Parenting Coordination




Parenting Coordination has become a newly recognized and vital practice for professionals in the therapeutic and legal areas!  A Parenting Coordinator aids parents who require assistance in successfully implementing their parenting plans in several essential ways. They resolve disputes; provide education and guidance; offer recommendations where required and make decisions where legally necessary. If applicable, a Parenting Coordinator, my even help parent develop the actual parenting plan.
This Parenting Coordination Program provides a comprehensive study in the role, responsibilities, functions and duties of a Parenting Coordinator. It prepares you to start a practice as a Program Coordinator by providing all essential training, information, procedures, statutes and other relevant information needed to perform in this capacity.

The Parenting Coordination Training Program provides all the necessary training required by Florida Statute 61.125., established October 1, 2009.  This program meets all the Standards established in the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Guidelines for Parenting Coordination Comprehensive Training. It also is in compliance with several other states and jurisdictions requiring Parenting Coordination training.  In order to become a Parenting Coordinatior in Florida, you must also be a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.

This program will be presented by the following faculty members: Allyson Tomchin, LCSW, General Magistrate Barbara Beilly,  Steven Leigh, PhD and Board Certified Family Attorney Ken Gordon. Visit our Faculty Page to view bios of Faculty Members.


Parenting Coordination Refresher Course: (9am-1pm)

This course will include a refresher for Parenting Coordination.  It will include updates on reporting emergencies to the court, requesting a status conference, grievance procedures, training protocols, rules of procedure, speaking with mental health and medical providers and responding to the court. 

Facilitated by Allyson Tomchin, LCSW


Parenting Coordination Program (3 day) Only $495.00

Fort Lauderdale/Davie-NSU Nova-Main Campus---School of Business Building


Please Register Early Seating is Limited!

TBD Thursday-Saturday Ft Lauderdale


Click Here to Register!

Or call 561-241-0413  /   561-852-1633


Continuing Education Credits

Attorneys- 28 CLER hrs

Florida Licensed Mental Health Professionals -- 24 CEU hrs

Family and Dependency Mediators -- 11.8 CME hrs, which include 1.2-diversity,

4.8-domestic violence and 5.8-general

County and Circuit Civil Mediators-- 6.0 CME hrs which includes 4.8-domestic violence and 1.2-diversity


What You Will Learn:

  • How to deal with high conflict parents
  • How to diffuse anger and find viable methods of handling issues
  • How and when to mediate and resolve conflicts between parents and children
  • When to be the mediator, negotiator, facilitator or decision maker
  • How to teach parents negotiation and conflict resolution skills    
  • What are the ethical standards for Parenting Coordinators and how they affect your daily practice
  • How to identify and understand the judicial system practices and procedures that relate to parenting issues

Why Select Mediation Training Group?

  • We have Parenting Coordinator Trainers who have not only been Parenting Coordinators since the inception of the profession and are on the cutting edge of the practice, but professors who are pioneers in  mediation and negotiation training.
  • We offer discounts on the Family Mediation Training Program and the Parenting Coordination Program if you take both 
  • We also offer group discounts and student discounts
  • We provide you with all the forms and other information you need to start your practice
  • We do a section on Marketing Your Conflict Resolution Business

Mailing Address
Mediation Training Group
21218 St. Andrews Blvd., #112
Boca Raton , FL 33433
Telephone # 561-241-0413
Fax # 561-558-9560
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Allyson Tomchin, LCSW,  Allyson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her B.S.W from the University of South Florida and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University. Allyson is the founder of Directive Energy, in which she maintains a comprehensive private practice in counseling, coaching, family mediation and parenting coordination. She was recently honored by the Boys and Girls Club as one of Broward County’s Most Outstanding Women. Allyson has been a Parenting Coordinator since the inception of the practice in Florida and is a recognized expert in the field. She is the Primary Trainer of the Parenting Coordination Program and brings her vast knowledge and experiences to her teaching.

Barbara Beilly is a General Magistrate in the family division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, appointed in 1997. She is a past President of the Florida Association of General Magistrates and Child Support Hearing Officers. She is a past President of the Association of South Florida Mediators, past President of the Broward County Women Lawyers Association, past chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association, past chair of the General Magistrate Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, past chair of the Support Issues Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and a frequent lecturer and author in the area of Florida Family Law and Mediation. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980.