Biography

Sheila Cohen Furr, Ph.D., A.B.N., has been in clinical practice as a psychologist and neuropsychologist since 1978 working with children and families. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida and California and is Board-Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Furr has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a Master of Education in School Psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island where she trained at the Brown University Medical School affiliated hospitals. Dr. Furr conducts psychological testing, psychoeducational testing, neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy with children, adults, couples and families. She has extensive experience in evaluating and counseling families in distress before, during and after the divorce process.  She regularly is asked to offer expert testimony, provide consultation to attorneys and function as a court appointed evaluator in family law related cases. Dr. Furr has been a member of the Medical Staff of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital for over 25 years where she has served as Chair of the Psychosocial Support Committee and as a member of the Women’s Center and Head Injury committees. She is listed in The National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Furr is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Mediator and is qualified as a Parenting Coordinator under statutory guidelines. She is trained as a neutral mental health professional/facilitator in collaborative law and as a Guardian Ad Litem by the Florida Bar Family Law Section. Dr. Furr is a founding member and current President of the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group where she chairs the Pro Bono/Low Bono project for SPBCCLG which assists families of modest means to access collaborative services.  She is a Board member of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals where she chairs the Public Awareness/Outreach Committee.  She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, The National Association of Neuropsychologists, The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Florida Psychological Association. She is an affiliate member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and an associate member of the Florida Bar Association Family Law Section where she is past Chair of the Litigation Support Committee.  She served on the Florida Bar Family Law Section Ad Hoc Committee on Guardian Ad Litem where she helped develop the training guidelines for Florida and she is a lecturer training GALs.  She currently serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Children’s Issues Committees of the Family Law Section. She has been an invited co-editor of several issues of the Family Law Section publication “the Commentator” and has served on the Publications committee. She has testified and lectured extensively in family law and personal injury litigation. Dr. Furr is on the Board of Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services where she serves on the Clinical Services Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee for Services to Children and Families.