movement united under the principles of “Gemeinschaftsgefühl” (community feeling) and social interest (the practical actions that are exercised for the social good)

Interesting.  Because wars and genocides have been committed in the name of “the common good.”  Think about it, particularly 1900 – 1950s!) In fact, that anthem has led to atrocities, right?

and Adler (wikipedia) Parent Education for producing more democratic children, which is better for society:

Parent education

Adler emphasized both treatment and prevention. As a psychodynamic psychology, Adlerians emphasize the foundational importance of childhood in developing personality and any tendency towards various forms of psychopathology. The best way to inoculate against what are now termed “personality disorders” (what Adler had called the “neurotic character”), or a tendency to various neurotic conditions (depression, anxiety, etc.), is to train a child to be and feel an equal part of the family. This entails developing a democratic character and the ability to exercise power reasonably rather than through compensation. (reward).    Hence Adler proselytized against corporal punishment and cautioned parents to refrain from the twin evils of pampering and neglect. The responsibility to the optimal development of the child is not limited to the Mother or Father but to teachers and society more broadly. Adler argued therefore that teachers, nurses, social workers, and so on require training in parent education in order to complement the work of the family in fostering a democratic character. When a child does not feel equal and is enacted upon (abused through pampering or neglect) they are likely to develop inferiority or superiority complexes and various accompanying compensation strategies.

I have spent a good fraction of my life in front of and working with children — while at the same time with adult professionals.  Most children KNOW when they are being demonstrated upon; they are very perceptive and pick up on this quickly,possibly because there are fewer theories cluttering up their faculties of intuition and observation.   “when a child does not feel equal and is enacted upon. . . . . ”     Teachers, social workers, nurses (a different category as this is a life -preservation situation) are obviously superior in size and authority to children.   The average public school classroom is anything BUT an ‘equal’ situation, as is the society that they will be launched into upon graduation (assuming graduation occurs).    This is a theory.  On the other hand if growing children observe the adults around them behaving ethically and with empathy, handling crises fairly, etc., they have role models of adults interacting WITH EACH OTHER in good ways.

The average education in the USA at least (I don’t know other countries’ systems) is basically calculated to instill a sense of superiority or, alternately, inferiority in the students regarding each other, based on sometimes arbitrary standards.  The concept that teachers and social workers who are part of this heirarchical system are somehow going to rescue children from it (while being part of the same system) is — to me — ridiculous.

These strategies exact a social toll by seeding higher divorce rates, the breakdown of the family, criminal tendencies, and subjective suffering in the various guises of psychopathology. Adlerians have long promoted parent education groups, especially those influenced by the famous Austrian/American Adlerian Rudolf Dreikurs (Dreikurs & Soltz, 1964).

Here’s (by way of contrast in approach) a slice of the life of Viktor Frankl, whose book I happen to have run across at a young age, and inspired me as I was forming my own values independently of parents (high school/college years):  Man’s Search for Meaning.  It turns out to have been written in a mere 9 days, and has sold 9 million copies.   Possibly because it’s marked by his overcoming of despair in conditions most of us do NOT deal with, giving hope to others:  Frankl could’ve abandoned his parents and immigrated to America in 1939; later, he survived Theriesenstadt Ghetto and Auchshwitz (his parents, brother and wife did not) and dictated this book one year after release from Auschwitz.  He lived to be 95:

Source:   http://www.viktorfrankl.org/e/chronology.html

1937 Frankl opens a practice as Doctor of Neurology and Psychiatry.
1938 Invasion of Austria by the Hitler troops – the “Anschluss”.
1939 In his paper:
“PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY.
ON THE FOUNDATION OF AN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS”
he coins the expression “Existential Analysis”. Frankl obtains an immigration visa to America but lets it pass unused, not wanting to desert his old parents.
1940 – 1942 He becomes director of the Neurological Department of the Rothschild Hospital, a clinic for Jewish patients. In spite of the danger to his own life he sabotages Nazi procedures by making false diagnoses to prevent the euthanasia of mentally ill patients. He publishes several articles in Swiss medical journals, and starts writing the first version of his book”AERZTLICHE SEELSORGE” (THE DOCTOR AND THE SOUL) . In 1941 Frankl marries his first wife, Tilly Grosser.
1942 The nazis force the young couple to have their child aborted. In September Viktor and Tilly Frankl are arrested and together with his parents are deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, north of Prague. His sister Stella has shortly before escaped to Australia, and brother Walter and his wife are trying to escape via Italy. After half a year in Theresienstadt his father dies of exhaustion.
1944 Frankl and Tilly, and shortly later his 65 year old mother, are transported to the extinction camp Auschwitz. His mother is immediately murdered in the gas chamber, and Tilly is moved to Bergen-Belsen, where she is to die at the age of 24. In cattle cars Viktor Frankl is transported, via Vienna, to Kaufering and Türkheim (subsidiary camps of Dachau). Even under the extreme conditions of the camps Frankl finds his theses about fate and freedom corroborated.
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1945 In the last camp he comes down with typhoid fever. To avoid fatal collapse during the nights he keeps himself awake by reconstructing his book manuscript on slips of paper stolen from the camp office. On April 27 the camp is liberated by U.S. troops. In August Frankl returns to Vienna, where he learns, within a span of a few days, about the death of his wife, his mother and his brother who has been murdered in Auschwitz together with his wife.
1946 Frankl overcomes his despair; he becomes director of the Vienna Neurological Policlinic, a position he holds for 25 years. With his reconstructed book “ÄRZTLICHE SEELSORGE” he attains his “Habilitation”, or teaching appointment, at the University of Vienna Medical School. He dictates, within 9 days, the book “EIN PSYCHOLOG ERLRBT DAS KONZENTRATIONSLAGER”, which is later translated into English and published as “MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING“. By 1997 more than 9 million copies of this book had been sold.

Using Frankl’s concepts with PTSD clients  (book by Jim Lantz)

“Viktor Frankl was one of the first mental health professionals who worked with and wrote about victims of trauma and terror. His existential treatment approach with Nazi death camp survivors has considerable value and usefulness with other kinds of PTSD clients. In Franklian psychotherapy, the PTSD client is helped to remember the details of their trauma experiences to identify meaning opportunities embedded in memories of trauma and terror and to make use of such meaning opportunities for self-transcendent giving to the world.”

(Amazon review of the book):

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl’s imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live. The second part of the book, called “Logotherapy in a Nutshell,” describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps. Freud believed that sexual instincts and urges were the driving force of humanity’s life; Frankl, by contrast, believes that man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. Frankl’s logotherapy, therefore, is much more compatible with Western religions than Freudian psychotherapy. This is a fascinating, sophisticated, and very human book. At times, Frankl’s personal and professional discourses merge into a style of tremendous power. “Our generation is realistic, for we have come to know man as he really is,” Frankl writes. “After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.”

Gerald F. Kreyche De Paul University Man’s Search for Meaning is the story of a man who became a number who became a person. Today Frankl is one of the most famous and gifted of all psychiatrists. Frankl developed his ideas now generally known as the Third School of Viennese Psychiatry — the school of logotherapy. The incredible attempts to dehumanize man at the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau led Frankl to commence the humanization of psychiatry through logotherapy. Frankl is a professional who possesses the rare ability to write in a layman’s language.

It is quite understandable why books about the meaning of life may be important to those who have experienced or are experiencing abuse at the hand of captors or others whose role and function (in the relationship) is to establish the teacher/child or master/slave, or, to extend this a little further, “subject/object” relationship with what is a person (not merely a “social being” or a “decision-making organism”) with hopes, desires, needs, and purposes (including individuality) in life.

Again in context, I have been looking at a fast-moving, fast-incorporating? nonprofit which has a lot of claims on its website, and how the same personnel are involved in peddling parenting programs based on (a particular worldview), for profit, through “Active Parenting(tm)” Publishing.  In its essence, we are talking a trademarked product.

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COOPERATIVE PARENTING INSTITUTE shown to be  “a/k/a Family Solutions Counseling,LLC”

I put out the “APB” for who IS the institute.   I am no expert yet in researching corporations.     One reply gave an appellate reversal, whose footnote identified exactly which corporation is the one running trainings in Chicago, Georgia and Pennsylvania (where one professional has a relationship with the county family court), and from there, an interesting point to make — again — about those of us expecting family law courts, or mandated reporters, to somehow protect our children, or compensate the bereft families when they failed to report and a child eventually died.

(Georgia Court of Appeal)

McGARRAH v. POSIG

No. A06A1205.

— July 28, 2006

Michael J. Gorby, James W. Standard, Jr., Gorby, Reeves & Peters, P.C., Atlanta, for Appellants.Laura Wilson Speed-Dalton, Ian R. Rapaport, Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, LLP, Atlanta, for Appellee.Thomas J. Mew IV, Robert B. Remar, Rogers & Hardin, amici curiae.

Appellants Nancy A. McGarrah, a licensed psychologist, and her practice, Cliff Valley Psychologists, P.A., defendants below, bring this interlocutory appeal from the State Court of DeKalb County’s denial of their motion for summary judgment.   For the reasons that follow, we reverse.

This case stems from psychological therapy and treatment provided by McGarrah 1 to K.P.G., the minor child of appellee Michelle Posig.   Posig sued McGarrah 2 as mother and guardian of K.P.G., alleging that McGarrah breached a professional standard of care by her failure to detect and report sexual abuse of K.P.G.   Under OCGA § 19-7-5, licensed psychologists must report suspected child abuse,3 including sexual abuse,4 to the appropriate authorities; 5  knowing and wilful failure so to report is a criminal offense, a misdemeanor.6

Construing the evidence and all inferences therefrom in a light most favorable to the nonmoving party, as we must on review of the grant or denial of a motion for summary judgment,7 the record shows that, following a contentious divorce and custody battle, Posig and her ex-husband, David Gore, K.P.G.’s father, sought “postdivorce parent coordinating” from Susan Boyan, a licensed marriage and family therapist.8 ** During these parent counseling sessions, Posig alleged that Gore had sexually abused K.P.G. since she was an infant.   Although Boyan found no evidence of abuse and made no report under OCGA § 19-7-5, she took the allegations seriously and referred the then five-year-old K.P.G. to McGarrah for evaluation “in order to explore abuse issues.”

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ga-court-of-appeals/1397399.html

Cases such as the one at bar can certainly present distressing allegations of abuse, and this Court is sympathetic to the plight of abused children such as Terrell Peterson.   Nonetheless, any change in the law in these matters lies in the realm of the legislature.   As this Court has stated on an earlier occasion, “[t]he ramifications of creating a tort liability must be weighed against the consequences of resultant potential over-reporting.   This is a legislative task which either has been fulfilled by the choice for criminal law liability instead, or has yet to be done if and when the legislature determines to undertake it.” 25

Appellee Posig has failed to state a cause of action recognized under current Georgia law, and therefore the trial court erred in denying appellant McGarrah’s motion for summary judgment.

Judgment reversed.

FOOTNOTES

1.  Appellant Cliff Valley Psychologists, P.A., was named as a defendant in the complaint on the theory of respondeat superior, agency or apparent agency.

2.  Also named as defendants were Susan Boyan and Family Solutions, LLC, a/k/a Cooperative Parenting Institute.   The trial court below granted summary judgment on behalf of these defendants, and they are not before this Court on this appeal.

8.  Dr. Boyan did not see or treat K.P.G. professionally, but only her mother and father.

Note:  Under whose advice or which constraints did they seek “postdivorce parenting” — a court order?  Consider under what circumstances BOTH a divorcing mother and father might be ordered into treatment by the same practitioner!

Family Solutions, LLC is now run by a Kathleen Shack at a certain address shared by lots more in similar fields and per the State of Georgia SOS started as an entity in 2007;

Business Name History

NameName TypeFAMILY SOLUTIONS COUNSELING, LLCCurrent Name


Limited Liability Company – Domestic – Information Control No.:07020302Status:Active/Noncompliance  Entity Creation Date:3/7/2007  Jurisdiction:GAPrincipal Office Address:3534 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta GA 30005
Last Annual Registration Filed Date:5/13/2010Last Annual Registration Filed:2010

Selected businesses at this address:   (3534 Old Milton Parkway, Apharetta, GA  30005)

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Googling “last name /Officer” in Georgia, I find Kathleen Shack also CFO on this one:
Business Name History


Name Name Type
GEORGIA ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY, INC. Current Name

Non-Profit Corporation – Domestic – Information
Control No.: J518599
Status: Active/Compliance
Entity Creation Date: 7/6/1973
Jurisdiction: GA
Principal Office Address: 3108 PIEDMONT RD NE STE 224
ATLANTA GA 30305-2547
Last Annual Registration Filed Date: 3/23/2011
Last Annual Registration Filed: 2011
This organization started in 1973, is a division of national group, and as we can see has maintained steady corporate status.  The national group is AAMFT:
Well, apparently in 2006, This Cooperative P.I. was an a.k.a. of Family Solutions Counseling, LLC.  The Family Counseling Solutions, LLC we see here in Georgia was, however, formed in 2007 and shows a different (but AFCC affiliated) leadership (and address).
Here is a group which cites CPI as its certification (among many others, also AFCC-related, clearly:  Collaborative Law, etc.)  “Dr. Kathy”‘s education has been all about families from the start, and it appears to have happened mostly within the state of Georgia.  Here’s a sampler:
 “SEB Health, Inc.   “Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health”

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Child and Family Development, concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • M.S. Child and Family Development. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • B.A. Psychology & Spanish (Double Major), Florida State University. Graduated Cum Laude and with Honors

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (GAMFT)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)  ***
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia (CLIG) ***  (2004 formation)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) ***
*** fields & terminology courtesy AFCC professionals and developed as market niches in their conferences and publications.
Note:  SEB, HEALTH, INC. was formed in 2005, and Dr. Scott is its only principal officers (in fact, all 3) listed.  The Collaborative law Institute of Georgia was formed in 2004.





