Lauren Behrman, Ph.D., has been in independent private practice as a clinical psychologist since 1985. She completed postdoctoral training in child, adolescent and family therapy in 1990. Maintaining a deep interest in families through the lifecycle, she has focused on developing services for children and families in the process of divorce since 2000. Trained in high-conflict co-parent counseling, parent coordination, interdisciplinary collaborative divorce, and mediation, she has also served as a special master in the Connecticut Regional Family Trial Docket. In 2002, she co-founded the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and was the first co-president of the chapter. She served on the board of directors of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (NYACP) and AFCC-NY. She is a trainer in basic interdisciplinary collaborative practice and a support group facilitator for collaborative professionals to hone their skills. A frequent presenter at local and national conferences and a guest lecturer in law school classes on collaborative divorce and alternative dispute resolution, she has recently been quoted in the New York Times and interviewed by Joan Hamburg on WABC radio on the subject of her work with divorcing families. Lauren is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and member of NYSPA, AFCC, IACP and NYACP. She has a private practice in midtown Manhattan, Harrison, and Katonah. Dr. Behrman is co-founder of The Practice Institute.
Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP
Jeff Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed psychologist (with offices in Manhattan, Westchester and Connecticut) who has over 35 years of experience working with families and individuals experiencing the stress of separation and divorce. He is co-author of articles on divorce and three related books entitled Loving Your Children More Than You Hate Each Other: Powerful Tools for Navigating a High-Conflict Divorce, The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce, and Adult Children of Divorce: How to Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents’ Break-up and Enjoy Love, Trust, and Intimacy. Dr. Zimmerman received the Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology award from the Connecticut Psychological Association for his work with high-conflict families of divorce. He is trained as a mediator, parenting coordinator and collaborative divorce professional. He also is a frequent speaker, trainer and mentor of other professionals and graduate students.
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