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Dr. Elinor Robin The Divorce Coach Book


Are you a professional who wants to add Divorce (and/or Break-up) Coaching to your offerings? Our customized Divorce Coach program may be for you!


Our unique program is designed to expand your skill set and increase your knowledge base. The program includes three individual strategy sessions with Elinor, guided experiental independent study, access to a comprehensive training manual, and one year’s listing on our website.


The program can be completed in as little as 60 days. (Some participants choose to go at a slower pace.)

Program Description:

This program provides 7.5 CEUs for Florida Licensed Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors. Are you a mental health professional outside of Florida? Talk to Elinor and we may be able to provide what you need.  

Divorce is often the most significant transition of adult life. However, since most people only divorce once, they enter into the confusing divorce process with no experience. (Sometimes described as wearing blinders on an emotional roller coaster.) This is the time they need a coach the most. But most professional coaches don’t have the inside scoop on how to best navigate the treacherous terrain of divorce.


This training program is for professionals who want to add Divorce Coaching to their list of services. At the end of this program you will: (1) understand how to guide your clients through every aspect of divorce--even confusing financial matters AND (2) have a marketing plan for marketing yourself to both the divorcing public AND divorce attorneys.


Prerequisites: To participate in this program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a basic or general coach training program

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in social work, mental health, psychology, pastoral counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related field

  • Completion of a Paralegal Certification program

  • Hold a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree, or its equivalent

  • Licensed/Certified as an Accountant, Financial Planner, or related financial profession

  • Certified as a Family/Divorce Mediator

Investment: The program registration fee is $595.

What do you do next?: Call Elinor at 352-575-8777 to discuss how you can start.

The Program contains Ten Modules


Module 1: So, you want to be a Divorce Coach  

  • Welcome

  • Who Are You?

  • Coaching Overview: Assessment, Goal Setting, Action Steps, Results

  • Overview of The Divorce Transition: Overlapping Experiences

  • The Role of the Divorce Coach: Strategist, Hand-Holder, Consultant

  • Self-Assessment

Module 2: Coaching Practices and Techniques

  • Defining Your Role

  • Characteristics of an Effective Divorce Coach

  • The Coach’s Communication Skill Set​

  • The Coaching Process Unfolds

  • Coaching Tips, Tools, and Techniques

  • The Divorce Coach’s Functions and Tasks

  • Coaching, Culture, and Inclusion

  • Coaching Ethics

  • Resources for Divorce Coaches

  • Your Homework

  • Diversity and Inclusion Questions to Ponder

  • Questions to Ponder

  • Self-Discovery Exercises

  • Your Professional Coach Is….

  • The Top Ten Things Coaching Clients Need To Know

  • Sample Coaching Agreements


Module 3: The Psycho-Social Divorce

  • Love as a Hormone Wash

  • Observations from the Front Lines

  • When the Bomb Drops

  • Divorce PTSD

  • Expectation Management

  • The Divorce Fight: Why We Do It

  • The Comfort, Stretch, and Panic Zones

  • Questions to Ponder

Module 4: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Terrorism: What a Divorce Coach Needs to Know

  • Documenting Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Indicators of Child Neglect, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Family Violence

  • Questions to Ponder


Module 5: The Financial Divorce

  • Financial Terms and Concepts

  • Dirty Tactics

  • Questions to Ponder

  • What You Should Know About QDROs

Module 6: The Legal Divorce

  • Divorce Details: Important Things to Remember

  • Four Paths to a Legal Divorce

  • Choosing Your Divorce Lawyer: Questions to Ask

  • Using Your Lawyer As Your Therapist: Find Someone Else’s Couch To Cry On

  • Lawyers To Avoid

  • Issues to Explore​

  • Reaching an Agreement

  • Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) Checklist

  • Parenting Plan Checklist

  • Questions to Ponder


Module 7: Co-Parent Restructuring and the Needs of Children in Divorce

  • Parenting Plans and Parenting From Two Households

  • The Five Points: The Child-Parent Relationship Continuum

  • Parental Alienation Syndrome

  • How Children React to Divorce

  • Things To Consider When Deciding Your Family’s Time Sharing Schedule

  • Guidelines For Divorcing Parents


Module 8: Moving Beyond Divorce/ Moving Forward

  • Moving Out

  • Divorce Recovery In A Nutshell

  • Post Divorce Financial Checklist


Module 9: Marketing Your Coaching Practice

  • Marketing, Marketing, Marketing

  • Questions to Ponder


Module 10: Where Do YOU Go from Here?

  • Ritual for Ending a Marriage

  • State-by-state Resource List

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