SEB HEALTH, INC. 0573173 Profit Corporation Active/Compliance 10/27/2005

Records Returned 1 of 1 total 1

“COLLABORATIVE LAW” national search of 990-finder database shows groups in:   MI, MN, CA, GA, IL & TEXAS:

As of 2005, only these states (at least had submitted 990s, or were formed):

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

Collaborative Law Institute MN 2005 $24,308 990O 17 41-1703520
Collaborative Law Institute of MI 2005 $16,527.46 990EZ 15 20-0903609
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois IL 2005 $25,386 990EO 6 02-0645845
Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Inc. TX 2005 $146,683 990 17 75-2843154

The texas one (2005 return) shows a $3,000 grant from “IACP” in California, i.e.,the International Group is helping state groups expand.  The purpose of this group is to publicize, surprisingly, “Collaborative Law.”   $58K was received (2004) in “membership fees’ and $52,458K expenses was spent on classes.  There are 14 key officers/trustees, none being paid for anything, however, they will be reaping rewards when courthouses eventually close through budget deficits (and people tired of losing their shirts anywhere near the whole institution), then these professionals have positioned themselves to receive the exodus into, well, their waiting arms.  So forming nonprofits to catch this is definitely a good business, although what the public benefit justifying nonprofit status is, I fail to see.  Because they want to promote a profession, they don’t need to pay taxes, although most of their clients will, and after paying taxes, pay them???

 By 2006, 2007 (year I searched the same terms on) MI has dropped off:

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

Collaborative Law Institute MN 2006 $29,651 990EO 5 41-1703520
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois IL 2006 $41,670 990EO 12 02-0645845
Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Inc. TX 2006 $202,917 990 19 75-2843154

In 2008 Georgia Joins MN, IL & TX:

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

Collaborative Law Institute MN 2006 $29,651 990EO 5 41-1703520
Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois IL 2006 $41,670 990EO 12 02-0645845
Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Inc. TX 2006 $202,917 990 19 75-2843154

Notice, per SOS Georgia, the Georgia institute was formed in 2004 (and filed consistent corporation registries):






COLLABORATIVE LAW INSTITUTE OF GEORGIA, INC. 0402031 Non-Profit Corporation Active/Compliance 1/8/2004
Records Returned 1 of 1 total 1
Current Name: COLLABORATIVE LAW INSTITUTE OF GEORGIA, INC.
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Are they not required to also file somewhere as a nonprofit, including any tax returns? If these are the certifying institutes, what does that say about the certification, in general?  In practicing law!! and certifying people in preparation/anticipation of them setting up (LEGAL) collaborative law practices?

This collaborative law institute lists only one principal — Robert D. Bordett.  I looked him up:

iacp,collaborative law,collaborative practice,collaborative divorce,international academy of collaborative professionals

Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA

Bob is Senior Vice President of Consolidated Planning Corporation, is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Committed to positive outcomes for divorcing families, Bob has spent more than a 22 years providing financial expertise in collaborative practice and mediated divorce proceedings. Bob is the past president of The Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, and currently serves on the board of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and served as a members of the IACP Advisory Council on Collaborative Practice and Training. In addition he is past president of the Georgia Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, served as a National Committee member for the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and is a founding member of the Family Mediation Association of Georgia. Additionally, Bob is a current member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, National Association of Tax Practitioners, Financial Planning Association, and Association of Family Court and Community Professionals. Bob has spoken to various groups including the Quantum Institute, Family Mediation Association of Georgia, Georgia Trail Lawyers, Women’s Resource Center, Atlanta, Divorce Mediators, State Bar of Georgia Mid Year Conference, Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys Georgia Chapter the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual forum and the AFCC annual conference. He has written numerous articles on financial planning that have been published by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Journal of Financial Planning, Georgia Family Mediation News, Fidelity 401K magazine and has appeared on CNN Sunday News.
Address: 400 Colony Square, Suite 525
Atlanta GA 30361 USA
Phone: 888-U2AGREE
Fax:
Email: bob@u2agree.com
Website: http://www.u2agree.com

The bulk of the references are training in collaborative lawyering, which is a self-perpetuating set of nonprofits definining a new field of practice.  Of course they are going to support and certify and allow others (who paid into the system) to cite each other as parts of one’s resumes:

Collaborative Divorce Training – MN. Peggy Thompson, Pauline Tesler, Nancy Ross, Stu Webb – 2000 Collaborative Divorce Team Training – AZ. George Richardson, Peggy Thompson, Mark Hill, Nancy Ross, Vicki Carpel Miller IACP Annual Forums;2001;2002;2003;2004;2005;2006;2007
Collaborative Training Offered
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training for Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, Financial Consultants and Mediators: 2007: Pasadena, Ca; Chicago, Illinois, Atlanta, GA. and Advanced Interdisciplianary Collaborative Training; Columbia, Md and Atlanta, Ga: 2006: Chicago, Illinois; Rochester, New York; Miami, Florida; 2005: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Omaha, Nebraska; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; 2004: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois (Basic & Advanced); Charleston, South Carolina (2 Trainings); Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia Advanced Training 2006; Atlanta, Georgia (5 Trainings); 2006:Atlanta, Georgia Advanced Training 2005; Atlanta, Georgia (4 Trainings); 2005:Atlanta, Georgia (6 Trainings); 2004:Atlanta, Georgia (4 Trainings); 2003: Atlanta, Georgia (4 Trainings); 2002: Atlanta, Georgia (4 Trainings), 2001: Atlanta, Georgia (4 Trainings); 2000: Atlanta, Georgia (2 Trainings).

here is he is, underneath a woman heavily involved in collaborative law, family law (as a Guardian ad litem) and in “Contested Custody” situations.  I don’t mean to minimize what it takes to be a financial planner (at least this involves some real numbers-crunching and analysis) but when it comes to mediation, ad infinitum, I’ve had enough, personally:

Robert D. Bordett is Senior Vice President ofConsolidated Planning Corporation.  He is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and a registered mediator and arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He is committed to positive outcomes for divorcing families.

Bob has spent more than 25 years providing financial expertise in collaborative practice and mediated divorce proceedings.  He is past president of The Collaborative  Law Institute of Georgia,

{{NOT too hard if you started the organization!}}

past board member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and a member of the IACP Advisory Council on Collaborative Practice and Training.  In addition, he is past president of the Georgia Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, served as a National Committee member for the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and is a founding member of the Family Mediation Association of Georgia.  In addition, Bob is a current member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, National Association of Tax Practitioners, Financial Planning Association, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  He has written numerous articles on financial planning and Collaborative Practice that have been published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution,Journal of Financial PlanningGeorgia Family Mediation NewsFidelity 401K magazine and has appeared on CNN Sunday News.

(the person listed alongside):

Our Guests
Amy Waggoner

Amy K. Waggoner is a collaborative family law attorney.  Her focus is working together with clients in transition to find creative solutions that promote the best interests of the family and the children. In addition to the collaborative practice of family law, Amy serves as a Guardian ad Litem to protect the interests of children who are involved in contested custody matters and regularly volunteers her time in helping children and families through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Amy is a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia, the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the State Bar of Tennessee.

She regularly lectures on collaborative and family law issues, particularly those involving implementing creative, non-adversarial solutions to legal issues.

http://www.familybusinessradio.com/?p=111

For skeptics who don’t (yet) believe that these groups are primarily subsists of the (earliest) AFCC, here’sa site VWtapes.com showing AFCC conference and “related” ones.  CP-CAL is obviously “Collaborative Practice California”

CP-CAL

Related Conferences

  • AFCC   Association of Family & Conciliation Courts California Chapter Conferences
  • IACP   International Association of Collaborative Professionals Conferences
  • ACPI   Association of Collaborative Professionals Ireland Conferences

Collaborative Practice California Conferences (CP-CAL)

CDs, MP3s, and DVDs from the 2011 Celebration VI: Collaboration Without Borders Expanding Our Horizons, sixth annual statewide conference presented by the Collaborative Practise California (CP-CAL).

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CDs, MP3s, and DVDs from the 2009 Celebration IV: Catching the Collaborative Wave fourth annual state-wide conference presented by the Collaborative Practise California (CP-CAL).

Collaborative Practice California (CP-CAL) Conference Image

CDs, MP3s, and DVDs from the 2008 Celebration III: Beyond the Basics: Building on our core strengths–third annual state-wide conference presented by the Collaborative Practise California (CP-CAL).
CDs, MP3s, and DVDs from the 2007 Celebration II: Communicating the Collaborative Message Second Annual Statewide Conference presented jointly by the Collaborative Practice California (CP-CAL) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (
CDs, MP3s, and DVDs from the 2006 Annual Statewide Conference presented jointly by the Collaborative Practice California (CP-CAL) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).

This way they can learn who are the leaders in the area, keep their language unified (as opposed to, say, going with the language the commoners know, like the law) and rehearse how to view the flawed parents of the world, the high-conflict divorces, and to socialize them (probably Adlerian-style) or (alternately) coerce under duress of losing children to the other partner — into compliance and becoming good social beings, which all truly healthy human beings are….  I guess that rules out Moses, Jesus, Muhammed, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, etc., Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Jr., and basically any other leaders who left indelible and positive marks on the world.   For example, Galileo comes to mind, you name it — people who didn’t “go with the flow” actually can make the world a slightly better place — though not always in their own lifetimes.

(these are from SEB Health, Inc. in GA)

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia.
  • Certified Child Custody Evaluator, Professional Association of Custody Evaluators (PACE)
  • Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, 2/12/01. F16880, ACCFC
  • Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor, 2/12/01. F16879, NAFC
  • Certified Instructor, Prime For Life (Prevention Research Institute) –DOT approved A&D program.
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis, 11/12/04, completed intensive program under Bill O’Hanlon, MS
  • Collaborative Law.
  • Certified Parenting Coordinator – Certification from the Cooperative Parenting Institute.
NAFC (that’s a new one on me!):   The term was coined by one person to designate “competent” counselors, focusing on group treatment for criminal populations to reduce recidivism:
The NAFC was established in 1994 to establish post graduate standards and professional responsibility in the very specialized area of criminal justice counseling and evaluation. The development of standards of practice, clinical guidelines, and the establishment of a valid certification program are efforts NAFC and ACCFC have made to enhance delivery of safe and effective treatment of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improve communication, between the clinician and the justice system as well as for the protection of the public. NAFC is a non-profit corporation.
Later, Dr. Francis Deisler had another, better idea, and started USOA, modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous:

HOW DID USOA START?

USOA was founded by Dr. Francis J. Deisler, a Psychologist and Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating offenders and ex-offenders. In March 2005, Dr. Deisler spoke to a group of inmates and their family members graduating from a violence prevention program at a North Carolina medium security prison. After his talk, Dr. Deisler had the opportunity to speak with the inmates and family members individually who expressed the difficulties they were facing as ex-offenders and the lack of social support in their continued recovery. Dr. Deisler was always aware of the lack of a continuum of care for offenders leaving institutions in the US and  wanted a program specifically designed for the offenders special needs.

Dr. Deisler carried this information back to his staff at his counseling center who then started a program patterned after the successful Alcoholics Anonymous program. The program was offered to ex-offenders in the counseling program as an adjunct to their treatment program and their aftercare. From that first program, other USOA groups have been developed in counseling centers in other cities and states focusing on the treatment and counseling of offenders in other states.

http://www.forensictraininginstitute.org/?Online_Certification_Courses:Certification_Courses_Offered:Certified_Sex_Offender_Treatment_Specialist
(etc.  In other words, NAFC got approved to provide training)….
This entity (for-profit) was formed in 1995, per Indiana Secreary of State search:
Entity Name Type Entity Type City / State
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC COUNSELORS Assumed Non-Profit Domestic Corporation FORT WAYNE, IN
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC COUNSELORS, INC. Legal For-Profit Domestic Corporation FORT WAYNE, IN

The bottom one has been administratively dissolved:  It was around for a whopping 4 years:

Current InformationEntity Legal Name:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC COUNSELORS, INC.

