Upcoming Events

39th Annual Conference of the AzAFCC
20/20: Envisioning a Brighter Future for Families

January 24-26, 2020
Sedona, Arizona
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Court Provider Orientation/Update

Please Save the Date to join us for our annual training for all professionals, including attorneys, currently listed on the Maricopa County Superior Court Behavioral Health Provider Roster. There will be two concurrent presentations in the morning: New Providers and Established Providers.  For New Providers there will be an overview of court provider roles and discussion regarding collaboration between mental health providers and attorneys.  For the Established Providers there will be sessions on topics related to trauma, domestic violence and various “hot topics” relevant to current practice.  In the afternoon there will be a Judges’ panel along with presentations of interest to both the New and Experienced Providers. 
Date: October 18, 2019, 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $50 for members and non-members
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Past Events

Town Hall with Family Court Presiding Judge Cohen

Members of AFCC and, specifically, the mental health community play an integral role in the family court system. As we all know, there are professional challenges that are often unique to family court. This “town hall” style meeting is designed to hear from the provider community as to how and in what ways the court can facilitate the efforts you put forth on cases for which you have been appointed. While it would be untenable to cover specific cases or issues, much can be gained by having a dialogue about systemic issues for which improvements can be made.
Date: October 1, 2019, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Midyear Conference

Dr. Stacia Stolzenberg will be discussing best practices in talking with children about sexual abuse allegations in family court.
Dr. William Fabricius will be presenting the newest research on children’s reactions to divorce, impact on functioning, and treatment approaches to improve outcomes.
Date: August 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Child Interviewing Training 2019

“Child Interviewing: Helping the Court by Helping Children Share Their Experiences Accurately and Completely”
Date: June 27, 2019, 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Substance Abuse Training 2019

“Substance Abuse, Drug Testing, and Evaluation in Family Court”
Date: May 9, 2019, 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm

AZAFCC Annual Sedona Conference 2019

“Embracing a Changing Culture: Best Practices for Arizona Families”
Date: January 25 – 27, 2019
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Annual Mental/Behavioral Health Update

Date: October 12, 2018
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Phoenix

AZAFCC Mid Year Conference

Discussion on New Case Law and Personal Safety: Working with High Conflict Families
Date: August 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, lunch included
Location: Florence Community Center

AZAFCC Annual Sedona Conference

“Through the Looking Glass: Bringing Complex Family Issues into Focus”
Dates: January 26-28, 2018
Location: Hilton Sedona Resort

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Click here to see information about the 50/50 raffle prizes!

Best Interest Attorney Training

“Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Best Interest Attorneys”
Date: January 11, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm – lunch included
Location: Florence Community Center

No Cost! Please RSVP by January 8, 2018 to Dena Morgan at

Eligible for 3.25 hours CLE including 1 hour ethics

Orientation and Update for Maricopa County Mental Health Providers and Attorneys

Date: October 27, 2017
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: ASU Downtown (Mercado), Phoenix

AZAFCC Mid Year Conference

“Addiction, Same-Sex Marriage, and Children Testifying – Hot Topics for a Hot Summer”
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: Florence Community Center

Juvenile Court Roundtable

Date: October 4, 2017
Location: Tucson Juvenile Court Training Room

Conciliation Court Roundtable

Dates: October 5-6, 2017
Location: Tucson – Westward Look Resort

36th AZAFCC Annual Sedona Conference

Mindful Practice: Strengthening Families in Transition
Dates: January 27-29, 2017 (not Super Bowl Weekend)
Location: Hilton Sedona Resort

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AZAFCC Mid Year Conference

Morning: Parenting and Co-parenting in the Shadow of Domestic Abuse

Afternoon: Can You Hear Me Now? Effective Strategies in Communicating with Children Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Mindy Mitnick, EdM, MA

Orientation and Update for Maricopa County Mental Health Providers

October 7, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
New providers: 8:00 am
Established providers: 11:30 am
This program ONLY is NOT intended to count for CEU or CLE

35th Annual Sedona Conference

Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
A Mosaic of the Modern Family: New Theories, New Evidence, New Strategies
Dates: January 29 – 31, 2016 (not Super Bowl Weekend)
Location: Hilton Sedona Resort

2016 Conference Brochure

  • AFCC Regional Conference
    Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening to the Voice of the Child
    Dates: November 5-7, 2015
    Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, Ohio
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  • Maricopa County Orientation and Update for Providers
    For all professionals currently serving or those who wish to serve on the Maricopa County Superior Court Family Court Department in the Behavioral Health arena.
    Dates: October 2, 2015 8:45 – 5:15
    Location: AZ Summit Law School, Phoenix, AZ
  • AFCC-AAML Conference
    Advanced Issues in Child Custody Evaluation, Litigation and Settlement
    Dates: October 1-3, 2015
    Location: Capital Hilton, Washington, DC
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