Kat Bellamano

Creative thinking. Effective Planning. Lasting Solutions.

Register now for January 25th to March 19, 2021

Training with Susan Boyan and Kathleen Bellamano

We are offering an 8 week, online parenting coordination training.

Parenting Coordination is a child- centred dispute resolution process for families with children who are separated or divorced and continue to have unresolved conflict. Generally, it is a process that includes coaching, and education, consensus building and, when authorized, decision making. Families can enter parenting coordination by contract or court order, depending on the laws in their area.

Who is this course for? It is for professionals who wish to become parenting coordinators and work with high-conflict divorce families. Generally, course participants should be practicing lawyers, dispute resolution professionals or mental health professionals with many years of experience working with families. Qualifications to practice as a parenting coordinator vary by region and additional training or skills may be required in your jurisdiction.

When: January 25, 2021-March 5 (6week/24 hr) or through March 19, 2021(8 weeks/40 hr)

Information: There are two options, a 24 hour course or a 40 hour version depending upon the requirements of your local jurisdiction and/or statutes. 24 and 40 hr versions meet the training requirements of the AFCC. Participants must attend all live meetings, review all recordings, and complete assignments in order to receive their certificate of completion.

Course Schedule: Both courses will include self-directed learning, quizzes, assignments and live weekly sessions on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The 40 hr version will focus more on facilitating agreements, writing final decision and interviewing children.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Until 12/1/20: $400 US payment to secure registration.
  • Full refund minus $50 administration fee up to Dec 1 2020.
  • Dec 2, 2020-Jan 1, 2021 receives a 50% refund.
  • After Jan 1, 2021, a credit towards a future offering within 1 year.

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Kat has been supporting families, individuals and organizations to achieve communication success since 2003.

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Kat works with organizations to build communication skills, clarify vision, and create roadmaps for success. 

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Kat specializes in working with high conflict families, creating child-centered, collaborative co-parenting agreements and helping families divide their asset and liabilities in ways that will minimize costs, preserve relationships and promote independence.

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Kat works with individuals to help them meet their parenting, professional, or rehabilitation goals

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Kat has been working with people in conflict for 17 years. She has a diverse practice as a dispute resolution professional and registered social worker, in private practice. Kat provides training, parenting coordination, mediation, arbitration, med-arb, circles, child interviewing, restorative justice, organizational development, coaching and facilitation; always with an emphasis on relationship building and working across differences. Her main area of focus is working with families and groups with complex circumstances such as high conflict, trauma or mental health challenges, addiction, involvement with the legal system or intercultural issues. She also provides the full range of her services by distance. She designs and provides training on mediation and conflict resolution skills, trauma informed practice, sexualized violence prevention, and family violence screening.


COVID 19 Safe Operating Protocols
updated August 1,2020

As per the guidelines provided by the Public Health Authority, the BC College of Social Workers and WorkSafe BC, here is the plan for Ambitus Consulting to continue to provide services:

  • Where possible, virtual or telehealth services will be provided. In-person services will only be used if necessary and safe.
  • All clients will be asked to complete additional consent forms, Technology Consent, and/or In-person Meeting Consent, depending on the kind of services you will receive.
  • When meeting in-person, outdoor meetings will be the first choice whenever reasonable and appropriate.
  • Joint or group meetings will only be held in-person if appropriate safety measures can be taken. These will include:
    • Meeting outdoors; or
    • Meeting indoors, including only members of the same “bubble”; or
    • Being able to maintain 2 metres/6 feet between all attendees; or
    • Being able to maintain at least 2 metres/6 feet between the client group and me.
  • Clients attending in-person are asked to wait in their vehicle or in an outdoor area away from other people until immediately before their meeting.
  • In-person appointment times will be staggered to allow for cleaning and social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at entrance door.
  • Late cancellation fees will be waived for anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, personally or in their household.
  • Clients attending in-person meetings will be asked COVID screening questions.
  • In-person clients are asked to wear masks and to bring their own pens, paper, beverages, facial tissue, etc. and to take everything with them when they leave or discard in the garbage by the door.
  • Please wash your hands before attending in-person and avoid touching your face during meetings when possible. Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing
  • Please make payment by e-transfer, credit card over the phone or cheque by mail.