Entity Address:
800 South Calhoun Street, FORT WAYNE, IN 46802

General Entity Information:
Control Number1995120733 
StatusAdmin Dissolved 
Entity TypeFor-Profit Domestic Corporation 

Entity Creation Date12/4/1995 
Entity Date to Expire:
Entity Inactive Date8/26/1999 

 and the related nonprofit extended 1990 -1998, also “aka” “Sunrise Homes” (?)  Assuming it’s the same group:


Name Searched On:
NATIONAL ASSOC FORENSIC (Assumed)

Current Information

Entity Legal Name:
SUNRISE HOMES, INC.

Entity Address:
C/O Robert S. Bechert, 800 S. Calhoun St., FORT WAYNE, IN 4680

General Entity Information:

Control Number1990080119 
StatusAdmin Dissolved 
Entity TypeNon-Profit Domestic Corporation 

Entity Creation Date7/30/1990 
Entity Date to Expire
Entity Inactive Date5/18/1998 

Other Names for this Entity:

Date Name (Type)
7/30/1990 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC COUNSELORS  (Assumed) / Allen County )

Registered Agent(name, address, city state , zip):

Robert S. Bechert
800 S.Calhoun St.
FORT WAYNE , IN  46802

Principals(name, address, citystate, zip – when provided)

Francis J. Deisler
President
2924 S. Calhoun St.
FT. WAYNE , IN  46807

Donald Lytle
Secretary
2924 S. Calhoun St.
FT. WAYNE , IN  46807

Transactions:

Date Filed Effective Date Type
07/30/1990 07/30/1990 Articles of Incorporation
01/23/1992 01/23/1992 Articles of Amendment
08/03/1995 08/03/1995 Certificate of Assumed Business Name
08/04/1995 08/04/1995 Miscellaneous
05/18/1998 05/18/1998 Administrative Dissolution 

Corporate Reports:
Years Paid
1991    1992    1993    1994    1995

Additional Services Available: 

This Business Entity is not eligible to receive a Certificate of Existence/Authorization. 

ANYHOW, this organization? certified the principal at SEB HEalth, inc.
That’s frightening — Dr. Kathryn Scott-Young is also  a DV counselor ???
Notice, Christian and practicing hypnosis as well.  I just don’t get it!   (search “hypnosis” on blog, I mentioned this when the recent toddler murdered in California had a grandmother, a Christian counselor soliciting local pastors for work (the grandfather, who blamed the murder-suicide his son committed on the courts, and apparently was at the same time taking referrals? from Sacramento courts as a psychologist…..) ….
well, friends, I haven’t yet found where “Cooperative Parenting Institute” a/k/a Family Counseling Solutions, LLC” in association with Boyan or Termini actually exist.  Of course I’ve been easy on Pennsylvania recently.
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Ms. Termini is listed in PA at the “PCM” (Pennsylvania Council of Mediators”):
73) Ann Marie Termini, Eds, MS, LPC

Organization:

Cooperative Parenting Institute

Website:

http://www.cooperativeparenting.com

Email:

Email This Mediator
EFTI.org (a fathers- type of group, I’ve mentioned them here before) cites in Georgia, Susan Boyan as a reference:
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

Susan Boyan

X X X X X (available on-line)

Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Telephone: (4

Email: smboyan@cooperativeparenting.com

and in Pennsylvania, Ms. Termini:
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

Ann Marie Termini

301 West Grove Street

Clark Summit, PA 18411

Telephone: (570) 586-5669

Email: amtermini@cooperativeparenting.com

Court of Injustice — Blair County
DaddyJustice — Lancaster County
EqualCustody.com

Telephone: (412) 829-2278

Fathers’ and Children’s Equality, Inc. (FACE) — Every child deserves 2 parents. Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Lehigh Valley, and Philadelphia chapters.

Hotline (610)-688-4748

Heads Held High — Families helping families.
Judicial Clean Sweep
Lancaster Non-Custodial Parents (LYNCUP)

Horror stories from Lancaster-York counties

Don Hank, Director

319 Brook Lane

Wrightsville PA 17368

Telephone: (717) 252-9835

Lesbian Domestic Violence — Support group in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Men’s Custody and Shelter Network (MCSN) — Assists with physical, mental, and counseling needs for men falsely accused in custody disputes. Attempts to obtain temporary housing for men taken from homes and children with restraining orders.
SOURCE:  http://www.ejfi.org/Help/Help-2.htm

This site is supported and maintained by the Equal Justice Foundation.

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WELL, that’s enough for today.   Admittedly not the most organized post, but hopefully some more food for thought.

Planning Professional Niches, Rehearsing Terminology Changes, Profiting from Trainings, — How does AFCC DO this?

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And dropping nonprofit / for-profit legitimacy along the way. . . . .

(NOTE: I am using a different input computer, so DNK how this will display. For now, this means no difference in font sizes as I can normally do in wordpress). It’s missing half the formatting buttons, not to mention a scroll bar. I suspect it may come up without paragraph breaks either, but we shall see…. Mastering html input to compensate for this is not on the agenda…)

GEORGIA, PENNSYLVANIA, (TEXAS), ILLINOIS — it’s all in an AFCC practitioner’s lifestyle:

Which will include collaborating to figure out which terminologies to use around the family law business — incorporating (where absolutely necessary only), maintaining corporate and nonprofit status (apparently optional, when it comes to doing business — case in point, has any one stopped the parenting education profession at 1242 Market Street 2nd floor, SF yet?, Because its business license in my book –and on the California Secretary of State site — still reads “Suspended.”) Like some of the courthouses in the area, that were closed because of the budget crunch. Perhaps if fewer parents were left alone to work, versus constantly fight for their basic rights, only to be assigned some federal-grants-incentive-program participation — there might be more income tax to spread around, and we’d also (on the sly) buy a few things that produced local sales taxes for the city, too, like clothing, etc.

ANYHOW, this 2001 brochure (among many other things) shows how Parenting Coordination was being planned, promoted, and explicated at least 10 years ago, in AFCC circles. The term “Collaborative Law” was also being presented (see page 1). . .. Which is now all over the internet….
http://www.afccnet.org/pdfs/AFCC%20Fa2001.pdf

Please note #1 (topic) assessing and addressing ALLEGATIONS of sexual abuse.

  • Collaborative Family Law
  • High-Conflict Families (the family is labeled, not individuals.  No reference to what the conflict might be about, for example — sexual abuse or allegations of it?)

and an all-time favorite AFCC topic, alienation.

  • The Alienated Child within an Alienated Family System”

finally, the words “domestic violence” are allowed in — in this context:

  • “Domestic Violence, High-Conflict Families, and the Courts.”

These are the groups talking about how mothers coach their kids into reporting abuse — well, here is an AFCC coaching session in how to (re)frame the topics.

Notice the involvement of the NY Office of Court Administration (probably had some AFCC member highly placed in it then, and for sure by now), and the business development plan here:

A “Judicial Leadership Institute” to DEVELOP and IMPLEMENT court & community-based programs.   Help “build model courts” introduce “therapeutic justice” and of course ADR, “family services” and learn about how divorce affects kids from the good guys.  (Gee, domestic relations Judges probably had no idea about that).

The next year’s conference, Aloha!, will be in Hawaii


with the combo of presenters from:  Judges, professional educators, psychiatrists most likely, and a JD or two.  Unsurprisingly, the same type of topics will be covered.

Robert Emery, Ph.D. — directs a University of Virginia School of Law “Center for Children, Families, and the Law.”  This probably complements the one at University of Baltimore School of Law, (CCFC) and a portion of the  California Judicial Council’s “AOC”/CFCC portion of government.  Similar terms in the courts, and the schools of law, promoted and pushed by activist judges, mediators, and attorneys — not demanded by the public…

It’s no accident that AFCC has been so active in schools of law in consultation with existing judges and courts — and to spread the idea of Centers for Families & Children + therapeutic jurisprudence, problem-solving courts, Unified Family Courts, and in general soaking up the purpose of the criminal law system to within the family law system (where it’s denatured, defanged, reframed, and the responsibility for it spread to both parents, whether or not both parents have committed domestic violence or other crimes).     However that’s another topic, how it happened.

About Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. – Divorce Mediation Expert

Robert Emery, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. He also is an associate faculty member in the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, and was Director of Clinical Training from 1993-2002. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982.  He has served or is serving on the editorial board of eleven professional journals, and he has been a member of the Social Sciences and Population grant review study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, part of HHS) . . .

Dr. Emery’s research focuses on family relationships and children’s mental health, including parental conflict, divorce, child custody, family violence,

(not “domestic violence,” the whole family (grammatically at least) is responsible.  NOtice that’s the last topic, even though it’s a hot topic and often precipitates: conflict, divorce, and custody battles.

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts presented the “Distinguished Researcher” and “Myer Elkin Address” awards to Dr. Emery in 2002.

…Dr. Emery has lectured extensively on his research across the United States and in numerous countries throughout the world. In addition to his research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Emery continues to engage in a limited practice as a clinical psychologist and divorce mediator. He also is the father of five children.**

**how many women are involved in this?  Is there a wife or mother somewhere in the picture?  Surely there must be – look at the schedule; who else would raise them?  Perhaps being such a successful person, his “about me” page might want to give some female a little credit?

Here’s a Robert E. Emery testimonial for a Richard Warshak Book, Divorce Poison, along side some Richard Gardner, etc.  Standard fare in the field; in fact the group Kids First of pennsylvania markets it as I’ve noted before:

“Divorce can be ugly, and in the ugliest divorces, one parent destroys children’s relationships with their mother or father.Divorce Poison offers clear, practical, and even-handed advice on this incredibly difficult problem. The first step? Look inward. Protect your children by finding an antidote for your own poison and by swallowing a little more from your ex.”

–Robert E. Emery, Ph.D.,
Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law,
University of Virginia,
and author of Renegotiating Family Relationships


Other AFCC 2002 (HAWAII) keynote presenter (hardly a surprise) for 2002 was going to be Joan Kelly, Ph.D. Interesting logo at “Mediate.com” — 3 units inextricably bound together, when the process of separation is supposed to include, like, SEPARATION.  Who is the 3rd unit — the court professionals that are going to glue together divorcing parents?  Or does this represent the 3-fold AFCC grouping:  Judge/Attorney/Psychiatrist or Psychologist?

Mediate.com - Complete information about mediation and mediators

Joan Kelly is a Psychologist — not an attorney!  Notice the “parenting coordination” emphasis and two decorations from AFCC.

Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and former Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center in Corte Madera, CA. Dr. Kelly received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her research, writing, practice and teaching over 38 years has focused on children’s adjustment to divorce, custody and access issues, using child development research to develop parenting plans, divorce mediation, and Parenting Coordination. She has published more than 85 articles and chapters, and a classic book, Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce. Joan is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, received the Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research and the Meyer Elkin Awards from AFCC, was a member of the AFCC Task Force on Parenting Coordination, and has been appointed to an APA Task Force on Parenting Coordination.

Notice the full complement of Joan Kelly products for sale on the link.  Being in the sales and conferencing business is apparently good business; see “mediate.COM”

While I’m at it, I typed in “Mediation” under the registry of charitable trusts (No name of dba came up for the Northern California Mediation Center” showed up under organization name or dba — so I gather it’s a for-profit outfit, perhaps.  However, these MEdiations Centers no longer are, whatever they may wish:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
MEDIATION CENTER Charity Not Registered SANTA BARBARA CA Charity Registration Charity
MEDIATION CENTER OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY 091306 Charity Delinquent STOCKTON CA Charity Registration Charity
MEDIATION CENTER OF THE NORTH VALLEY 082863 Charity Revoked CHICO CA Charity Registration Charity
MEDIATION RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. 106201 Charity Delinquent OAKLAND CA Charity Registration Charity
MEDIATION SERVICES OF SOLANO COUNTY, INC. 078299 Charity Delinquent VACAVILLE CA Charity Registration Charity
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Corporations search on the 4th one, here brought up 4 more:
Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1873900 09/29/1994 DISSOLVED ARBITRATION RESOLUTION MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. DAVID W PIES
C3094518 03/05/2008 SUSPENDED ELLIS MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. CHRISTINA L ELLIS
C2249692 06/19/2000 SUSPENDED MEDIATION ARBITRATION RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. STANLEY LAWRENCE REISCH
C2004504 02/13/1997 SUSPENDED MEDIATION RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. BRENDA M. GASPAR
All I typed in was the word “MEDIATION”!
The address on Ms. Gaspar’s organization is an Oakland PO Box, she also shows up owning a nice home in the area, which was apparently sold to another? marriage therapist, who turned it around quickly (within a year).  As it’s not my business to put people’s home addresses up here (when the corporation listing doesn’t) let’s leave it at that.   ANother person by same name had a bank win a judgment against her in Idaho.
Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1865067 08/24/1993 ACTIVE MEDIATION CENTER OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY ROSALIE GATES
(I searched the street address.  This one doesn’t seem to focus so much on family law situations, but note):
The Mediation Center of San Joaquin County is a not-for-profit organization funded by the county (under the Dispute Resolution Programs Act), income from training services, case development fees, and donations. Services are provided by trained neutrals
And indicates they work with “Superior Court of San Joaquin County” DRPA funding/advisor line/courtroom mediations.
Funny, Rosalie Gates is listed as registered agent, but new Board Member as of 2008:

Please welcome new board member Rosalie Gates, E. A. Rosalie has experience working with nonprofits and overseeing the accounting and financials. We welcome her and her expertise to our Center.

