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- AGA, Inc. Board of Directors: Amanda & Mathew, Founder/Director
Carol Golly, Ph.D. (Click for info)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S)
Child, Adolescent, Family Therapist, PAS/AGA Specialist
Child and Family Therapy
Frequent Court-Appointed Child Therapist
Publication: Pruning the Family Tree: The Plight of Grandparents Who Are Alienated from Their Grandchildren
Career: Dr. Golly has a Ph.D. in Social Work. She is a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) with the Association for Play Therapy. In 2008 Carol completed a training certificate in Infant Mental Health at the Miami Institute for Child and Family Health. Dr. Golly is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (National and Florida), the National Association of Social Workers, the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and Sigma Xi Honor Society for Scientific Research.
Dr. Golly is a qualified supervisor for registered social work interns in the state of Florida, as well as for licensed mental health professionals seeking the play therapist credentials of Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Registered Play therapist Supervisor (RPT-S).
Education: Dr. Golly graduated with high honors from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Master of Social Work degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida in 1991. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Barry University in 2019.
Dr. Golly specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents and families using the healing power of play, and creative and experiential activities. She has been a Naples resident since 1983, and has had extensive experience and training in the mental health area. Her specialties include the assessment and treatment of young people with depression, anxiety, school refusal, phobia, PTSD, trauma, grief, attachment issues, self-mutilation, and children in high-conflict divorce, parental loyalty binds, and child witnesses to domestic violence. She works closely with parents, school staff (if needed and permission is given by parent), and other treating professionals. Dr. Golly incorporates parenting guidance, support, and behavior management into treatment as needed, using evidence-based approaches such as Love and Logic; and 1,2,3, Magic.
Vickijo Letchworth: AGA Board of Directors (Click for info)
Email: [email protected]
- Dynamics of Domestic Violence & Child Welfare
- Elder Abuse Instructor Training Program – Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
- Healthy Relationship Skills, Setting Healthy Boundaries, and Setting Life Goals
- Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Training
- Certified Domestic Violence Application Assistance for Victim Compensation
- Certified Human Trafficking Application Assistance for Victim Compensation
- Later in Life Financial Exploitation Training
- Information Technology Security Training
- QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, Switchboard of Miami Inc.
- Victimization of Adults and Children by Sexual Predators Training
- Collier County Florida Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate Forum
- Collaborative Victim Centered Response to Abuse in Later Life, FCADV
- Behind Closed Doors, Restore Victims of The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Klass KIDS Foundation
- Problem and Compulsive Gambling Training, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.
- Safety and Assistive Technology Training, FCADV
- Southwest Florida Conference on Aging, Hope Healthcare Services
- Nominee of the James Stephens Golden Appreciation Award 2008 for efforts to enhance the lives of Older Americans living in Southwest Florida
- Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc.
- Advocacy in Action- Changing the Future, FCADV
- 2007 Violence to Victory SW Florida Domestic Violence Symposium, Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.
- 2008 Advocate Training, Domestic Violence and Elders Living with Disabilities and Poverty, FCADV
- 2007 Advocate, Domestic Violence Survivors Living with Disabilities Civic & Social organization Industry Community and Social Services Train the Trainer, FCADV2007 Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence, FCADV
- 2006 The Relationship Between Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue, FCADV
- 2006 Ethical Communication Training, FCADV
- 2006 Working with Survivors Living with a Disability, FCADV
- 2018 Intimate Partner Violence Safety Planning, Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, LLC.
- 2013 Membership Chairperson, Leadership Coalition on Aging Collier County Florida 2
- 2015 Safe and Together Model Symposium, Domestic Violence and Children, David Mandel& Associates, LLC.
- The Elder Justice Coalition
- Civic & Social Organization Industry
- Community and Social Services
AGA Board of Directors
Aaron Larsen (Click for info)
Reconciliation Coach & Communications Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Based in Oregon, USA
Leading International Tech Expert & Intergenerational Relationship Coach
Helps grandparents connect with technology and build a digital footprint and legacy
Social Media Savvy Grandparent
James L. Karl, II Esq. (Click for info)
Marco Island, Collier County, FL
Grandparent Visitation Rights Legislation State of Florida, Stakeholder. Tallahassee, FL
State Capitol Presenter: 2018 Constitutional Revision Committee
2015 Grandparent Visitation Rights Law, Stakeholder
Bar Admissions: Florida, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts
Area of Expertise: Wills, Residency and Domicile, Wealth Preservation, Trusts, Trust and Estate Administration
Education: Cornell University, J.D., 1983
Oxford University, Oxford England, Bachelor of Comparative Law Program, 1979
Washington College, B.A., 1978
After graduating with honors from Washington College in 1978, James L. Karl, II attended Oxford University where he studied jurisprudence under the tutelage of H.L.A. Hart. He then attended Cornell Law School where he graduated in 1983 with a J.D. in law with a specialization in international business. He followed by working in the litigation department for the law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance, LLP) in New York City.
