Resist Refuse Dynamics – Critical Issues for Legal, Judicial and Mental Health Collaboration with Dr. Lyn Greenberg

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Date(s) - 22/08/2019
1:30 am

Ministry of Justice



Presented by Lyn R. Greenberg, PhD., ABPP

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Thousands of New Zealand children come into contact with our courts system every year via issues such as domestic violence, child abuse and complex custody cases. The journey towards justice, with its interactions with social workers, courts officials, lawyers and judges, can be a harrowing one for young minds.

Lyn R. Greenberg is an internationally-recognised American family psychologist who specialises in working with court-involved children and families. She provides parenting consultation and intervention services to children and families, forensic expert and consultation services to attorneys, and training for mental health professionals.

A growing body of research demonstrates the potential impact of unresolved trauma or chronic parental conflict accompanying divorce. At her Wellington public lecture, Dr. Greenberg will address critical issues in child custody cases and bring a systemic perspective to assisting children, using professional services and the resources in children’s daily lives—educational, recreational, psychological—and in the judicial system. These skills are not difficult to teach and, by combining the work of specialised and non-specialised providers, may make quality prevention and intervention available to more of our most vulnerable children.

Presbyterian Support Northern is delighted to welcome Dr. Greenberg to New Zealand to assist our legal, judicial and mental health providers in pursuing best-practice approaches when working with families and children who come into contact with our courts system.


12.00pm Arrival, light snacks provided

12.15pm Presentation by Lyn R. Greenberg

1.00pm Q&A Session

1.15pm Networking

1.30pm Close

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