AND hopefully they will resolve their “delinquent” status!


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This one actually functioned for quite a while.  statement from 2008 IRS form:

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1693905 08/12/1991 SUSPENDED MEDIATION CENTER OF THE NORTH VALLEY MICHAEL SHEPHERD

 

( Chico, CA, stil listed on the state site of “Consumer Agencies” under Butte County – search address)(NOT family law related)

However, he is an ADR professional with a solid resume here, and although his primary field isn’t family law, it would seem he might keep the corporate registration current:

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court, California 1990 U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1983 State Bar of California, 1981 U.S. District Court, Southern District, 1974

EDUCATION
Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution 2010
Hastings College of Law,University of California, J.D. 1973
University of Santa Barbara 1968

Mr. Shepherd has tried over 50 civil jury trials including trials in the United States District Court for the Eastern District (Sacramento), Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Butte County, Tehama County, Shasta County, Glenn County, Sutter County, Yuba County and Mendocino County Superior Courts. Mr. Shepherd is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the Central and Southern District Federal Courts for California, the Ninth Appellate Federal Court and the United States Supreme Court.

…Upstanding Citizen

From 1988 to 2000, Mr. Shepherd served on the Board of Directors for the Chico Area Park and Recreation District, twice serving as Chair of the Board and also is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Mediation Center For The North Valley, a non-profit corporation involved {briefly??!}}in alternative dispute resolution. In 1995 Mr. Shepherd was nominated for “Citizen of the Year” by the Chico Chamber of Commerce.

Guess just too busy with all the other professional responsibilities and courts…..

(LOOK at all these mediation centers — just imagine how many websites link to groups with suspended business licenses!  North Valley is on this one.  Moreover, with all this mediation going on, shouldn’t the world be less violent by now?)

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1664678 05/08/1990 SUSPENDED MEDIATION SERVICES OF SOLANO COUNTY, INC. CARL J DEBEVEC

Address of that MEDIATION CENTER appears to be public facilities of some sort.

Mr. Debevec (courtesy “Mediate.com” as above…..)

Carl J. Debevec



Carl J. DebevecCarl J. Debevec is an attorney practicing general civil law in northern California. His practice includes business, trusts and estate planning, real property, elder law issues and mediation. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University college of law, a former Air Force judge advocate, and holds a post-graduate certificate in conflict resolution from California State University at Sonoma.As an active mediator and trainer, he has chaired the ADR committee for the Solano county Bar Association for 7 years, and was recently named attorney of the year for his work in that program. He has extensive experience in court-referred and community-based mediation and conflict resolution processes, and organized the county bar Dispute Resolution Service, a community-based mediation programstaffed by dozens of dedicated volunteer mediators.

And an upstanding community member: (in fact, it turns out he was a board of directors of this foundation that gave him the glowing recommendation:

Vacaville Public Education FoundationBuilding Community Through Education

Posted on March 16, 2010 by VPEF

debevec@debevlaw.com

Carl has resided and practiced law in Vacaville since 1979. A native of Cleveland Ohio, he is a retired AF reserve judge advocate. He previously served as president of the Vacaville Museum, treasurer of the Solano County Bar Association and worked on the board of the Solano Land Trust. As a co-founder of the Solano Conflict Resolution Center, he is a professional mediator. His support of the Vacaville education community springs from his family: his wife of 40 years, Barbara, is a literacy coach for the VUSD, and his daughters Jenny and Elie are successful alumni of the Vacaville school system.

Speaking of THIS California Public Benefit Corporation, which purpose was to raise money for the school district and preserve some of the educational programs:

 

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
VACAVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION 4258-2007 Raffle Expired VACAVILLE CA Raffle Registration Raffle
VACAVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION 4258-2005 Raffle Expired VACAVILLE CA Raffle Registration Raffle
VACAVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION CT0164604 Charity Delinquent VACAVILLE CA Charity Registration Charity
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(of which, incidentally, the IRS shows Carl Debevec is a board member, so it might make sense for the public compliments).

The top two entries are RAFFLES.  Fundraising by raffle-organizations are required to file forms, as well as certifications by the officer of the charity for which they are fundraising that it actually got those funds.  SO this is legitimate.  however, there is no paperwork at all under either of those raffles.

There were some difficulties filing.  I think Mr. Debevec was busy mediating, or he’d have advised them of the regulations about filing, being an attorney himself:

This one — the IRS form shows its purpose is to raise money for the school district to preserve educational programs.  Its main source of REVENUE is a $220K grant — from the school district.  Notice the $6,000 appreciation dinner, $7,000 “accounts receivable”, $12K advertising and promo, and $120 for Corporate FIling fees, if these were ever turned in….not to mention the grants not received yet.

The address of this foundation (sic) is a local sports club:

Direct Contributions – Send checks or money orders to:

Vacaville Public Education Foundation
c/o Millennium SportsClub
3442 Browns Valley Rd., Suite
400Vacaville, CA 95688

The site states:  “The Vacaville Public Education Foundation was formed in 2003 by a determined group of parents, community leaders, elected officials, senior citizens, and businessmen and women. They came together to address the crisis in public education funding that grips California every year and is most severe when the sales taxes and capital gains taxes fall.”  and “In their tenure, they have raised and allocated over $1.8 million for the children of our schools. The money has been used for specific programs in the following general areas: academics, athletics, music, library, health and safety, counseling and the GATE program. They have received over a thousand testimonials from parents, teachers and students about how these grants have made a direct, positive impact on students of the Vacaville Unified School District.

AMONG the board of directors, (according to the site) is someone who should’ve been on top of this charity & raffle registration process, one would think!

Constance Pedron – Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors - Constance Pedron

constance@millenniumsportsclub.com

Constance Pedron has been a resident of Vacaville since 2001. As Vice President, Dir of Human Resources and Chief Technical Officer of Salutary SportsClubs, Inc. (Millennium SportsClub) and is the corporate Administrator for the Millennium Child Development Center.

Constance consults with businesses in Solano and Sacramento Counties in the areas of Human Resource Management and Accounting Management. She has taught employment law at UC Davis Extension providing a solid foundation in current federal, state, and local regulations, emphasizing compliance and maintaining management control. In addition, she is a certified mediator for the Solano County Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Service.

With no children of her own, the community of Vacaville is her family. “The efforts we give today to empower our children in Vacaville will reward us as a community exponentially in the future.”

This “Millennium Child Development Center” (part of a chain) was recently taking over by another international group, per ITS site:

International Child Resource Insitute

child care

ICRI operates and/or oversees six child care and early childhood development centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each center incorporates unique curricula and learning environments, and employs talented and dedicated staff. Our goal is to develop a range of outstanding early childhood centers that are models in their communities, and provide study and learning exchange opportunities for educators from around the world. . . . Millennium Child Development Center – ICRI was recently invited to take over the operation of this center in Vacaville, California and create a model early childhood facility at the site. 

(this board & staff a seriously packed with high-profile people, incl. one with SF Government Ties:

Beyene Negewo

Beyene is the former Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is also a retired Senior Policy Advisor for the City and County of San Francisco, and served as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank on economic development in Papua New Guinea. Beyene holds a Doctorate in Public Policy from Stanford as well as additional degrees in the fields of political science, educational planning and international development. Beyene has more than 25 years of professional experience tackling complex social and policy problems throughout North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

(WONDER IF ANY HHS grants behind that one …..)

No relationship, presumably? (searched “millennium Children’s”)

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
MILLENNIUM CHILDREN’S FUND 115820 Charity Delinquent BEVERLY HILLS CA Charity Registration Charity
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Results of search for ” MILLENNIUM CHILDREN’S ” returned 3 entity records

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2090377 07/21/1998 SUSPENDED INTERNATIONAL MILLENNIUM CHILDREN’S FUND JAMES I. BANG, ESQ.
C2225206 02/16/2000 SUSPENDED MILLENNIUM CHILDREN’S FUND DOUGLAS H PIERCE
C2608199 03/12/2004 SUSPENDED THE NEW MILLENNIUM OUTREACH CHILDREN’S CENTER DESENTRIE ANTHONY ALLEN

However, the INSTITUTE is operational in California

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1085046 07/31/1981 ACTIVE INTERNATIONAL CHILD RESOURCE EXCHANGE INSTITUTE KENNETH JAFFE

 

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
INTERNATIONAL CHILD RESOURCE EXCHANGE INSTITUTE 045583 Charity Current BERKELEY CA Charity Registration Charity
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And it IS filing its charity reports and apparently IRS’s.  Mr. Jaffee is paid $140K, and the goal is “starting children’s programs around the world” with a view to preventing abuse.  Revenuves ca $4.8 million (2009), Program expenses, over $4 million, assets well over $1 million.  Program Purpose and Accomplishments are the same:


Mr. Jaffee got his child development training from Sweden:

Ken Jaffe, President & Executive Director

Ken is the founder and leader of ICRI. He started the organization in 1981 to improve the lives of children and families throughout the world, through technical assistance and consultation, resource dissemination, and the establishment of model projects.

Ken received his child development training at the University of Uppsala in Sweden and his Master’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted comparative research in international child care and development practices. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University, where he studied juvenile justice and children’s rights. Ken is the author of numerous articles on international early childhood education, child advocacy, program management and work and family policy issues.

Ken served as Chair and member of the California Governor’s Advisory Committee on Child Development for nine years. He has worked extensively on family child care issues and was a founding member of the International Family Child Care Association and the World Forum on Early Care and Education. Ken was the Vice-Chair of a statewide commission to formulate a strategic plan for child care development in California.

Ken has assisted in the improvement or establishment of more than 300 child care, child health and child abuse prevention programs worldwide. He has been a consultant to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., and has advised the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Sweden and Ecuador on child and family issues. In addition, Ken has presented over 300 keynotes and seminars to policy makers, executives, and non-profit professionals worldwide.

Sweden, unlike the U.S., is a constitutional monarchy; it revised its constitution last round, this “state.gov” site says, in 1975.

Sweden has an extensive child-care system that guarantees a place for all young children ages two through six in a public day-care facility. From ages seven to 16, children participate in compulsory education. After completing the ninth grade, 90% attend upper secondary school for either academic or technical education.

Swedes benefit from an extensive social welfare system, which provides childcare and maternity and paternity leave, a ceiling on health care costs, old-age pensions, and sick leave, among other benefits. Parents are entitled to a total of 480 days’ paid leave at 80% of a government-determined salary cap between birth and the child’s eighth birthday. The parents may split those days however they wish, but 60 of the days are reserved specifically for the father. The parents may also take an additional 5 months of unpaid leave.

For curiosity, I typed in “Dispute Resolution.”  After all, Dispute Resolution is such a huge field, and there’s even a county employee (Superior COurt) to promote and coordinate “Alternate Dispute Resolution” to  . . . everyone.  The position has 5 steps, and the highest salary level is $86,000 (below, Classification 444 in SF).

SEARCH ON “DISPUTE RESOLUTION” under California Charities:

I found ONE by this title under charities — the Blumbergs of Mammoth Lake, CA.  Filed in 1990, name change in 1994, and finally in 2011 (this past May) the OAG caught up with them:

Organization Name Registration Number Record Type Registration Status City State Registration Type Record Type
DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF CALIFORNIA 063535 Charity Delinquent MAMMOTH LAKES CA Charity Registration Charity
1

Possibly there is a pattern going on here?

You may CLOSE this window to return to the Search Results and choose another registrant.Registrant Information
Full Name: DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF CALIFORNIA FEIN: 770131252
Type: Public Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 1295640
Registration Number: 063535
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 12/31/1990 Renewal Due Date: 5/11/2004
Registration Status: Delinquent Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal:
Address Information
Address Line 1: P.O. BOX 2535 Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: MAMMOTH LAKES CA 93546
Annual Renewal Information
Related Documents
0001BA6D Founding Documents
12961879 1st Delinquency Notice
Prerequisite Information
No Prerequisite Information
IRS Return Data

with them and said, “you’re delinquent!”  It appears they NEVER filed a tax return (at least, none up here) as charities are required to.

