Legal professionals who are interested in attending this training, please contact Dr. Peggie Ward
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Peggie Ward, Ph.D. (scroll down to bottom of page for bio)
Peggie Ward, PhD
Peggie Ward, PhD, is a clinical-forensic psychologist who has specialized in the areas of child sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, and parent alienation for 30 years.
work is primarily with very high conflict families pre and post separation and divorce where communication between parents has broken down and the children are struggling.
She is co-founder of the Co-Parenting Assessment Center, with branches in Natick MA and Bradenton, FL.
independent practice focuses on mediation, parenting coordination and reunification therapy, where a child resists contact with a parent.
work in child development research and parental communication and conflict to her
mediation and parenting coordination practice.
has held appointments at Tufts Medical School and Harvard Medical School
Prior to establishing the Co-Parenting Assessment Center she was a Senior Clinician in the Children and the Law Program at Massachusetts General Hospital where she supervised post-doctoral fellows, taught in the training program and evaluated a variety of cases dealing with trauma from sexual and physical abuse.
Dr. Ward's primary practice is now located in Bradenton, Florida, where she is a Certified Supreme Court Family Mediator and a Certified Parenting Coordinator.
was appointed to several interdisciplinary committees in the state of Massachusetts, prior to her
move to Florida including the Committee to write the Guardian ad Litem Standards, the Committee to write the Parenting Plan Guidelines and the Committee to create the Model Parenting Plan Guidelines.
She also served on the Interdisciplinary Settle Conference committee, which paired an attorney and a psychologist to volunteer in the Courts to attempt to resolve high conflict cases prior to trial.
She is an active member of AFCC in MA and in FL and has served on the AFCC MA Board of Directors for 8 years as well as Chaired the AFCC MA Conference committee for many years.
has published articles in the NH Bar Journal
and in Family Court Review on the topic of parental alienation.
is a frequent presenter at AFCC International Conferences as well as an invited presenter at Judicial Conferences in MA.
Dr. Ward is a founding member of Overcoming Barriers.