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Collaborative Law? 


I have been practicing collaborative approaches to assessment and treatment and service provision since the mid 1980's. This approach informs all my work. I have written on the subject and have provided workshops facilitating inter-disciplinary teamwork. I have also had the pleasure of attending Collaborative Law training provided by Marion Korn and Nancy McIvor.

Below is a link to an article I co-wrote in 1993 that to this day, provides a good history of collaborative services as well as insights for successful collaboration by any professional. 


There may be times when you could use the input of a clinician with particular expertise in parenting or child development or behaviour management or creative alternatives to specific problems. 


I would happily see your clients at my home office location in Dundas (Hamilton), my Thornhill location (Yonge and Steeles) or even in your office. Flexibility is a key ingredient to successful collaboration. It would be my pleasure to be of assistance to your team. Please call to discuss...


Collaborative Services 

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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW



(905) 628-4847

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Gary Direnfeld is a child-behaviour expert, a social worker, and the author of Raising Kids Without Raising Cane. Gary not only helps people get along or feel better about themselves, but also enjoys an extensive career in public speaking. He provides insight on issues ranging from child behaviour management and development; to family life; to socially responsible business development. Courts in Ontario, Canada consider Gary an expert on matters pertaining to child development, custody and access, family/marital therapy and social work.


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