Mental Health Professionals

The NCPC is dedicated to assisting Mental Health Professionals in providing high quality expertise to their clients by offering the following services: Case consultation, Clinical Supervision, Parenting Coordinator Mentorship and Parenting Coordination case consultation. Choose any link below and we will be happy to provide you with more information.

The NCPC is dedicated to assisting Mental Health Professionals in providing high quality expertise to their clients by offering the following services:

The NCPC offers a wide range of services to assist Mental Health Professionals in providing high quality expertise to their clients. Our services include:

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination (PC) is a process that helps parents resolve disputes 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 implement the parenting tools they need to promote constructive decision-making, a PC will help ensure that children’s needs are met.

Relocation Risk Assessment

The risks for children whose parents are separated or divorced are greater than for children who move together with both parents to new locations.  It is crucial to be knowledgeable of the risks, as well as possible safeguards for the children, when constructing meaningful time sharing plans under these conditions, in order to maximize healthy adjustment and access to resources.  The experts at NCPC utilize the Relocation Risk Assessment Model developed by W. Austin (Family Court Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, April 2008, 347-365) to evaluate the risks and mitigating factors to help parents, attorneys, and the court make decisions to minimize harm to children.

Parenting Plan Facilitation

Parenting Plan facilitation is a social study conducted by a qualified mental health professional to help parents establish or modify parenting plan arrangements. This time-limited intervention is designed to help parents and the court modify parenting arrangements while assessing effectiveness before finalizing an agreement.  This type of intervention if often used when the court finds that the parents’ lack of cooperation negatively affects a child’s relationship with a parent, and/or when parents are unable to establish or comply with previously ordered or agreed upon parenting plan arrangements. The Parenting Plan Facilitator may inform the court as to each party’s commitment to the principals of shared parenting and any obstacles identified to establishing an effective parenting plan that would benefit the child.

The child development experts at NCPC can help parents and family law professionals design a detailed parenting plan that addresses each child’s needs and helps avoid ongoing conflicts and arguments.

Our plans take into account any changes that will impact you and your children for years to come.  Take a look at the sample plan below. If you need assistance call us.

Litigation Support Services for the Mental Health Professional

You just received a subpoena or realized that your client is involved in litigation and you are likely to be dragged in to court! If you are not familiar with testifying in court or providing forensic mental health services, this circumstance may give you palpitations – don’t worry, the experienced professionals at NCPC can help. We provide case consultation, including review of documents, help with drafting responses to attorneys or the court, and provide direction in procedural matters to protect you and your client. We can also help you identify appropriate legal counsel should you need professional legal services. Contact us to learn more about this confidential service.

Parenting Plan (Custody) Evaluation and Recommendations

Parents who are separating or divorcing are often concerned about the impact the change in family structure will have on their children. The child development experts at NCPC can help parents and their attorneys design a detailed parenting plan that addresses each child’s needs while considering each parent’s strengths and weaknesses. This process includes a thorough assessment of all parties and follows protocols which exceed all national standards and guidelines, e.g. APA, AFCC, etc. Our experts take into account any changes that will impact parents and children for years to come and include these in recommendations.

Download 'What to expect in Parenting Coordination'.

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