Kamala Harris’ office is appropriately indignant and threatening (although the amount hardly seems to match the millions  per state held in undistributed child support collections nationwide).  Maybe the founders of this group had nothing to blackmail anyone with, for example, knowledge of what someone else was doing illegal also.  Although I can hardly condone starting a charity and then simply failing to dissolve it on purpose if one has no plans to file tax returns:


and page 2 warning:

I googled “Myron Blumberg” and the city he was in, and found out that as of 2008, he’d passed away, and had had Parkinsons, had been a brilliant attorney.  This still doesn’t explain what happened between 1990 and 2008 that didn’t involve charitable registrations (or from whatever year this became a requirement for California charities).  Perhaps the organization never earned income?  How does this figure with “brilliant attorney?” as described below.

http://understandingpersonalitytypes.com/2008/08/17/memories-of-myron-blumberg,%20parkinson’s-diseases-mammoth-lakes-california-eastern-sierra-jewish-community.aspx

Memories of Myron Blumberg

This morning Jordan and I learned that our dear friend, Myron Blumberg, passed away.

When Myron’s daughter, Deborah, called, I said, “You called to tell me something sad. Didn’t you?”
“Yes,” she said, “My father passed away.”

The news of Myron’s passing was very sad, but not surprising. He had suffered with Parkinson’s disease for many years.

Jordan and I met Myron, a brilliant attorney and WWII veteran, and his wife Shirley, a talented poet and gardener, in 1981, soon after we moved to Mammoth Lakes, California.

So, about some of those MEDIATION GROUPS, above

. . .OF THE NORTH VALLEY

The third one down (North Valley) was in Chico, and IRS forms show it started out with a bang (revenues $200K), then within 3 years was down to $76K.  The public benefit it provided reminds me of the account of the Los Angeles County Judge’s Slush Fund — mediation training was a factor mentioned.  This appears to be small fry, though, compared to others.

FIRST Form 990 filed – REVENUES: (if this is unclear, go to original site).

the public gave them $135, government grants $24K, and business from Government $16K for fees and contracts.  I guess there was a government connection somewhere here, eh?  The government gives and the government revokes your nonprofit status a few years later.  I know people that could live, with a family, on $16K, let alone$24K….

Somehow they managed to spend nearly everything, which again is what nonprofits supposedly DO, right?

1st year of form 990 filed:

2nd year of form 990 filed:

a statement (of which this is just a sample) shows that at least two of the directors were doing Superior Court Mediation:

3 board of directors got $24K salary — although who got how much, omitted.  I guess (despite 3 different addresses) they cooperatively figured out or mediated who got how much, or whether it was a 3-way even split:

Revenues included a City & a County Grant.  Earned revenues included court-referrals, and training fees.

THE MEDIATION CENTER — SANTA BARBARA (not registered yet.  No documents there yet.  Street address searched showed:

J. Paul Gignac, Esq.
ARIAS, OZZELLO & GIGNAC, LLP
1231 State Street, Suite 206 Santa Barbara, California 9310
as attorney for where to file documents in a class action suit for shareholders, regarding a real estate merger.  He shows up under American Arbitration Association (“http://adr.org”) listing.   

MEDIATION RESOLUTION SERVICES  – OAKLAND.

Incorporation?  1997

Taxes filed?  Zero.

Street address not possible to check it says:

(sigh….)  Secretary of State search on “MEdiation” comes up with 189 search results.  I guess, if one took out all the “suspended” Delinquent” and “revoked” one might come up with a number PROBABLY larger than the few listed above as charities.  Of those, how many are stating that they are charities in public, but functioning as non-tax return filing private corporations in reality.  Does anyone care?   I would hope so.  Clearly Mediation is a HUGE field to get into (thanks to decades of promotion by certain parties):

Results of search for ” MEDIATION ” returned 189 entity records.

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2991184 06/19/2007 ACTIVE A FAIR WAY MEDIATION & DIVORCE W ROBERT WELCH
C2420517 06/17/2002 DISSOLVED A MATTER OF MEDIATION, INC. FRANCINE SCHLAKS
C3344261 01/19/2011 ACTIVE AARON’S MARBLES MEDIATION, INC. JULIUS JONES
C2931143 09/25/2006 SUSPENDED ABLE MEDIATION AND COUNSELING SERVICES, INC. CHAROLETTA J. RANSOM
C3018080 07/06/2007 SUSPENDED ADVANCED MEDIATION CORPORATION SEAN COLLINSON
C3098214 04/30/2008 ACTIVE ADVANTAGE ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. MICHAEL DILIBERTO
C2460808 08/01/2002 SUSPENDED ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION GROUP INC. RODERICK D GAULMAN
C3061573 01/02/2008 ACTIVE ALAN SALER MEDIATION SERVICES ALAN G SALER
C2614627 05/28/2004 SUSPENDED ALL FOR ONE MEDIATION AND BUSINESS SERVICES, INC ZENDA ABBOTT
C1686037 04/29/1991 DISSOLVED ALTERNATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION CENTER OF MERCED COUNTY BARBARA THELEN
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1811897 12/13/1991 CANCELED INSTITUTE OF MEDIATION & ARBITRATION MICHAEL A. BROOKS
C1478676 03/19/1990 SUSPENDED INSURANCE MEDIATION & ARBITRATION, INC. STANLEY HASSAN
C1586574 05/04/1987 SUSPENDED ISLA VISTA MEDIATION PROGRAM GEOFFREY WALLACE
C3358999 02/10/2011 ACTIVE JEANIE CHA A LAW CORPORATION & MEDIATION FIRM JEANIE CHA
C1919800 01/02/1995 SUSPENDED JENKINS & ASSOCIATES MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. SUSAN OLMO
C1611145 03/24/1988 SURRENDER JUDGES MEDIATION CORPORATION MYRON H MARSHALL
C1061099 12/03/1981 MERGED OUT JUDICIAL ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. LINDA H. CROCHET
C2912540 02/13/2007 DISSOLVED KOREAN AMERICAN ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. HANNA KIM
C1962924 02/28/1996 ACTIVE LAW & MEDIATION OFFICES OF BARBARA J. KUEHN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION BARBARA J KUEHN
C1062290 12/18/1981 DISSOLVED LAW & MEDIATION, INC. PAUL COOKE WILKINS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

(I should point out that probably several of these are small claims, not all in the family law field…..)

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C3299178 06/29/2010 ACTIVE LAW AND MEDIATION OFFICE OF DIANE M. GOODMAN, APC DIANE M GOODMAN
C2010728 05/14/1997 DISSOLVED LAWYERS ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICE ROBERT H BOHN
C2528156 11/05/2003 SUSPENDED LOS ANGELES MEDIATION PROJECT, INC. RANDOLPH DOBBS
C3135779 12/02/2008 ACTIVE LYDIA S. GLASS, PH.D., PSYCHOLOGICAL & MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. LYDIA S G;ASS
C3324991 10/20/2010 ACTIVE MANDELL MEDIATION, INC. ABIGAIL JONES
C1244960 04/24/1984 ACTIVE MARIN COUNTY MEDIATION SERVICES BARBARA KOB
C1908994 07/02/1997 ACTIVE MARKUS MEDIATION SCOTT SLATER MARKUS
C1107945 03/31/1982 SUSPENDED MARRIAGE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION CENTER CLAUDE E WHITNEY
C2249692 06/19/2000 SUSPENDED MEDIATION ARBITRATION RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. STANLEY LAWRENCE REISCH
C1276351 05/10/1985 DISSOLVED MEDIATION ASSOCIATES, INC. RONALD L CLAASSEN
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

 

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2689706 10/15/2004 DISSOLVED MEDIATION ASSOCIATION, INC HOLLY BANAFSHEH
C1583722 03/30/1987 SUSPENDED MEDIATION CENTER GAIL RAPPAPORT
C1865067 08/24/1993 ACTIVE MEDIATION CENTER OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY ROSALIE GATES
C1693905 08/12/1991 SUSPENDED MEDIATION CENTER OF THE NORTH VALLEY MICHAEL SHEPHERD
C2170001 07/02/1999 SUSPENDED MEDIATION CENTER OF THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, INC. JEFFREY MELCZER
C2895761 05/26/2006 ACTIVE MEDIATION LAW GROUP, INC. WMO GREG BENNETT
C1291763 11/18/1985 SUSPENDED MEDIATION MASTERS, INC. RUTH JACOBSON
C2630475 01/24/2005 ACTIVE MEDIATION OFFICES OF CALIFORNIA, PC. UNMANI M SARASVATI
C3368744 03/23/2011 ACTIVE MEDIATION OFFICES OF FLOYD J. SIEGAL, INC. FLOYD J SIEGAL
C2744558 05/01/2005 ACTIVE MEDIATION OFFICES OF LISA KRAKOW, INC. LISA KRAKOW
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1650327 09/29/1989 SUSPENDED MEDIATION PROJECT, INC. BRENDA GOTTFRIED
C2004504 02/13/1997 SUSPENDED MEDIATION RESOLUTION SERVICES, INC. BRENDA M. GASPAR
C2336362 03/15/2001 FORFEITED MEDIATION RESOURCES, INC. ** RESIGNED ON 05/30/2002
C1664678 05/08/1990 SUSPENDED MEDIATION SERVICES OF SOLANO COUNTY, INC. CARL J DEBEVEC
C2387846 01/08/2002 SUSPENDED MEDIATION SETTLEMENT CORPORATION PETER J SEARLE
C1746697 06/29/1994 DISSOLVED MEDIATION SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION KURT GROSZ
C0508442 05/02/1966 ACTIVE MEDIATION SPECIALISTS, INC. JEFFREY P. PALMER
C1456763 02/23/1989 DISSOLVED MEDIATION, INC. THOMAS P PRITCHARD
C2972559 03/07/2007 ACTIVE MICHAEL ALLEN MEDIATION INC. MICHAEL ALLEN
C1015482 01/19/1981 DISSOLVED MONTEREY BAY RENTAL INFORMATION AND MEDIATION SERVICE MARY JAMES
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Must be professional burnout, working with flawed parents and highconflict families, among other things:

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2129651 01/06/1999 DISSOLVED MOSTEN MEDIATION CENTERS CORPORATION FORREST S MOSTEN
C1290492 11/14/1985 SUSPENDED NAPA COUNTY RENTAL INFORMATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES MICHAEL LIVINGSTON
C1244149 04/12/1984 SUSPENDED NATIONAL DIVORCE MEDIATION COUNCIL IRIS HICKS
C0688402 08/29/1973 SUSPENDED NORTH COUNTY MEDIATION ANN BILODEAU
C3168928 10/30/2008 ACTIVE NORTH COUNTY MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. JAMES L FREDERICK
C3370708 04/01/2011 ACTIVE OFFICE OF RECONCILIATION AND MEDIATION, INC. CURTIS MAY
C1041123 04/08/1981 DISSOLVED ORANGE COUNTY FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICE, INC. JERRY SCHIPPER
C1221839 01/20/1984 SUSPENDED PACIFIC MEDIATION CENTER, INC. PHILIP M ROSTEN
C3250618 07/06/2010 ACTIVE PACIFIC MEDIATION PROJECT LEEANNE EAGLESON
C2656383 06/09/2004 ACTIVE PEACE TALKS MEDIATION SERVICES, INC. DIANA L MERCER
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

 

But this main one is still going, Dr. Joan Kelly’s outfit:

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C1049143 07/10/1981 ACTIVE THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION CENTER NANCY J. FOSTER

 

Entity Name: THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIATION CENTER
Entity Number: C1049143
Date Filed: 07/10/1981
Status: ACTIVE
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 175 NORTH REDWOOD DRIVE, SUITE 295
Entity City, State, Zip: SAN RAFAEL CA 94903
Agent for Service of Process: NANCY J. FOSTER
Agent Address: 175 NORTH REDWOOD DRIVE, SUITE 295
Agent City, State, Zip: SAN RAFAEL CA 94903

Events: Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire: collaborative 

Joan B.Kelly, PhD : NCMC:175 North Redwood driveSuite 295, San Rafael; September 19 2011: Civility Matters III (SCBA); September 19 2011: Dept 14 


divorce legal advice healdsburg cloverdale

The Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire (CCRE) is a group of professionals interested in avoiding court battles and power struggles to resolve conflicts. Our group consists of family, probate and civil attorneys, mental health professionals, financial planners and others professionals.
non-traditional nontraditional divorce
Although we are primarily located in Sonoma and Napa Counties our members include professionals from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

I find it just “astounding” that among the Board of Directors is also a Kids Turn founder, Jennifer Jackson:

Charity began ? (here we go again — charity site, incorporation site):

Secretary of State site FIRST:

 

Entity Number Date Filed Status Entity Name Agent for Service of Process
C2654097 05/07/2004 SUSPENDED COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL OF THE REDWOOD EMPIRE RANDELL J CHEEK

 

 

Entity Name: COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL OF THE REDWOOD EMPIRE
Entity Number: C2654097
Date Filed: 05/07/2004
Status: SUSPENDED
Jurisdiction: CALIFORNIA
Entity Address: 111 LIBERTY ST
Entity City, State, Zip: PETALUMA CA 94952
Agent for Service of Process: RANDELL J CHEEK
Agent Address: 111 LIBERTY ST
Agent City, State, Zip: PETALUMA CA 94952

 

SUSPENDED!