Highlights: James L. Karl, II assisted the Gerald Ford campaign in New York where he pursued voter fraud lawsuits on behalf of Republican candidates. He has also represented Fortune 500 companies in various matters including commercial, securities and real estate litigation. James L. Karl, II formed James Karl & Associates, P.A. in 1989, and has served clients in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and eventually Florida continually since in the areas of real estate, business law, litigation and estate planning.
The firm practice includes federal law as well as the laws of Florida, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The firm’s legal team utilizes experience and an expansive array of legal resources to provide clients with cutting edge legal options which account for emerging trends in the law.
Michael Bone, Ph.D. (Click for info)
Email: [email protected]
Parental Alienation Consultant, Co-Founder at National Association of Parental Alienation Specialists
Family Law Expert Witness
Parental Alienation Issues and Reunification
Dr. Bone has more than 25 years of experience with cases involving Parental Alienation working with high conflict divorce as a therapist, expert witness, mediator, evaluator and consultant, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Bone began his career as a mental health professional, helping people in all areas of their lives and especially divorce. He found that most divorces move through normal court proceedings without much delay and divorcees are ready to move on and begin rebuilding their lives rather quickly without conflict.
Then there are the “other” divorces. In fact, it has been shown that approximately 10% of divorces consume approximately 90% of Family Court resources. With this in mind, it is easy to see that these problematic divorces drag on through an endless progression of turmoil and confusion. In these cases, custody and visitation scheduling becomes a heated battlefield, often without resolution or compromise.
In these cases, some divorcees become obsessed with their divorce and ex-spouse and involve their children in unhealthy ways. In many of these high conflict cases, children became alienated from a parent for which there was no history of difficulty prior to the divorce. These cases are Parental Alienation cases.
Dr. Bone co-authored the book, The High-Conflict Custody Battle: Protect Yourself and Your Kids from a Toxic Divorce, False Accusations, and Parental Alienation with by Amy J. L. Baker, and Brian Ludmer.
In his words,
"The primary focus of my work in the last twenty or so years is that of high conflict custody disputes within the context of divorce where parental alienation appears to be present. I work with families who are going through the process of divorce as well as after the divorce is completed. I work primarily with parents, grandparents, lawyers and other professionals who may be involved in the case. My role is intentionally flexible to allow me to adapt to the specifics of most situations.DR. MICHAEL BONE
During the first decade of being in private practice, I dealt with families who were divorcing or had divorced. I began to notice that some divorces, albeit always sad, proceeded, and those families got on with their lives. There were others, however who did not. I began to notice that some divorcees were obsessed with their divorce, and that they would involve their children in their obsession. I began to notice that these children would then begin to rather suddenly say negative things about one of their parents with whom they used to have a fine relationship. I began to notice that in these cases that the less and less that the child had contact with the parent they now had problems with, the more and more negative they began to be about them. Since I was familiar with how children who do have abusive parents do respond to that abusive parent, I realized that this reaction was odd and even bizarre. About that same time, I learned that this process had the name Parental Alienation Syndrome.
I began to study this as it was so odd and extreme. In the process, I wrote a few short articles with an attorney colleague, and my focus became more onto this problem. About the same time, I received an invitation to become a member of the Scientific and Professional Advisory Board of the newly formed Parental Alienation Research Foundation in Washington D.C. I was invited to attend an inaugural meeting and accepted. It was there that I met Richard Gardner, M.D. whom I had learned had first coined and described this phenomenon. He was a very well-established Child Psychiatrist who was a Professor at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and already enjoyed an international reputation before he ever described Parental Alienation Syndrome. At that same meeting, I met the now familiar names associated with the research and literature regarding parental alienation. Since that time, I have had the personal pleasure of working with most if not all of them. On one occasion, I was honored with the opportunity of being a co-evaluator alongside Dr. Gardner.
From all of these opportunities and experiences, I have arrived at what I believe are a few important conclusions. First, as far as these cases go to family court, I believe that they must be handled differently than divorces without parental alienation. A good deal of my consultative practice at this point is devoted to the development successful tools for this purpose in Family Court system. Secondly, and consistent with the literature regarding what we know about the effects of divorce on children, I believe that children do best when they have a healthy relationship with BOTH of their parents. Since parental alienation attacks this premise, I believe that robust arguments can and should be made to the court about its importance. There are tools and strategies for this purpose. Third, I have learned that many who one would think should understand this phenomenon of parental alienation, simply do not. Due to this, I believe that it is of vital importance to make certain that any professional who is involved in such cases must have a deep and working understanding of this phenomenon. When otherwise competent evaluators, therapists and guardians do not, I believe that their errors must be swiftly exposed and explained to the court, in ways that compel the court to take corrective action. Since this process can ruffle feathers, this must be addressed head on. Finally, I have learned that the children of these cases are the real victims and that they need to be given the tools to be able to protect themselves from the difficulties inherent in having an alienating parent. There has been progress in the area and it continues.
