Intensive Peer Mentoring
Dr. Ben Garber
is an internationally recognized expert in family
law and an innovator in the field. His
publications are routinely cited in contemporary
research and case law as setting the highest
standards for child-centered intervention and
evaluation relevant to family litigation. His
presentations are in high demand around the world
by professionals eager to remain current with the
state of the art and the best practices in the
Dr. Garber is now able to
provide this cutting-edge expertise to family law
professionals in a novel format. Intensive Peer
Mentoring provides in-depth, individual or
small group child-centered consultation
custom-tailored to each participant's skills,
areas of interest, and needs.
Large group trainings can be
terrific, but the genuinely astute participant who
seeks more than just continuing education credits
can only ask so many questions or take the speaker
aside for so long. In this setting, it can be
impossible to genuinely challenge a concept,
inquire about an application, or explore all of
the "what if....?" and "I have a case
that ..." and "Where can I learn
more....?" questions and comments that can
Intensive Peer Mentoring welcomes
these challenges and inquiries and innovations.
This is the environment in which in-depth thought,
case application, and out-of-the-box "what-ifs"
are welcome and valued. This is the setting in
which skilled professionals hone and update their
thinking and their real-world tools.
Intensive Peer Mentoring is a
small group or one-on-one consultative
relationship focused on your specific professional
needs and goals. Meetings are scheduled in-person
or via teleconference to correspond to the
emergent needs of your practice, the unique
challenges of a specific case, and/or to pursuant
to your desire to develop new skills as a family
Individual peer mentoring creates the opportunity
to examine a particular evaluation, report, or
intervention in great detail. Dr. Garber will
provide research and tools specific to your needs
as part of the service.
Who should engage in intensive peer mentoring?
Individual peer mentoring is NOT
supervision. Dr. Garber cannot accept
responsibility for your clinical decisions,
forensic process or work product. As an initial
step, you and Dr. Garber will mutually endorse a
Service Agreement detailing the nature and limits
of the service, with particular emphasis on this
- Professionals who are new
to family law practice
- Professionals who wish to
polish or update specific areas of family law
- Professionals who intend to
comply with best practices in the field
- Professionals who know that
their high quality work can be made more time-
Intensive Peer Mentoring is a
three day, empirically grounded, child-centered,
case-oriented consultative service. Three or four
like-minded professionals are invited to learn
together. Each small group curriculum is unique
and crafted to suit the group's specific needs.
This intensive, advanced training includes:
Peer Mentoring three-day session is
designed uniquely to suit the expressed interests,
skills and needs of the participants. Dr. Garber
will assemble an exhaustive bibliography of
relevant scientific literature, a log of relevant
case law, and will provide participants with
sample (sanitized) reports and evaluation tools.
These materials are collected in the form of a
binder and delivered to participants (either via
post or email in pdf format) in advance of meeting
so as to build a common foundation in theory,
practice and approach.
Peer Mentoring process is not
complete when the three day face-to-face portion
is done. The program includes monthly ad hoc
distance check-ins intended to assure that the
matters first discussed in person are thereafter
solidly cemented in place.
please see the sample Service Agreement
Peer Mentoring can be conducted in Dr.
Garber's Nashua, New Hampshire, office just 15
minutes from the Manchester-Boston Regional
Airport (MHT). Hotels, dining and shopping are
within walking distance. Dr. Garber can also
arrange to provide Intensive Peer
Mentoring at your location or via video
Peer Mentoring is a form of consultation.
It does not constitute supervision. Dr. Garber
cannot accept liability for participants'
Peer Mentoring has not yet been qualified
for continuing education credits. Dr. Garber will
take reasonable steps to support participant
efforts to acquire relevant credits on a
Reach Dr. Garber
directly to discuss these opportunities