Dr. Marlene has committed her professional life to working with children and families who are going through divorce or separation. As a professional speaker, Dr. Marlene teaches her negotiation process to professionals in the family court system and mental health professionals working with separating and divorcing parents, so they can guide parents to avoid contention and negotiate their way to mutual agreement. The effect within the workplace on such things as productivity can be profound when a co-worker is going through separation or divorce. Dr. Marlene protects businesses and companies by teaching management how to deal with such issues within the workplace to lessen the effect. Dr. Marlene began her career as a psychotherapist, then worked nearly 20 years as an evaluator in domestic relations cases for Colorado Springs courts. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s degree in gerontology and counseling, attended Colorado School of Professional Psychology, and earned her Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from Eisner Institute for Professional Studies. A professional speaker and compelling storyteller, Dr. Marlene has presented at a number of Continuing Law Education Conferences and her articles are frequently published in psychotherapy and legal publications. Dr. Marlene’s new book, “Contentious Custody: Is It Really in The Best Interest of Your Children?” is due out later this year.