The role that I have chosen for myself in this work at this time is a consultative one. In that role, I can wear many hats and therefore maximize the positive impact of what I have learned from my experience regarding the powerful impact of parental alienation. I think that the most important closing message is that there is hope and that we have made progress."
Glenn Ross Caddy, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., F.A.P.A. , FIABM, FBTRS (Click for info)
Clinical, Forensic and Health Psychologist based in Australia and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn Profile: Glen Ross Caddy Ph.D.
Highlights: Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
Fellow, Association of the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Life Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine
Ph.D. University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
Founder & Chairman Chief Executive, Mind Experts International LLC
Family Law Expert Witness Parental Alienation Issues and Reunification
Dr. Caddy’s forensic psychology and behavioral medicine practice was founded in 1984 and has both national and international exposure because of the scope of the work undertaken. The practice also serves as the United States Headquarters of the telemedicine organization Mind Experts International. MindExperts is at the leading edge of worldwide psychiatry, psychology, and behavioral science. The practice offers highly skilled mental health and behavioral science specialists access to a proprietary state-of-the-art HIPAA compliant telepresence portal, integrated with a calendar function and encrypted email to ensure total security in the transmission of protected health information. They provide ready access to local, regional, national, and even international mental health, behavioral health, medical consultants, and other experts in a way never previously possible.
Dr. Caddy is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Florida, USA and is nationally licensed throughout Australia. He has consulted in several Australian states and in more than twenty states in the United States. Additionally, he has undertaken forensic consultations throughout the United States, in several provinces in Canada, in the United Kingdom, in Norway, in the Bahamas, in Argentina, and in El Salvador, and via video-conferencing to many other places around the globe
Dr. Caddy holds fellowships and/or is board certified in the specialties of clinical psychology, forensic psychology, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality. He has also undertaken post-doctoral training in neuropsychology and is certified nationally as a custody evaluator and parental coordinator.
Dr. Caddy provides state of the art assessment, consultation and treatment services to adolescents and adults addressing issues from everyday life (marital, child-parent, workplace problems), to matters across a broad range of mental health, sexual health, and behavioral medicine concerns. He provides performance coaching to both sports stars and executives seeking to improve their effectiveness and focus. Long distance and international clients are seen via Skype. He treats a broad range of clinical concerns, employing best evidence-based practices and using a variety of treatment strategies to meet the unique needs of the individual case.
As an academic he trained doctoral students in state-of-the-art care. As a clinician, Dr. Caddy continues to bring the very best and most cost-effective care to all of those with whom he consults either in hospital, or outpatient care, or via teleconferencing to patients worldwide.
Dr. Caddy is nationally and internationally known for his publications and depth of expertise in the Behavioral Sciences. He holds Board Certification or Fellowship status in the fields of Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Human Sexuality, and Behavioral Medicine. Hence, he has expertise across a very broad range of mental health concerns.
Professor and Director of Clinical Training Nova Southeastern University
January 1980 – December 1994 (15 years) Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Associate Professor and Founding Director
Virginia Consortuim for Professional Psychology and Eastern Virginia Medical School
January 1976 – December 1979 (4 years) Norfolk, Virginia Area
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School Jan. 1975 – Jan. 1976 (1 year 1 month) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Visiting Assistant Professor University of California at Riverside
January 1974 – January 1975 (1 year 1 month) Department of Psychology
- Research Scientist II and Project Director University of California, Los Angeles January 1973 – December 1973 (1 year) The Neuropsychiatric Institute
Abe Worenklein, Ph.D. CPO OPQ (Click for info)
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Professor Family Mediator
Montreal Québec, Canada
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 514-685-396
Abe Worenklein, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Montreal, a professor at Dawson College and a lecturer at Concordia University. In addition to his practice in clinical and forensic evaluation and psychotherapy, he is certified as a family mediator. Dr. Worenklein has been declared an expert witness in Superior Court and in Youth Court several hundred times, primarily in Canada, but also in the United States and the Caribbean and has presented on this topic at numerous professional conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has been quoted in significant judgments dealing with parental alienation and high conflict divorces. He is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and has been certified by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Dr. Worenklein is on the committee to have Parental Alienation accepted into the DSM-V and ICD-11 and has spoken on many occasions on the radio regarding parental alienation and its effects on alienated children. He is also on the International Board of the American Journal of Family Therapy.
