Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process in which the psychologist assists high conflict parents to implement
their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner, educating parents about children’s needs, and with prior approval of the parties and/or
the court, making decisions within the scope of the court order or appointment contract. The overall objective of parenting coordination is to assist high conflict parents to
implement their parenting plan, to monitor compliance with the details of the plan, to resolve conflicts regarding their children and the parenting plan in a timely manner. The
Parenting Coordinator role is most frequently reserved for those high conflict parents who have demonstrated their longer term inability or unwillingness to make parenting
decisions on their own, to comply with parenting agreements and orders, to reduce their child-related conflicts, and to protect their children from the impact of that conflict.