frequently works with peers across guilds to
review practice process, to prepare
for/debrief after a particularly challenging
professional event, and/or to broaden
perspective and improve process in specific
Dr. Garber's broad experience, innovative
thinking, and grasp of the professional
literature, case law, and available resources
can make peer consultation a rich and
Peer consultation is not supervision. Dr.
Garber cannot accept liability for consultee's
work product or process.
Consultees are responsible to protect the
confidentiality of parties at all times. Dr.
Garber cannot and will not make
recommendations specific to any consultation
matter. Any recommendation discussed is based
on the consultee's presentation of a fact
pattern and is thereby generic and
Peer consultation can be provided on an ad
hoc on a regularly scheduled basis.
Peer consultation can be conducted in personal
or via distance media. Please keep in mind
that Dr. Garber schedules in the eastern time
zone of the United States.
Dr. Garber provides small group intensive peer
consultation and training opportunities
much does this service cost?
is charged on a per hour basis. Costs can be
depleted when small groups can participate in
Dr. Garber will clarify the per hour charge in
an initial Statement of Understanding provided
Large group training
Dr. Garber is proud
to have become an acclaimed and well-received
family law trainer across jurisdictions,
venues, topics, and guilds. He has conducted
trainings across the United States, Mexico,
Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, South Africa,
Dr. Garber's trainings are thought-provoking,
entertaining, empirically-grounded, and
immediately useful. Participants routinely
comment that Dr. Garber's trainings hold their
attention, broaden their perspective, and
leave them with new means of tackling the
challenging matters that greet them the moment
they return to the office.
Dr. Garber will be glad to discuss an adequate
stipend and expenses depending on when, where,
and what the topic of the proposed training
What topics does Dr. Garber
Dr. Garber will work with you and
your group to craft a family law training
program suited to your audience's skills,
needs, and interests.
Following is a sample of topics Dr. Garber is
presently available to provide:
is just one piece of the puzzle:
Understanding and responding to
the needs of the polarized
Escaping the false and destructive
binary "if its not estrangement, it
must be alienation" dilemma. This
program discusses the full spectrum
of high conflict family dynamics and
how to respond to them.
diminishes anxiety: Practical
family law solutions to reduce
conflict and keep the kids out
of the middle."
Structure -in the form of limits,
boundaries, routines, and roles-
diminishes anxiety. Anxiety fuels
conflict. Conflict harms kids.
Therefore structure can serve
children's needs. This presentation
helps participants better structure
their role in family law process to
the benefit of all.
family law: Building parenting
plans on systemic strengths."
Family law over-emphasizes pathology
and trauma and has lost perspectives
on personal resources and strengths.
This training re-introduces the idea
of resilience as a critical variable
that must be understood if we hope
to genuinely serve each child's best
Not Diagnoses: Focusing the
family law lens on relationship
Dr. Garber is family law's primary
advocate for a strengths-based,
systemically-grounded approach to
understanding and serving each
child's needs. This training lays
the foundation for the movement away
from individual pathology, blame,
and shame toward a focus on fit.