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MSSW University of Wisconsin-Madison 1986, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wisconsin 2003
Building Blocks of Collaborative Family Law Practice 2005; The Narrative Mediation Approach 2006; Interpersonal Effectiveness 2007; Building Blocks II 2007; Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics 2008
CFLCW Professional Training 2009, 9th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2009; CFLCW Professional Training 2010, 10th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2010; CFLCW Professional Training 2011, 11th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2011 – “Are we really listening?” Nov 2012; 13th Annual Meeting & Symposium-Nov 2013;, 14th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2014, CFLCW Professional Training 2014, 15th AFCLW Annual Meeting 2015, 2nd Saturday Community Education X2 20, CFLCW Professional Training 2016, CFLCW Board 2016, 16th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2016, CFLCW Professional Training 2017, CFLCW Board 2017, 2nd Saturday Community Education X3 2017, 17th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2017, CFLCW Board Member 2018, 18th CFLCW Annual Meeting 2018
Cathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mediator, Collaborative Family Law Practitioner, and Psychotherapist with 30+ years of learning and experience. She has worked within social service agencies, criminal justice, residential treatment programs, and inpatient psychiatric units. She entered private practice in 1984. She loves working with children, adolescents, and families struggling to find child-focused peaceful means to solve disputes. Her therapeutic experience includes treatment for trauma and PTSD, Clinical Depression/Anxiety, and Family Therapy. She provides reality-based cognitive therapy, experiential and play therapy, EMDR, and Hypnosis. Currently, her practice is mainly focused on prevention through child-focused dispute resolution services, including mediation, co-parenting, reunification interventions, and Parent Coordination. A core value in her work is to maintain neutrality, explore options, gain an understanding of each individual’s perspective, and promote positive problem-solving for future disputes. She became a CFLCW member and practitioner in 2005 and served on the CFLCW Board. She served as a member of the Board of Directors for AFCC WI. from 2014-2020. She remains the Chair of AFCC WI. Education Committee