Navigating Divorce in ABA Practice


Virtual Academy Webinars are only available to BHCOE Accredited Organizations and Members.

Families with children with special needs are at greater risk for marital stress and divorce. As such, the likelihood that behavioral health care providers will be working with families at some point in their career where marital dissolution is occurring or has occurred. This webinar examines the bidirectional impact of marital stress and divorce on children and their parents within the context of applied behavior analytic intervention settings. Learn about consent, parental participation and involvement, and legal and ethical pitfalls of which practitioners should be aware in their behavioral work with families experiencing these stressors.

About the Presenters

Dr. Gary S. Katz

Dr. Gary S. Katz, Academic Director of the MS-ABA Graduate Program, California State University, Northridge

Gary S. Katz is the Academic Director of the MS-ABA graduate program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and a licensed clinical psychologist (CA License PSY 17371). While not a BCBA, Dr. Katz has played an integral part in developing the MS-ABA graduate program at CSUN and has taught Experimental Methods and Professional Ethics courses in the MS-ABA program for the past 12 years. Dr. Katz brings to this webinar more than 20 years of academic teaching experience in clinical and ABA psychology as well as 20 years of professional practice as a licensed psychologist.

Jeanann Khalife, JD

Jeanann Khalife, JD, Managing Partner, Alternative Divorce Solutions

Attorney Jeanann Khalife is a Partner and Attorney Mediator at Alternative Divorce Solutions. She was born and raised in Orange County and received her law degree from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa. She began her career as a business litigation attorney but didn’t find her calling until she began working as a mediator with Attorney Lani Baron. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, Jeanann is able to use her talents as an attorney and mediator (as well as her fluency in Arabic) to serve couples in need of help.

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