Perhaps this is why.

 

Below is the detailed data for the registrant you selected.
You may CLOSE this window to return to the Search Results and choose another registrant.
Registrant Information
Full Name: COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL OF THE REDWOOD EMPIRE FEIN:
Type: Mutual Benefit Corporate or Organization Number: 2654097
Registration Number: EX558676
Record Type: Charity Registration Type: Charity Registration
Issue Date: 12/31/1990 Renewal Due Date: 5/15/1991
Registration Status: Exempt – Active Date This Status:
Date of Last Renewal:
Address Information
Address Line 1: 111 LIBERTY ST Phone:
Address Line 2:
Address Line 3:
Address Line 4: PETALUMA CA 94952
Annual Renewal Information
Related Documents
No Related Documents
Prerequisite Information
No Prerequisite Information
IRS Return Data

 

NO related documents?  Should I be holding my breath on this one?  111 Liberty Street, Petaluma is a VERy busy street, when it comes to therapy and counseling at least two LMFT’s and more….

Do you think we should inform prospective clients?  Because it seems to me they still think they are quite a going concern!

I’m not quite sure what the “1990” issue date means at the Attorney General’s site is (PERHAPS IT’S A COMPUTER DEFAULT?)  Around 2004 (see AFCC article on “Collaborative law, dated 2001, above) they got around to incorporating in California.  So far, no registration of any sort as a charity.  Are they a definitely for-profit concern?  What got their license suspended?

You’ve just “got” to read Randell Cheek’s Curriculum, which is all “Collaborative Practice.”  He’s also been a psychotherapist since 1983.  Among his professional credits are working for/with this organization which doesn’t comply with state corporate or charitable organization laws.  My favorite parts, not including Clinical Supervisor at “St Vincent’s Home for Boys,” Program Director at a Children’s Home, and apparently some Hypnosis work with a David Cheek, M.D. (relative?):

In 2007 “August 14 Legal Ethical Issues in Collaborative Practice, Marin, CA with Karen Hendrickson, JD”

and:

(Conference Presentations) Oct. 2006

CA. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, (AFCC) Sonoma, CA

Introduction to Collaborative Practice with Catherine Conner, JD, and Susan R. Berg, MFT.

A tribute to Dr. Cheek’s hyponosis work.  Apparently he died suddenly in 1996 of a fatal cancer misdiagnosed as an ingrown hair (??).  How nice the collaborative council of redwood empire, prominent attorneys and lots of therapists, have input, or at least registered agent status, for this corporation in Randell Cheek:

 Doctor David B. Cheek, my very dear friend of many years, passed away three years ago in Santa Barbara, California, where he lived with his wife, Dolores. David had a pimple on his jaw and went it got quite inflamed, he went to a doctor, who told him it was an ingrown hair. Sadly, it turned out to be a fatal cancer and he passed away in a hospice just weeks later. With his death, the world, in general, lost a great humanitarian and hypnosis, in specific, lost a friend, teacher and pioneer. David was a colleague of the late Milton Erickson and a past-president of ASCH, which denounced him because of his advanced thinking. He and Leslie LeCron, who passed away many years ago, made many discoveries, including the use of ideomotor signals and the fact an unconscious person continues to hear and respond at a subconscious level. Despite criticism, David was fascinated with past life regression and spirits (not the liquid type). I learned much at his knee and even had the honor of hypnotizing him at a Texas conference when he was suffering from a painful hip problem. I miss him sorely and often feel his guidance when working with clients.

. . .

Psychoanalysts state that a patient undergoing hypnotherapy becomes extremely dependent on the therapist, with a greater transference developing. It is true that there may be a great dependence initially, but this is of advantage to both the patient and the therapist. As progress is made and the illness or condition responds to treatment, dependence dwindles away. A large part of hypnotherapy is the building of ego strength in the patient. Hypnosis facilitates this and then dependency needs are ended or modified. It could be pointed out that anyone continuing in analysis for three or four years with little progress certainly is displaying great dependence on the analyst.

A little disturbing when it comes to the family law field in particular:

I should stop (adding this the day after initial post) — but it’s too “funny.”  Having their corporate licenses suspended by the Attorney General’s Office hasn’t slowed down this bunch of attorneys, therapists and financial coaches one iota:

EVENTS AND TRAININGS:

  • August 19 2011: FAMILY LAW SECTION PICNIC: Galvin Park (SCBA)
  • August 30 2011: Nuptial Agreements: A Family Law Perspective for Trust and Estate Lawyers (SCBA)
    Peter Rubin, Jennifer Jackson
  • September 16 2011: Child Alienation & Relocation
    Joan B.Kelly, PhD : NCMC:175 North Redwood drive, Suite 295, San Rafael**
  • September 19 2011Civility Matters III (SCBA)
  • September 19 2011Dept 14 12:15-1:15: Supervised Visitation (MHLS)
  • September 23 2011: Non Verbal Communication (SCBA)
  • September 28 2011: Taxation Seminar (SCBA)

! ! !

** Isn’t Joan Kelly worried about her association with such scofflaws? Is this an honorarium, a for-profit appearance, or what?

Mr. Cheek (Randell, not David B., obviously) has some good support to further develop his resume:

Collaborative Practice Trainers

Offering collaborative training for legal, financial and mental health professionals

Margaret L. Anderson, Barbara Bowen, Susan J. Campbell, Randell J. Cheek, Catherine Conner

LIKE, how to overcome a high-conflict relationship with the local attorney general’s office and avoid paying taxes — or registering as a charity?

Under training section, I cannot help noticing there are trainings in GERMANY and HONG KONG.    WHo, exactly is training?

  • List of Conferences, members of Collaborative Practice Trainers as presenters:
3 different entities, probably all of them AFCC members.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE SOLUTIONS, INC.

I thought after yesterday’s post, someone might want a sample page of how nonprofits are getting shut down, or at least verbally spanked, from the State’s Attorney General or Secretary of State offices, and why.

I was mistaken in citing a $50.00 fee. Here’s one that didn’t get a $25 fee in on time, and is getting scolded for it. I thought (see “collaboration”) several heads were better than one. Let’s see if we can wrap our head around how this one happened:

Here (as of an informal site which says it’s current as of March 31, 2011):

Collaborative Divorce Solutions, Inc. has a location in Irvine, CA. Active officers include Jan Mark Dudman. Collaborative Divorce Solutions, Inc. filed as a Articles of Incorporation on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 in the state of California and is currently active. Jan Mark Dudman serves as the registered agent for this organization.

Filings: Articles of Incorporation (CA – Active)
State of Record: CA
State Reference ID: 02568651
Registered Agent: Jan Mark Dudman
File Date: Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Active: True
Filing Type: Articles of Incorporation

Source:   California Secretary of State last refreshed Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Company Reports from Dun & Bradstreet

While this organization has maintained its “active” status at both corporation and charity level, it didn’t register as a charity until someone apparently notified the Attorney General, who then wrote a letter dated 12/29/2009 (that means, it existed for six years. Only research — which I’m unlikely to do for this amount –would show whether this group received enough income to half to (by law) file tax returns. Moreover, he/she is probably a divorce attorney). Three months later (finally), it appears the group did register (again, this typifies the history of AFCC as I’ve come to understand it through a number of sources. They belatedly register — IF caught — and then do a number of shape-shifts and corporation changes, often across more than one state. IN other words, they cheat and evade taxes. But want to teach US how to parent!). There was also a Delinquency notice, a bounced check, notice, etc. You can see actual notices on-line, but here’s the list of them:

Related Documents
1058588 First Notice to Register   (12/29/2009)
1058589 Confirmation of Registration   (3/9/2010 confirmed)
1058590 IRS Form 990-EZ 2007  
00000155 Letter of Delinquency 1st Notice  ((9/23/2010, the attorney general respectfully (demands) charity registrations for 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008, and the fees to go with them ($25/year) and mentions that failing to file timely is a violation of Government Code xxyyzz. Anyone want to place a bet whether Jan Mark Dudman is an “esq.”??)
1058591 Return Check Letter   (9/23/2010, the attorney general respectfully (demands) charity registrations for 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008, and the fees to go with them ($25/year) and mentions that failing to file timely is a violation of Government Code xxyyzz. Anyone want to place a bet whether Jan Mark Dudman is an “esq.” who might reasonably have known this?)
00000160 Return Check/Incomplete RRF-1 Letter  (9/29/2010 — “your check bounced” my mistake — see letter, & my same-day correction in Comment to post. They returned the check, not a bank….)
53102 IRS Form 990-EZ 2008  (“besides which, you sent the check without the forms”)
Prerequisite Information
No Prerequisite Information

Actually (between bouncing back and forth between screens), I’ve probably not labeled the entries too well — but they are public information. Basically (from the one 990 I looked at), they got $2k contributions and $30K “membership fees.” Program services accomplishments, one sentence basically, is probably boilerplate from an AFCC conference — they offer a “healthy divorce alternative” and divorce coaches, including a financial consultant! Approximately $14K was spent on conferences and trainings (was it fun?) making eventually for $23K deductibles. And the public benefit was WHAT?

(and yes, he is an attorney — B.A. political science, Los Angeles, J.D. Pepperdine.) and your basic boilerplate website, no graphics. Maybe the membership dues provided privileged linking to description of collaborative divorce? And on the site he is listed as Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, which is I guess a dab. Why wouldn’t they just go by “Collaborative Divorce Solutions, Inc.”? because they don’t want to step on collaborative divorce professionals from other areas? Again, here are the 24 attorneys (not including divorce coaches, child custody specialists and financial professionals) that couldn’t collectively figure out that their parent organization they pay ought to register as a charity in this state; dues must be fairly low because it’s bringing in about $30K per year from membership among all these (assuming they all pay up).

Name City Phone Email
Terri Breer Irvine
Bart Carey Anaheim
John Denny Newport Beach
Jan Mark Dudman Santa Ana
John Ellingson Newport Beach
Therese Fey Orange
Barbara Fritz Newport Beach
Elizabeth Jones Irvine
Rosemarie McElhaney Anaheim
Brian Levy Covina
Sara Milburn Irvine
Leslee Newman Orange
Glen Rabenn Seal Beach
Helen Rasner Irvine
Jennifer Webb Newport Beach
Judy Williams Irvine
Delilah Knox Rios Diamond Bar
Sherry Graybehl D’Antony Costa Mesa
Bart Carey Irvine
Brian Levy Santa Ana
Rosemarie McElhaney Irvine
Diana Martinez Chino
Carrie Block Irvine
Suanne Honey Newport Beach

At “collaborative.com” or thereabouts, you can find the group’s own histories. I like to read these, because it gives me an idea whose idea it was. For example, this segment shows me at least one Kids’ Turn organizer was involved (Jennifer Jackson, who I believe on her site takes credit for incorporation the group):

…and then there was the American Institute of Collaborative Professionals
As Collaborative Practice in its many forms began to develop in several areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, it became clear that collaborative practitioners should work together in order to promote and improve the process. [AKA their businesses] The concept was to share what they were learning, to explore the processes that worked and those that didn’t, and to share resources.

Pauline Tesler, Peggy Thompson, Nancy Ross, David Green and Karen Russell began to meet monthly in 1997. They were soon joined in 1998 by Gene Seltzer, Jennifer Jackson, Catherine Conner, Linda Seinturier and James Sheehy. Their vision was to form an umbrella networking organization to serve Collaborative Practice in its many forms.

Initially called the American Institute of Collaborative Professionals (AICP), the group’s activities included local networking meetings, a newsletter meant to be a voice for the collaborative movement (now known as The Collaborative Review) and an annual networking forum. AICP was incorporated in 1999 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

… and now we are International
In May of 1999, the first annual AICP networking forum was held in Oakland, California. The following year, a meeting was held in Chicago to discuss the state of Collaborative legal practice across the country. The nearly 50 practitioners who attended this meeting agreed that AICP should serve as the umbrella organization for our rapidly-growing movement. At the same time, they recognized that since Collaborative Practice was also developing exponentially across Canada, the organization needed a broader, more inclusive name and mission. Thus the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals was born in late 2000, officially changing its name in 2001.

HOW NICE!

This coming week, two individual women originally from Texas (but one now from Georgia) are going to be running yet more Parenting Coordination Training sessions — this time in Chicago.

. For quite a pretty penny, not including the hotel stays. I’m sure that for those consuming the courses, the expenses may be tax-deductible, or possibly paid for unwittingly by some county who is also paying the salary of the employee attending.

Here’s that link:

http://www.cooperativeparenting.com/pctraining.html

Just take a look at the page, notice locations, prices, and people. For a jumpstart — and I”m picking on this group this week because it’s THIS WEEK they are training in Chicagoland: Anne Marie Termini & Susan Boyan.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ (pasted from the site) _ _ _ _ _

                 The FIRST and ONLY Comprehensive Parenting Coordination Training Program!

