The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Meetings & Events


OCTOBER 8, 2020 Resist/Refuse Dynamics

Via ZOOM October 8, 2020 - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Panelist discussion on refuse/resist dynamics, the types of treatment available and roadblocks and pitfalls in implementing treatment and in representing clients in these cases.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 NJ Chapter Annual Meeting via Zoom

6:00 p.m. via Zoom - Invitation Only

Annual Elections and Presentation of the Phil Sobel Award

November 13, 2019 Supervised Parenting Time

4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at The Offices of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., 90 Woodbridge Ctr Dr., Suite 900, Woodbridge, New Jersey

WE ARE SORRY - THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT Please join us for this workship on assessing the need for supervised parenting time, the use of different models of supervision, implementation of the process, including appropriate safeguards, and determining when and under what conditions supervision is no longer necessary. This is an intermediate level program, for which some basic knowledge of the specific contest is required.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 Open Board Meeting - NJ Chapter of AFCC

11:00 a.m. - Millstone Township, NJ 08510

Come and get an update on our chapter activities, and enjoy time together. Learn how you can become more involved in our Chapter. Guests are welcome! Please R.S.V.P. to by Wednesday, October 6, 2019.

Friday, June 7, 2019 Intimate Partner Violence - Understanding the Coercive Control Continuum: Dynamics, Concepts & the Effects

10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center 900 Scudders Mill Road Plainsboro, New Jersey

  • Cynthia M. Lischick, PhD, Psychology, LPC, DVS and Evan Stark, MSW, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
  • 4 Domestic Violence CE Credits Available
  • For more information click here

May 29 – June 1, 2019 AFCC 56th Annual Conference

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto

The Future of Family Justice: International Innovations

For more information click here

April 16, 2019 Annual Meeting, Elections and Program


Maggiano’s, 900 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

Settlement-based Custody Evaluations

Presenters: Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, P.J.F.P., Marcy Pasternak, Ph.D., Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D., and Charles Vuotto, Esq.

Please contact Amy Wechsler at for further information.

September 25, 2018 Mid-Year Meeting


Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, LLC, 400 Crossing Blvd., Bridgewater, NJ

Parental Decision Making With High Conflict Families

Moderator: Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D.

Speakers: William Campagna, Ph.D., Thomas DeCataldo, Esq., Cynthia Lischick, Ph.D., Hon. Maureen B. Mantineo, J.S.C., and Shireen Meistrich, L.C.S.W.

September 16, 2018 Open Board Meeting

April 18, 2018 Annual Meeting, Elections and Program


Maggiano’s, 900 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

Treatment and Interventions in High Conflict Custody Cases in Light of Allegations of Domestic Violence

Moderator: Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D.

Speakers: Cynthia Lischick, Ph.D., Hon. Hany Mawla, J.A.D., Ann Ordway, Ph.S., and Amy Z. Shimalla, Esq.