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COAFCC SNIPPETS

June 2022
SNIPPETS is a mini-newsletter designed to bring COAFCC members streamlined, timely information and support.
Profile by Joshua Christian, MA MFTC, CFI

Betty Strobel

Former Judge | Avid Reader | Grandmother Extraordinaire
Incoming President of COAFCC
If you have not met Betty yet, brace yourself.  She is one of the sharpest, funniest and possibly one of the most sarcastically witty people I have ever met. Raised in Montana, Betty came to CU Law School in a time when that definitely was not the norm. She continued to break through barriers in her career starting as a magistrate and moving up to a Judgeship serving the 19th Judicial District for 14 years. 

Since her retirement, Betty has been largely giving back to her community, serving in COAFCC, serving the Avery Center board (which combats sex trafficking), Life Stories board (Formerly CASA), serving via Weld County Legal services and the Office of Attorney Regulation Character and Fitness committee evaluating bar claims.  She proves re-tire-ment is in reality getting tired over and over again.  This is further evidenced by her recent attendance at the AFCC Annual Conference, where she served our chapter in bringing back key take aways from the national conference and highlighting technology sessions and the new and improved ability to bridge families. 

Recently, she's earned the grandmother of the year award as she has taken in her family during a period of transition and subsequently has had the opportunity to be more intricately involved in the lives of her grandchildren. 
 
When Betty is not overachieving in retirement via various clubs and charitable organizations, she is revisiting all the books she used the Cliff Notes for in college.  Recent books read include Thomas Hardy books, Moby Dick, George Elliot (Middlemarch she suggests as one of the best books of all time, and a woman who wrote under a man's name to get published), The Scarlet Letter, Hemmingway, and 'There, There' by Tommy Orange (highly recommended) a book about indigenous people in Oakland California and their emotional ties to history. Betty has even decided to prove anyone can use technology and has been taking piano lessons conducted via Skype for over a year (after a 30-year hiatus)!

It is clear Betty is going to be a real asset to our chapter as the next President as she assumes the crown in July.  She was also extremely thrilled this article about her was being written and more than one threat to my life was made, though I am pretty sure that was in jest.   

Please join me in welcoming the next COAFCC President - Betty Strobel. 
What is a divorce coach and how can it benefit you and your case?
 
Marlene Bizub, Psy.D.
Certified Divorce Coach

 
About five years ago, after 18 years of working in family law cases for the court as a mental health professional, I learned that the role of “Divorce Coach” existed and that it was a real “thing.” A relatively new role, the Divorce Coach is recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) and may be an added benefit for those going through separation or divorce.  A Divorce Coach may prove to be a real asset to the attorney whose time may be limited in regard to spending one-on-one time with their client.  The ABA defines the role of Divorce Coach as: “Divorce Coaching is a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their particular interests, needs, and concerns. Divorce coaches have different professional backgrounds and are selected based on the specific needs of the clients.” 
 
Both during and after a divorce, clients often experience myriad painful emotions, loss of direction in life, and a changing sense of identity and values. It is the role of the Divorce Coach to support the client through this difficult time and to assist the client in creating a solution-focused action plan.  Specifically, Divorce Coaches can assist clients in establishing the most effective and case specific form of communication with their former partner, whether that be through co-parenting and/or parallel parenting strategies.   This service aids the needs of the children as well, as the greatest threat of harm to children of divorce is exposure to their parents’ conflict.
      
Alternative Methods and Interventions for
Anxiety and PTSD

 
Tiah Terranova, Psy.D., LP
As professionals it is paramount that the skills and education in our areas of expertise are kept keen and current via ongoing professional development training. As individuals who are in the practice of serving others, it is even more paramount we continue to make efforts to remain physically and mentally healthy in order continue to serve others in a meaningful capacity without harming ourselves. As a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in evidenced based trauma treatment, I seek ongoing opportunities to advance my knowledge and interventions in order to best aid my clients recover from the residual effects of traumatic exposure. In order to continue the meaningful and difficult work I do I also strive to learn about strategies to aid with mitigating the impact of exposures I experience as an inherent part of my daily work. As part of the AFCC community it is more likely than not that your profession interacts directly with those who have survived a traumatic exposure(s) and/or you yourself have had this exposure (likely given the professions many are involved in, often include repeated exposures to the adverse details of negative events).

I have recently started a training protocol in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals taught by Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB in efforts to become a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). Here are a few of the highlights thus far which I hope will be of benefit to you directly and/or to the clients you serve.

 
Many hands make light work.
Is it time for YOU to volunteer for COAFCC?
(pssst...the answer is YES!)

COAFCC has the following committees all working behind the scenes to keep our organization thriving and growing:

Membership & Outreach 
Scholarship
Programming
Webinars
Communication and Public Relations
Technology


If you have a little extra time, some great ideas, or just a willingness to connect on a closer level with colleagues across the state, let us know.  We'd love to have you on  the team!

COAFCC Recorded Webinars

We are in the final stages of creating a page where you can find all of our previously recorded webinars and conferences and access them for a small fee.  

It will be like you never missed a thing!

Watch your email for a notice to come out when the page goes live later this summer!
 
Reunification Therapists in Colorado
(Updated 6/08/22)


Parenting Coordinators/Decision Makers (PC/DM) in Colorado
(Updated 6/08/22)


Upcoming COAFCC Events
Fall Conference

October 28 & 29, 2022

Join us IN PERSON at the University of Denver
-OR-
Live via Zoom


Cultural Sensitivity, Humility, and Competence
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
~Confucius


Featuring:

April Harris-Britt
Philip Stahl
Ann Gushurst
Wendy Clay Alfredsen
Maha Kamal
Justice Melissa Hart
Monique DuPont


Watch your email. 

Registration will open soon!


Upcoming AFCC Events
15th Symposium on Child Custody
November 10-12, 2022
Las Vegas, NV

MORE INFO

Scholarships Available

COAFCC has a scholarship fund to help those in need.  Both full and partial scholarships are available to all online programming.  Check out the simple online application process. 

And keep in mind, AFCC also has a number of scholarships available for their educational programs. 

 

Remember - you can't win if you don't play!  

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
We welcome your feedback and ideas.  Please feel free to reach out to either of the SNIPPETS editors, or the Administrative Assistant, at any time!


Editors:

Katie Hays
katie@haysandstrode.com
970.625.9444
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Tiah Terranova
tiahterranova@gmail.com
970.515.3646
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COAFCC Administrative Assistant:
April Freier
aprilfreier@hotmail.com
970.405.2626

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