Oct. 25: Case Management: Caring for the Team Players (Durham)
Summary: A discussion highlighting the need for team support and resilience: Managing and navigating the conflict.
Dr. Angela Fountain, Psychologist
Clayton R. Spencer, Lawyer, Arbitrator
About the Discussants:
Dr. Fountain is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental clinical psychology and has competency areas in clinical, school and rehabilitation psychology to assess and treat infants, children, adolescents, adults and families. She also has training in family mediation, advanced play therapy techniques, EMDR, theology and is an experienced clinician in the areas of complex care, catastrophic injury, trauma and abuse, dual diagnosis, case management, parent capacity, parent coordination, high conflict divorce and Christian based psychology.
Dr. Fountain is well known in the community for her professional work as a psychologist and her volunteer work with children and families. She is a qualified expert witness in the Durham Courts. She is known for her work with high conflict divorce, parent capacity disputes that involve complex issues of child protection involving sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, child and adult diagnosable mental health problems, attachment, medical and developmental problems. She is a strong advocate of children’s rights and keeping child-parent relationships intact where ever possible.
Clayton R. Spencer practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Mr. Spencer was called to the bar in 1998, and has provided Family Law services to the residents of Durham Region since that time. Mr. Spencer provides a broad range of Family Law services, including divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, property division, child protection, and collaborative services. Mr. Spencer is also a trained arbitrator.
Mr. Spencer obtained his Level II Collaborative Team training in 2007. Mr. Spencer strongly believes that the collaborative process produces better results and more cost-efficient outcomes for those who are separating from their spouses than traditional litigation. Mr. Spencer encourages the use of alternate dispute resolution, where appropriate. Mr. Spencer is also an experienced Family Court litigator. He has been a panel lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since April, 2009. Mr. Spencer was also appointed a Family Court Dispute Resolution Officer when that program was introduced to Durham Region in 2011.