Dr. Neil Ribner, Professor, Clinical PsyD Program San Diego, received a $60,000 grant from the Claire Rose Foundation to develop a Parenting Coordination program in San Diego and to begin to collect data on its effectiveness.

Parenting Coordination (PC) is an alternative dispute resolution process for parents who are divorcing.  It combines assessment, education, case management, conflict resolution and, sometimes, decision-making functions. A Parenting Coordinator (PC) is typically appointed by a court order or private consent agreement to help parents implement, modify and comply with the parenting plan. PCs assist parents by providing: (1) education about co-parenting and parental communication; (2) the psychological and developmental needs of the children; (3) strategies to manage conflict and reduce the negative effects on children; and (4) effective post-separation parenting.

Alliant International University in San Diego has created a pro bono/low fee PC Program in San Diego under the direction of Dr. Ribner. Interns will be providing PC services. Initial funds will go toward hiring a supervisor, buying PC manuals, training interns, and administrative costs.

Please join CSPP in congratulating Dr. Ribner on this award!