Without a doubt, navigating divorce can be overwhelming, intimidating, frustrating, and downright painful. Additionally, research clearly indicates that that it is not parental separation that causes negative outcomes of children, but rather exposure to parental conflict that places children at risk for poor adjustment both short and long term. If conflict is prolonged, children are more likely to experience psychological harm and find it difficult to adjust and recover. Incentive Counselling offers several programs to help navigate through this transitional time.
This is a flexible program to best suit your needs. Some target areas may be managing grief, emotional regulation, developing conflict resolution skills, learning new coping strategies, and needing support while in this difficult transition phase.
The programs below require an Intake Consultation with Connie Lupichuk to ensure you are directed to the correct program for your specific needs.
This program is for couples who are keen to minimize conflict and know they would benefit from gaining skills and receiving guidance to make custody and other logistical decisions as amicably and cooperatively as possible.
Family Reunification Therapy Program
The Incentive Counselling Family Reunification program includes an adapted version of Bill Eddy’s New Ways for Families® program. Key goals of the program are:
- To teach parents skills to help them make their own decisions.
- To keep the well being of children involved in the forefront.
- To avoid overwhelming costs associated with deferring critical decisions to the courts.
- To avoid the adversarial nature of the family court system and to encourage a diplomatic approach.
- To help children adjust and cope with their changing family structure.
As a parent, you will learn fundamental cognitive behavioral concepts, proactive coping strategies, assertiveness skills, and proposal writing and gain confidence in negotiations. Incentive Counselling staff have training in high conflict separation/divorce and will support and guide you to navigate difficult solutions so that you can avoid the adversarial climate of excess litigation.
Your children will have the opportunity to process the changing dynamic of their family system and learn coping strategies to manage strong emotions.
Our goal is to help you make your own decisions that are right for you and your children. You will gain confidence in negotiations and acquire skills that will help facilitate resolution. Our program will not only reduce the financial impact of a prolonged outcome using the court system, it will also encourage a healthy dialogue and reduce the negative impact on your children.