The Cooperative Parenting Institute (CPI) is an internationally recognized leader providing high quality parenting coordination training programs.  Since 1997, the CPI has dominated the field of parenting coordination by creating the only comprehensive step-by-step PC training model. The Institute offers 20-24-26 hour parenting coordination/facilitation training opportunities each year.  A 12-hour advanced training is available for the experienced parenting coordinator. The training programs meet the requirements established by state statutes.  In addition, the presenters are available for custom designed training in your local area.

Susan Boyan, LMFT and Ann Marie Termini, LPC are recognized leaders and innovative trainers.  As skilled parenting coordinators, since 1991 and 1993 respectively, Ann Marie and Susan have facilitated many complex and highly conflictual divorce cases.  They have drawn on their extensive experience, research and interactive approach to prepare professionals for the challenging role of parenting coordinator. 

2011 Basic Three-Day Training Dates/Location
May 12-14:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 24-Hour Program | Trainer:  Ann Marie Termini
June 16-18:  Atlanta, Georgia | Trainer:  Susan Boyan
August 18-20:  Chicago | Trainer:  Susan Boyan
September 15-17:  King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | 24-Hour Program | Trainer:  Ann Marie Termini
October 20-22:  Dallas, TX | 24-Hour | Coordination/Facilitation | Louisiana (26-Hour) at Texas | Termini
November 10-12:  Atlanta, Georgia | Trainer:  Susan Boyan

August 18-20, 2011 :  Chicago
Contact:  Susan Boyan ((tel & email contacts….))
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL  60523
Reservations:  800-228-9290
Sleeping Room Rate – $129.00

September 15-17, 2011:  King of Prussia (24- hour program)
Contact:  Ann Marie Termini ((tel & email contacts…..))
Dolce Hotels & Resorts – Valley Forge
301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA  19406
Reservations:  1-800-TRY-VFPA
Sleeping Room Rate – $109.00 (room block released August 23, 2011)
Specifically request the rate for the Parent Coordination Training sponsored by Cooperative Parenting Institute
Click here for additional details on the September Training

October 20-22, 2011:  Dallas, Texas (24 & 26-hour program)
Contact:  Ann Marie Termini ((tel & email contacts…))
Courtyard Dallas Addison/Quorum Drive
15160 Quorum Drive, Addison, TX, 75001-4630
(972) 404-1555
Reservations:  1-800-228-9290
Sleeping Room Rate – $55.00 (room block released September 29, 2011)

Specifically request the rate for the Parent Coordination Training sponsored by Cooperative Parenting Institute

Click here for additional details on the October Training

November 10-12, 2011:  Atlanta
Contact:  Susan Boyan
Doubletree Hotel
2061 North Druid Hills, Atlanta, 30329
Sleeping Room Rate – Special $84.00
Specifically ask for KT Edwards at kt.edwards@hilton.com

Click here for Basic Three-Day Training Registration Form

2011 Advanced Training Date/Location
July 22-23:  Atlanta, Georgia | Trainers:  Susan Boyan & Ann Marie Termini
Click here for Advanced Training Overview | Objectives | Outline
Click here for Advanced Training Registration Form

See below for information on fees, CEUs, objectives and course outline

Endorsements
“The presenter was sensational with an awesome sense of humor and gave great practical examples that brought the content to life! I really appreciated the opportunities to discuss clinical and ethical issues!  Over a long three days Susan held my attention, taught me a great deal, and entertained me!  This was a great experience in every single way!”
Miriam Drummonds, PhD. | Alabama

“The presenter was very knowledgeable, talented and inspired!  She has contributed an invaluable service to lessen the pain of divorce for adults and to increase the emotional health of children through successful co-parenting.”
Mary Dean, MFT | Georgia
“The training was dynamic and extremely informative; excellent use of real world examples  to illustrate the key content.  Susan presents well with an entertaining style that brings the  concepts to life.  I learned so much and would definately recommend this training to anyone interested in becoming a parenting coordinator!”
Tracy Masiello, PhD. | North Carolina
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One incentive to give a good review is the significant upfront $$ investment in training. However, I’ll assume for the sake of argument it was indeed a great training in how to coordinate parents (see PCANH.org handbook for what that’s all about, or my four-part series for the field in general, from a mother’s point of view….)

COSTS:

Training Fees
12 Hours – Advanced Training
Two-Day Training:  $350.00 Full Fee  |  $325.00 Early Bird (3-weeks prior to training date)
Day One Only:  7 CEUs – $185.00
Day Two Only:  5 CEUs – $165.00
20 Hours – Basic Three-Day Training
$450.00 Full Fee
$425.00 Early Bird (3-weeks prior to training date)
24 Hours – Basic Three-Day Training
$475.00 Full Fee
$450.00 Early Bird (3-weeks prior to training date)
26 Hours (Louisiana Requirement | Available at the Texas Training) – Basic Three-Day Training
$490.00 Full Fee
$465.00 Early Bird (3-weeks prior to training date

Refunds, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received three weeks prior to the training date. You may, at any point, designate a substitute to attend a training session. If a session is cancelled or postponed, the CPI will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses.

Pennsylvania Training | 24-Hours – Basic Three-Day Training
20-hours parenting coordination process | 4-hours domestic violence

Domestic Violence from an AFCC-style point of view is likely to include a hefty section on false allegations of it. However, as it’s something which could potentially cost children or adults their lives, it’s reassuring to know that at least 1/4 of the time spent training parenting coordinators at least mentions this. It’s known that the VAWA block has to at least get a token acknowledgment in these circles.

Now let’s go FIND that nonprofit “Cooperative Parenting Institute” if possible — what state is it hanging out in? As advertised above, it seems to span Texas, Georgia, and Pennsylvania (plus Chicagoland, which Oak Park, IL is part of). I’ll start with Georgia, where Ms. Boyan appears to have been from, at least recently:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I’ve not met them, it’s just that someone asked me to look up a few things in Georgia, and mentioned having a hard time in particular with Susan Boyan. Being curious (and knowing a few places to look), I simply looked her up. I also seem to remember having run across them, or their work (typical AFCC strategy) in Texas a while back, probably in relation to some access visitation funding…

State of Georgia, “Boyan” (you can search by last name for businesses):

(a handy note on Georgia’s Secretary of State site reminds people that their fees are going down – a flat fee of $250 to file whether for-profit or not-for profit. See this link:

The organization is “Cooperative Parenting Institute.”

From The Georgia Secretary of State site (and better seen on the site, obviously). Also note the Disclaimer. What we see on-line may not be accurate, and as I am not ordering everyone’s certificates of filing what we see is what we get, and I trust if the Secretary of State site is SOMEwhat reliable, it may be taken as an indicator, til further verfication. The indicator here is that “Cooperative Parenting Institute, Inc.” in Georgia, if the same one referred to above, lasted less than three years, and has no names on file tying it to the Boyans:

Please note: The documents displayed on this page are made available solely for the convenience of our customers and may not represent the complete and official record for this entity. If official records are needed, certified copies may be ordered by using the “Order Certified Documents” link on the bottom of the left-hand menu.

Date: 8/21/2011

Current Name: COOPERATIVE PARENTING INSTITUTE, INCORPORATED
Image  Date Document

2/6/2008 New Filing

9/16/2010 Administrative Dissolution

AND (details):

Search Type: Starting With Search Criteria: Cooperative parenting
Search Date: 8/21/2011 Search Time: 17:21
Click on the Business Entity Name or Control No to view more information.
Records Found:1
Business Entity Name Control No Type Status Entity
Creation Date
COOPERATIVE PARENTING INSTITUTE, INCORPORATED 08010511
Non-Profit Corporation
Admin. Dissolved
2/6/2008
Records Returned 1 of 1 total 1

However, this nonprofit Cooperative Parenting Institute, which lasted from 2/6/2008 – 9/16/2010 in Georgia (under three years) shows no “Boyan” or “Termini” but only one person, a Mr. Purcell.

Searching (Georgia site) by the name “Boyan,” there are plenty, including BOYAN & BOYAN, Inc.” (noncompliant, currently) but also another Parenting Coordination outfit:

Susan Boyan BOYAN & BOYAN, INC.
SUSAN BOYAN BOYAN & BOYAN, INC.
NATIONAL PARENT COORDINATORS ASSOCIATION, INC.

This is the NON-profit (apparently from year 2002 – 2008) at the same street address as the for-profit Boyan & Boyan, Inc.: (perhaps I may reformat this information on another date);

Date: 8/21/2011   View Filed Documents
(Annual Registration History etc.)
Business Name History
Name Name Type
NATIONAL PARENT COORDINATORS ASSOCIATION, INC. Current Name
Non-Profit Corporation – Domestic – Information
Control No.: 0207284
Status: Admin. Dissolved
Entity Creation Date: 2/11/2002
Dissolve Date: 5/16/2008
Jurisdiction: GA
Principal Office Address: 2801 BUFORD HWY NE STE T70
ATLANTA GA 30329-2146
Registered Agent
Agent Name: SUSAN BOYAN

Office Address: 2801 BUFORD HWY., SUITE T70
ATLANTA GA 30329
Agent County: DEKALB
Officers
Title: CEO
Name: SUSAN BOYAN
Address: 2801 BUFORD HWY NE STE T 70
ATLANTA GA 30329
Title: CFO
Name: ANN MARIE TERMINI
Address: 2801 BUFORD HWY NE STE T 70
ATLANTA GA 30329

Title: Secretary
Name: HELEANN SHARPIO
Address: 2801 BUFORD HWY NE STE T 70
ATLANTA GA 30329

Article 7 of incorporation states briefly that the corporation is for forming a membership organization of professionals involved in Parenting Coordination and any other purpose lawful for a GA nonprofit. That’s ALL it says (on-line, at least). It’s not that hard to incorporate — pay the fee, and file the report. What I don’t get is why it’s apparently so hard for these groups to STAY incorporated, particularly in states they are operating out of. Notice that while this one dissolved in May, 2008, an overlap (related or not?) in GA called — who is co-sponsoring these ladies’ workshops — called “Cooperative Parenting Institute, Inc.” — was formed, at least until 2010. I can’t wait to find out in what state these workshops are legitimately. doing business… Maybe they are, but I can’t seem to keep pace… Can you?

I figured why not go to the website — for some more advertising, and I guess it’s now incorporated (but as a FOR-profit?) in Pennsylvania: http://www.cooperativeparenting.com/

First, I searched on two good sites for nonprofits, nationwide: Nccsdataweb.urban.org & where they get their information from, called the “foundation finder” (google: 990 finder, it comes up) and nothing under the name came up. A group (by different name) from North Carolina did.

I also just searched the Pennsylvania Secretary of State site, which tells me, nope, not in PA:

Search Type: Exact Match Search Criteria: Cooperative Parenting
Search Date: 8/21/2011 Search Time: 18:30
No Records were found for the search criteria ‘Cooperative Parenting’ on 8/21/2011 6:30:05 PM

May want to bookmark this if you’re from (or interested in) Pennsylvania and want to search their registered nonprofits — like California, it offers several fields to search by, including EIN#.
http://web.dos.state.pa.us/cgi-bin/Charities/char_form.cgi

This group (searched “Cooperative Parenting” only) does not show as a registered nonprofit (charity) in Pennsylvania, if I am understanding the requirements properly. Nor does it show in the national searches. If it is a fictious name, I would just like to know what state the organization is incorporated in (assuming it’s a U.S. corporation) and who are its officers.

Charities OnLine Database

I’m sorry, but your request did not find any selections.
Please choose the ‘BACK’ button and try again.

You entered the following criteria:
NAME: COOPERATIVE PARENTING
If you are a Pennsylvania resident and were solicited by an organization whose name was not found, please contact the Bureau to determine whether the organization has since become registered, is registered under another name, is exempt or excluded from the Act’s registration requirements, or is engaged in unregistered solicitation in violation of the Act. You can contact the Bureau by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999 or by e-mail. Your name will not be shared with the organization under any circumstances.