Rev. Robert Winn (Click for info)
Email: [email protected]
Education: Philadelphia College of Bible, B.S. – 1977
Dallas Theological Seminary. Th.M. – 1981
Currently: Pastor in Rural Nebraska (25 yrs.)
Formerly: Pastor in Rural New York (9 yrs.)
– Pastor in Luxembourg (4 yrs.)
– Adjunct Professor of Bible (4 yrs.)
Other Work: Hospice Chaplaincy (20 yrs.)
– Certified Biblical Counselor (30 yrs.)
Charles Jamieson, Esq. P.A. (Click for info)
Attorney and author
Grandparent Visitation Rights Legislation State of Florida, Stakeholder
Email: [email protected]
At The Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson, P.A., Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney, Charles Jamieson has led the efforts to protect parental and family rights for more than 28 years. Mr. Jamieson has extensive experience with regard to family law services in general and in Florida family law and collaborative family law. His reputation and expertise make him stand out among the numerous divorce attorneys in Palm Beach County as well as among domestic violence lawyers.
Author: False Accusations of Child Abuse: A Survival Guide, Reclaim Your Honor and Your Life, Planning For Your Divorce: 9 Important Considerations For going Your Separate Ways
Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. (Click for info)
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Dr. Coleman is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Senior Fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-partisan organization of leading sociologists, historians, psychologists and demographers dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American families. He has lectured at Harvard University, The University of California at Berkeley, The University of London, and the Cornell Weill Medical School. He blogs on parent-adult child relationships for the U.C. Berkeley publication, Greater Good Magazine.
Dr. Coleman is frequently contacted by the media for opinions and commentary about changes in the American family. He has been a frequent guest on The Today Show, NPR, The BBC, NYU Psychiatry Radio and has also been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, America Online Coaches, PBS, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television.
His advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London, Atlantic Magazine, The Shriver Report, Fortune, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Psychology Today, U.S. World and News Report, Parenting Magazine, The Baltimore Sun and many others.
He is the author of numerous articles and he has written four books: The Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin’s Press); The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework (St. Martin’s Press); When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along (HarperCollins); and Married with Twins: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Marital Harmony. His books have been translated into Chinese, Croatian, and Korean, and are also available in the U.K., Canada, and Australia.
He is the co-editor, along with historian Stephanie Coontz, of seven online volumes of Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use a compendium of noteworthy research on the contemporary family, gender, sexuality, poverty, and work-family issues.
His new book The Rules of Estrangement (Random House) will be released in Oct 2020.
Rev. Dr. John Killinger (Click for info)
Pastor, Professor, Author
Email: [email protected]
Education: Baylor University, A.B., University of Kentucky, M.A., 1954, Ph.D., 1957; Harvard University, S.T.B., 1959; Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.D., 1963
Member of American Academy of Religion, American Academy of Homiletics, Societas Liturgica.
Rev. Dr. John Killinger is a former pastor in Baptist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches, in great cities of the world. He also taught for fifteen years at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Samford University in Birmingham also Harvard and University of Kentucky. He is the author of over 70 books, among them From Poppy With Love…Letters from a Grandfather to the Grandchildren He Isn’t Allowed to See (Volumes 1, 2, 3). and God, The Devil, and Harry Potter. Because Dr. Killinger’s interests are broad, his writings have touched on many subjects: Christian history, personal spirituality, world religions, preaching, worship, church politics, a female Christ figure, the Gospels as devotional literature, secular writers and artists, the nature of pastoral ministry, and the relationship between theology and contemporary culture. His prayers and utterances often find their way into Sunday church bulletins and other ministers’ sermons, as they offer inspiration and spiritual sustenance.
Career: Ordained Baptist minister, 1952; pastor of Baptist church in North Reading, MA, 1957-59; Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, associate professor English, 1959-61; Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, instructor in homiletics, 1961-63; Kentucky Southern College, Louisville, academic dean, 1963-65; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, professor of preaching, worship, and literature, beginning 1965. University of Chicago, visiting professor, 1965. American Church in Paris, theologian in residence, 1967-68; also served as Presbyterian minister. Ecumenical Council on Drama and the Other Arts, member, vice president, 1976-77.
Jason Holloway (Click for info)
Legislative Assistant to Florida Senator Daryl Rouson
Chief Legislative Assistant/ DLT Consultant
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Education: Bachelor’s from UF in Political Science and Master’s in Blockchain and Digital Currencies expected from the University of Nicosia.
Stakeholder: Grandparents’ Rights
President: Protonode Strategies, Inc.