Barbara has worked with couples and families as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years. She is a writer, presenter and owner of Effective Parenting Programs. Barbara is a trained Divorce Mediator and a Collaborative Neutral Coach. Barbara began working as a Collaborative Practitioner ten years ago and works with clients who are pre-divorce, going through the Collaborative divorce process, and post-decree. The emphasis of her work is to assist couples with their communication, shared parenting plans, and co-parenting skills. As a member of the Collaborative team, Barbara works with the other team members to facilitate the most effective work that the team can provide the clients. Her work in her local Collaborative community began when she became part of the committee to recruit and provide training to mental health professionals who werre interested in the role of the Collaborative Coach as part of the mutlidisciplinary team in Cincinnati, OH. Barbara is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has been an integral part of creating the standards and the protocols for the Collaborative Family Relations Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. She has assisted in the annual planning for the advanced annual trainings available for the members of her Collaborative community. Barbara has been trained at the IACP Forum in the advanced Seminar for Trainers. She has presented a two day Basic Collaborative Training with Sherri Goren Slovin and Amy Whitlatch. Barbara has presented three training seminars at the basic and advanced level at the IACP Forums regarding the role of the mental health professional in the Collaborative process. Barbara works as a mentor with new mental health professionals beginning their work in the Collaborative process. Barbara and her former husband completed the Collaborative process in 1998, which has given her valuable insight into the Collaborative experience from the role of the client and the professional.
3414 Edwards Road|
Cincinnati OH 45208
|M.Ed. Counselor Education
B.A. Education and Fine Arts|
|Licensed Professional Counselor|
|Type Of Practice|
|Counselor working with individual adult, children, adolescents, couples and families.
Mediator working with couples who are going through a divorce and mediating post-decreee issues.
Collaborative Neutral Coach working with couples and their children who have selected the Collaborative process.
Writer of articles for parents regarding effective parenting for married, divorced, single parents and stefamilies.
Radio and t.v guest on topics of effective parenting, stepfamilies and divorce.
Presenter of seminars on effective parenting to businesses, parent groups and not-for-profit organizations.
Presenter and trainer of Collaborative Basic and Advanced seminars.
Member of the Practice Group Committee for IACP.
|3 Day Interdisciplinary Training
2 Day Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
The Role of the Mental Health Profesional on the Collaborative Team
Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Dealing with Difficulties in the Collaborative Process|
|Cincinnati 2 day Basic Interdisciplinary Training
Italy 3 day Basic Interdisciplinary Training
Cincinnati 2 day Basic Interdisciplinary Training
IACP: The Significant Role of the Neutral Coach - 3 hrs
IACP: Balancing Emotion and Reason - 3 hrs
IACP: Advanced Training Dealing with Difficulties in the Collaborative Process
|Collaborative Training Attended|
|2001: Basic Interdisciplinary Training: Ross/Thompson/Webb/Katz
2003: IACP Forum
2004: Intermediate Interdisciplinary Training: Gamache/Cameron
2005: IACP Forum
2006: IACP Forum
2006: Mediation Training: Hill
2006: Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Pollack/Heenan
2007: Mediation Training: Hil/McEllwee
2007: Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Bain/Solomon/Clark
2008: Advanced Training for Trainers: Cameron/Diehl/et al
2008: Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Connor/Miller
2008: IACP Forum
2009: IACP Forum
2010: Advanced Interdisciplinary Training: Diehl
2010: IACP Forum
2010: Advanced Interdiscilinary Training: Hershberger
2011: IACP Forum
2011: Advanced Confluct Resolution: Neil Denny
|Collaborative Training Offered|
|2008: Cincinnati: 2 Day Basic Interdisciplinary Training: Slovin/ Whitlatch
2008: IACP: Significant Role of the Neutral Coach: Stengel
2008: IACP: Balancing Emotion and Reason: V.Smith
2009: Basic Multidisciplinary Training: Slovin/ Whitlatch
2009: IACP: Brace for Impact: We're Landing on the Hudson: White/Alhrich
2011: Italy: 3 Day Interdisciplinary Training: Slovin
2012: Cincinnati: 2 Day Interdisciplinary Training: Slovin, Whitlatch|
|Sherri Goren Slovin: Cincinnati, OH
Mary Stengel: Balitmore, Maryland
Victoria Smith: Toronto, Canada
Maury White: Cincinnati, OH|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals. I verify that I meet the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Practitioners and that I apply the IACP Ethical Standards for Collaborative Professionals in my collaborative practice.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for Collaborative Trainers I verify that I am a Collaborative Practice trainer who meets those Minimum Standards.|
|I have reviewed the IACP Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training. I verify that the basic training that I offer as a Collaborative Practice trainer meets those Minimum Standards.|