News for Practitioners Passionate About Working With Families & Children!
I am proud to team up with Anthony Douglas CEO of The Children and Family Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) in the UK. We will present a "Master Class" which is an information and training opportunity for practitioners who want to focus on family and children facilitation and FDR. These classes take place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between 3-10 April.
See Master Class details here. Read about Anthony Douglas (CBE) here on Cafcass website:
The Family Matters Centre in Auckland has been established as a Centre of Excellence with its practice predicated on leading edge research that is customised to the needs of all family members. Founded by Jill Goldson, services based on current research combined with proven practical approaches include:
- Couple counselling for relationship issues
- Family facilitation and mediation for families in transition
- Child participation (when appropriate) in dispute resolution
- Counselling for children and young people
- Specific purpose children's and adults' groups
- Specialist training for professionals in family mediation and transitions.
Jill Goldson MA (Hons), CQSW, Mediator (Leadr), NZAC & Founder of The Goldson Model
As Director of The Family Matters Centre Jill Goldson specialises in researching and working with the family in transition, during and after separation. She contributes to conferences and seminars and has published on this work. Additionally, Jill conducted a pilot study of working with parents and children during separation and authored "Hello, I’m a voice let me speak. Child Inclusive Mediation in Family Separation." (2006)
A senior lecturer in both counselling and social work, Jill has received scholarships and awards to advance her work. In 2008 she was made a Churchill Fellow and granted funds to undertake research in the UK on child inclusive practice following separation. Publications, awards and funding details are available on this website.
Family Court Work
Jill also contracts with the Family Court for counselling and is an Expert for the Crown in counselling. Support and backing for her innovative work comes from New Zealand Family Court professionals including Judge Peter Boshier, former Principal Family Court Judge, NZ.
Read Judge Boshier letter to Jill here.