Parent Education Trainings

Hearing the trainers say that a divorced family is not a broken family, it’s just a reorganized family, was music to my ears.
— Seminar participant

Helping Children Through Family Change

A 4.5 hour seminar for parents focusing on children's needs during separation, divorce, parenting plan development, and other family residential changes. This course is required, by the court system, for any divorcing parent with minor children. Each parent must complete their own registration.
Course Fee: $50.00 per person (sliding fee scale available). 
Pre-registration required. Class dates and locations are given at time of registration. 
Classes fill quickly and far in advance.
Course Instructors:
Angus McLane, M.A., Julie Mauermann, Shelley Macy, M.A., and Ray Soriano

We offer this class on a sliding scale basis. To apply for a reduced rate, please complete the Income Declaration Form.

Managing Conflict as a Co-Parent

This course is designed to help divorced, separated, and never married parents build skills to manage emotions, be heard, communicate effectively, and reduce co-parenting conflicts.

Upcoming workshops

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Course Fee: $25.00
Course Instructors:
Angus McLane, M.A. Angus is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned a MA in Counseling Psychology in 1986 from Gonzaga University. He has worked in community mental health, private practice, and state service and has extensive experience in child and adolescent therapy, adolescent sex offender treatment, family systems and juvenile corrections. He has trained in multiple evidence based practices such as Functional Family Therapy, Brief Solution Based Therapy, Incredible Years, Motivational Interviewing and Project Safecare. Angus is currently a licensed trainer for Triple P: Positive Parenting Program and he travels extensively to train agency staff in this model. He has taught the class, Helping Children Through Family Changes, for the WDRC since 1993.
Deborah Forgays, PhD. Deborah has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont and is currently a Professor in Psychology at Western Washington University. Her teaching and research have focused on issues important to children, adolescents and families.