ABOUT ISOLINA RICCI, Ph.D.
Isolina Ricci, Ph.D., is the author of the enduring classic for parents Mom's House, Dad's House, Mom's House, Dad's House for KIDS, and the newly released The CoParenting Toolkit. She is an internationally renowned licensed family therapist, educator, and mediator whose work has inspired and supported two generations of parents. Many of her pioneering concepts such as "Parenting Plans," the "business-like" approach for managing conflict and communications, better words to replace legal terms like "custody" and "visitation," have all become accepted standards. Her work has been cited in courtrooms, classrooms, and legal publications. In addition to her work with families, she headed the Statewide Office of Family Court Services for the California courts for 15 years and conducted research on divorce and child adjustment at Stanford University. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Mediator Award from the Academy of Family Mediators and Distinguished Service Awards for her outstanding contributions and achievements from both the International and California Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Dr. Ricci has been a keynote speaker, a panelist, and a workshop leader at numerous Association of Family and Conciliation Courts conferences both at the international and state level. She has been a consultant to family courts, conducted seminars, and one and two day trainings for organizations and agencies such as Kids' Turn; the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, Family Division; the Missouri Family Bar Association Annual Conference; the North Carolina Association of Family Mediators; the Northern California Mediation Center; the Hartford County Circuit Court, Maryland; the Wisconsin Fatherhood Conference; the San Diego Family Law Council for Children; and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Dr. Ricci is the founder and director of Custody & CoParenting Solutions and CoParentingToday.com (formerly known as The New Family Center). She divides her time between consulting, school visits, and conducting seminars and trainings for professionals.