PRIMARY TRAINER: Debra Carter, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator, and qualified parenting coordinator and maintains a general clinical and forensic practice in Bradenton, Florida. Dr. Carter has published Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals and produced a training video, Parenting Coordination, which provides an overview of the strategic interventions, structures and skills utilized in parenting coordination. She is Co-Founder of the National Cooperative Parenting Center and has participated in the development of the Child Custody Evaluation Program and the Parenting Coordinator Program for the 12th Judicial Circuit. Dr. Carter serves as primary training coordinator for both programs. She has served on the Florida Supreme Court Parenting Coordination Workgroup and is a frequent Parenting Coordination trainer for various state, national and international organizations. Dr. Carter is a Past President of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and has received numerous state and national awards for her valuable contribution to the field of psychology and parenting coordination.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT QUALIFYING AS A PARENTING COORDINATOR IN FLORIDA: Please note that in order to qualify as a Parenting Coordinator in Florida, one must have Family Mediation training as well as Parenting Coordination Training.  In addition, a professional must have three years post licensure or post certification experience as a licensed mental health professional under chapter 490 or chapter 491 or as a licensed physician under chapter 458 (with certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) or as a certified Florida Supreme Court family mediator with at least a master’s degree in a mental health field, or as a member in good standing of The Florida Bar. As there are other requirements for qualification as a parenting coordinator, interested individuals are encouraged to review F.S. 61.125 to determine their eligibility for qualification as a parenting coordinator.

Parenting Coordination Training

currently not offered by My Florida Mediator

For more information on Parenting Coordination Training offered by Debra Carter, Ph.D., emaildebra.carter@thencpc.com

REGISTRATION FEE: Register at least 10 working days prior to class start date for $475; after that the fee is $495 (includes refreshments). No refunds within one week of class start date. If you withdraw at least one week prior to class start date, a $35 administrative fee will be charged. Substitutions allowed until one day prior.  Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. My Florida Mediator reserves the right to cancel any programs in which case fees are fully refunded. Register online with a credit card, debit card or Paypal to confirm your space. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of your registration and payment if space is available. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: This course combines lectures, discussion and role playing to promote comprehensive understanding and practical skills development in the growing field of parenting coordination.

COURSE LOCATION: Exact course location in Tampa, Florida will be announced at a later date.


Thursday, TBA - 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday , TBA - 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, TBA - 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY: Registration is reserved for individuals who possess a master’s or doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.D., Ed.D., LL.M) degree. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree who have either five years mediation experience or a graduate certificate in conflict resolution may also register. Others may enroll with the permission of the instructor. The number of course participants is limited.


Attorneys: This course is approved by the Florida Bar (1602841N) for 29 general CLE credits including 3 hours of ethics and 29 hours of Marital and Family Law.

Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 24 hours of continuing education credit.  Each psychologist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea and My Florida Mediator. The Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mediators: Portions of this course are eligible for CME credit.  Mediators are required to self-report hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal.