As Director of Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies and adjunct Professor at Barry University, Janet Courtney's career is centered on bringing psychological healing to children. She is an internationally recognized Play Therapist specializing in expressive therapies and attachment treatement who has invented a new process of kinesthetic storytelling, merging imagery relaxation skills with joyful first-play touch activities. Her interactive storybook, The Magic Rainbow Hug makes this technique directly accessible to professionals, parents, and the children who can most benefit from its use.
Since, 1989, Dr. Courtney has had a private psychotherapy practice located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida dedicated to working with children and families, improving relationships and quality of life.
LANA M. STERN, PH.D, P.A. is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parent Coordinator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Dr. Stern has been in private practice in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 25 years. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations, International and Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and serves on the IACP Trainers Network and Development Committee. She has been a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Miami for the past 8 years and is a past Vice President. She serves on the CFLI Board, Mental Health, Membership, Mentoring and Education committees. She is the Miami-Dade delegate representing Mental Health Professionals on the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, is presently serving on the Board of that organization and on the Advisory Board of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Parenting Coordinators.
She has worked extensively in Collaborative family law cases as the neutral mental health professional. She co-authored the chapter on “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE bookDissolution of Marriage. Dr. Stern co-founded “Florida Collaborative Trainers” an interdisciplinary training group – “Fitting the Pieces Together” in 2011.