(continued from the Georgia site):
— and I’m wondering where it’s legitimately registered NOW — because the two outfits (for-profit, and non-profit) naming one of the trainers, Susan Boyan, in Georgia are as follows (I’ve included the detail screen to show names — possibly “Jack Boyan” is a husband, I DNK — and street addresses. And of course the “Noncompliance” status, a little disturbing in that these are training others how to handle parents in the courts:

Business Name History
Name Name Type
BOYAN & BOYAN, INC. Current Name
Profit Corporation – Domestic – Information
Control No.: 0315327
Status: Active/Noncompliance
Entity Creation Date: 3/12/2003
Jurisdiction: GA
Principal Office Address: 2801 BUFORD HIGHWAY, STE T-70
ATLANTA GA 30329
Last Annual Registration Filed Date: 2/26/2009
Last Annual Registration Filed: 2009
Registered Agent
Agent Name: JACK BOYAN
Office Address: 2801 BUFORD HIGHWAY, STE T-70
ATLANTA GA 30329
Agent County: DEKALB
Officers
Title: CEO
Name: SUSAN BOYAN
Address: 2801 BUFORD HIGHWAY, STE T-70
ATLANTA GA 30329
Title: CFO
Name: Jack Boyan
Address: 2801 Buford Hwy
Ste. T-70
Atlanta GA 30329
Title: Secretary
Name: Susan Boyan
Address: 2801 Buford Hwy
Ste. T-70
Atlanta GA 30329

OBVIOUSLY, I can’t keep this up all day (and have done more research than shows here on related groups) but sooner or later it will show a pretty clear pattern — the AFCC-type groups are apparently so busy running pricey trainings (or, for all I know, reasonably priced trainings — if you’re in the field of running trainings all over the map, and I do mean globally) – – – and lobbying the legislature to change the laws to accommodate their habits, as I caught them doing with both Kids Turn and Family Justice Centers in California, and with Kids First in (as I recall it was Pennsylvania) where the direct service provider name was actually written into the rules of court.

BUT FOR A LOOK — a TEN-YEAR-RETROSPECTIVE — at a typical AFCC conference, I suggest this newsletter from Fall 2001. It was scheduled in New York City. Obviously (see “9/11”) they had to reschedule.

However, in this one article — if you read it cover to cover — you can see that Parenting Coordination is discussed (among AFCC folk) as a “done deal” although it took a few more years to get it forced through Florida. It helped having at least three major AFCC personnel also active in Florida — with each other, a Judge Hugh Starnes, an attorney Shelly (“Sheldon”) Finman, and an educator, Linda Fieldstone. Starnes and Finman share the founding of a nonprofit, Association of Family Law Professionals, as well as helping push for both a chapter of AFCC in Florida (Hugh Starnes shows as a member of the national AFCC Board here, in the 2001 flyer) and so forth. In my articles on Parenting Coordination, I probably covered some of this.

The language of Parenting Coordination — like Parental Alienation — and “False Allegations” (typically anywhere near any begrudging acknowledgement of, say, “domestic abuse” or sexual molestation — and other words like Collaborative Law Practice – show up YEARS ago as planned professional niches for members of this group.

I was looking at some material in the creation of the Unified Family Court System, and so forth, in Florida — it was definitely pushed. I noticed that a current (I think, still) State Supreme Court Justice — Justice Barbara Pariente (herself a stepmother and on second marriage) to be either AFCC< or definitely keynote presenter at their conferences.

I think it’s time we started demanding some of these groups: (1) incorporate properly (2) if nonprofit, file as required at the state level, and maintain current, legal status with both incorporations and nonprofit status and (3) file timely and accurate tax returns so we know that there is NO chance of kickbacks, bribes, or case-steering among their ranks, and (4) that any JUDGES at least, who are required to file financial disclosures — keep theirs current, and be put on notice that citizens are going to start watching.

I have before indicated that I, personally, believe that the most appropriate paradigm for the family law system, despite all the noble proclamations — has to be basically, RICO. it’s a “legalized” form of racketeering. Not only are the laws, and forms of justice consistently and INTENTIONALLY altered AWAY from safeguards of due process (possibly a done deal since the Patriot Act anyhow….)(at least) — but also when we see the individuals staffing the courts, or ancillary services to the courts — cannot themselves keep even the most basic of responsibilities — you want to be a nonprofit? Then REGISTER, FILE your 990, and KEEP YOUR BUSINESS LICENSE CURRENT!

As Cooperative Parenting Institute (whatever CORPORATION this be) shows clearly on its site — it’s a marketing outfit. Here’s some of the product (not including the trainings, above).

CPI offers a wide range of valuable divorce products for parents and professionals such as the award-winning Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting and the highly praised Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Group Program. To order or learn more, click here.

The founders of CPI co-authored the only complete parenting coordination text entitled The Psychotherapist as Parent Coordinator in High Conflict Divorce: Strategies and Techniques. To order a copy, click here.

To view and download “The Divorce Rules” click here.

DISCLAIMER: I’m neither an attorney or accountant, and may be missing some filing sites which might record business names, and/or unaware of particular state’s requirements. For reference (and one can look these up by site) here’s a paragraph on business names from “SBA.GOV”:

A fictitious name (or assumed name, trade name or DBA name, which is short for “doing business as”) is a business name that is different from your personal name, the names of your partners or the officially registered name of your LLC or corporation.

For example, let’s say Mary Smith is the sole proprietor of a catering company she runs out of her home. Mary wants to name her business Seaside Catering instead of using her business’ legal name, which is Mary Smith. In order to use Seaside Catering, Mary will need to register that name as a fictitious business name with a government agency. The appropriate government agency depends on where she lives. In some states, you have to register fictitious names with the state government or with the county clerk’s office; however, there are a few states that do not require the registering of fictitious business names.

Use the following chart to find out the requirements for fictitious name filing in your state and to access more information on the process.

Again, for reference, here is that 2001 AFCC newsletter, with the (egotistical, I say!) motto: “KIDS COUNT ON US!” For WHAT becomes the question — to deplete one or both of their parents assets?

http://www.afccnet.org/pdfs/AFCC%20Fa2001.pdf

Things that make you go “Huh?”

Below here is narrative, general discussion only:

How is that more people haven’t been simply reading the AFCC conference brochures, not to mention looking at the AFCC’s own conference brochures, and connecting the dots with their local judiciary, mental helah professionals, and family law attorney activity? I mean, it’s not that hard a roadmap to follow, once one gets the basics. I suppose in part because that’s “just the way it is.”

It is impossible to have in-depth (or even bas-relief) perception of anything, almost, without two viewpoints. Ask any optometrist, look at the difference between predator and prey animals, and eye placement (I’m just speculating on that one, but think about it — humans, eyes face forward, deer & sheep, one on each side). Or simply try going through life with one eye, if you’re normally using two.

People, (people concerned with fiscal crises, or your kids’ safety, or the devolution of due process in the courts year after year) — there have been basic roadmaps laid out in previous years. I’m not the originator of many of these ideas, I simply checked them out and studied them some more, on behalf of sanity and my progeny, and the local communities I’ve been traumatized around and repeatedly lost work in while deciphering the local family court system’s insanity. There’s nothing “insane” about it — it’s a functional system with a specific purpose, which is to bring as many “mental health professionals” into your life as possible, for profit to them and their associates, and possibly for sheer ego.

The “Association of Family and Conciliation Courts” has an organizational history that at least appears to have begun in a Los Angeles County Courthouse as a private organization utilizing the public EIN# for YEARS, i.e., as a slush fund. Google “Beware AFCC” or look again at my site (I bring links to others) for a chrono outline. The organization is a tax-evasion setup designed to claim jurisdiction over California’s children (and thereafter, make it national) initially, and set up a system of courts which are neither criminal, nor civil, but “courts of equity” (hear tell) and among themselves, “problem-solving courts.”

A fair translation of that term would be to simply read it, and the reverse the meaning 180%. They are problem-CAUSING courts to the extent they undermine cognition, and counter the deliberate balance of powers built into our justice systems, intentionally. This term holds throughout the system, and with the various entities involved in it. FOr example, “Child Support Enforcement” is sometimes enforcing, and sometimes not — and this is unpredictable. It has however, developed all kinds of ways to track and invade custodial and noncustodial parents lives both (although clearly some people are ahead of the game at evading it), and COLLECTING it. Sometimes.

Child Support Enforcement is supposed to get people OFF welfare — that’s why the laws were passed to set this up. However, I have credible proof and it’s now clear (and in some places legislated) that the purpose of the child support system is to get more people ON welfare, including middle class parents and upper class — not OFF it.. Nor is it only about child support, but about an “evolving” purpose.

One of the funniest things I found recently was a LONG, fine-print, multi-page list of “vexatious litigants.” I had to laugh — I went into these courts (actually, was dragged there) believing I was indeed a litigant — after all, here was the pleading, here was the motion, we had certain laws we wanted enforced, and court orders written. That’s ‘litigation.”

But not so when more closely examined: In fact, throughout the dialogues about the (litigants — who are parents), the talk is constantly about “parenting” and “families.” They do not exist as real people, from what one can read in the conferences, but actually as a sort of “substance” to be manipulated by the handlers, as in “what to do with High-Conflict Parents.”

Who in the world ever used the term “high-conflict” before this group came around? What’s a low-conflict parent, and is that OK? . . . . Guess what — a subdued or dominated person, who hsa become a doormat in a relationship through habit, or for survival — would not be a “high-conflict” parent. The violence and conflict would be internalized; in (her) soul. To this crowd, that’s value = GOOD. However, being too “good” according to unhealthy definitions in place by others can be extremely bad “parenting” behavior, because one of the chief functions of a GOOD parent (MY definition) is to help growing children understand and value highly the difference between true and false, right and wrong, destructive or creative & upbuilding, and of all thing to clearly understand, at least the difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL for basic citizenship as an adult. This includes in the financial field.

There is a protective function for a mother OR a father. And there’s a reasoon that the policymakers in this country have pre-determined that these functions are to be allocated by gender, now — which is exactly what the “Fatherhood” movement claims, falsely. It reduces people to their basic biological functions, defining and restricting those — while in clear conflict with the reality of animal, and human life: A mother can protect! The Biblical proverb about beware a mother bear has some reality to it: “Better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps than a fool in his folly.”

I’ve seen such folly (illogic) in these circles for years, of course it grates on me, when this affects my civil rights and my kids’ futures. Once you see the degree of falsehood, pretense, and simple cheating — systemic, not occasional, not incidental — but systemic practices that promote falsehood, pretense, and cheating — one has to determine where YOU (oneself, I mean) stands in regard to it. Are you going to speak up, shut up, or work to obtain some leverage for making a change of direction, even if a slight one.

AFCC members plan their profits ahead of time, from the inherent conflict in the ffamily law system, which they continue to strategize how to change, expand, and alter according to the company plan, clearly stated on the home page, around 1963, 1973, as getting rid of the “old language” of criminal law.

I can even point to a Bay Area (California) practicing attorney, and parent coordination promoter, in fact, who refers to the Constitution (openly) as “antiquated” and suggest it’s time to rewrite it. He (this one’s a “he” but female attorneys do this also) protests how unfair it is that fathers don’t get equal custody more often; the U.S. is far off base in that matter, it’s gone off the deep end (from Iran, was the reference) in compensating. Otherwise, the website involved seems progressive, social justice emphasis, etc. But not in this matter.

By setting parents against each other through the courts ,then distancing themselves as professionals handling these unruly (adult) children called “parents” — and discussing privately how to manage the incredible hostility they come into the courtrooms with — by taming, training, and controlling them, conveniently prolongs parent’s years in the court system — and profits them, and through exactly what most working parents do NOT have after years in court — through MULTIPLE streams of income, and a captive, literally, clientele.

I have finally begun to associate with some women who are NOT Tea Party candidates or conservative Christians (that I can tell) who are smart enough to understand what exactly some of us have in commmon with men who are self-described fathers’ rights activists — while we are sometimes domestic violence survivors, or having children with molestation issues in the courts, or simply under a custody challenge by someone who doesn’t want to pay child support, and has figured out how not to.

I believe we will change this system, and there is some evidence of it. Why? Because “fathers rights” groups who are not on the inner circle (i.e., NOT the “Fathers and Families Coalition” group, hobnobbing with HHS/ACF officials such as David Hansell, or Ron Haskins affiliates, or Child Support-connected groups) and women leaving very abusive relationships, or trying to protect their children from (sorry to be so blunt); rape, molestation, or “lesser” forms of abuse including neglect and assault & battery, who are NOT on the inner track with the multi-millionaire domestic violence professionals on the HHS — AND – – DOJ grants faucets – – we are starting to communicate and learn each others sets of information, not to mention viewpoints.

Basically, for women this is going to mean understanding the child support system, and (I say) the grants system. For men, this means, we will “out” our DV professionals who sold us down the river for one cause or another, but will not listen to you complain about them while pretending there is no fatherhood movement of at least equal force, or that one even comes close to justifying the other.

And we will agree to leave each other’s values aside while dealing with concrete information such as I and others have put out here, and some have gone to jail for it, others been disbarred, and at least one prominent legislator, I am going to say I believe was murdered for it (Nancy Schaefer and her husband. I don’t buy the official version of her death, nor do many people). We are also going to be fearless in demanding an explanation of why something so hostile to justice as “parenting coordination” even exists to start with — we are not dogs, and we exist as separate individuals.

And we (I hope) will start to look into the real estate records, for example, WHO (which corporation,a nd who is on its board) literally owns the real estate in which justice is ttaking place, or allegedly is.

I have begun this, it’s fascinating and the knowledge has made me a more responsible and valuable member of any community, as I will definitely share this skill with others and talk about it.

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