(561) 470-7110 drfurr@sheilafurrphd.com

Publications & Presentations

Dr Furr has published and is available for consultation and presentations on such topics as:

  • Impact of divorce on children
  • Improving communication for effective co-parenting
  • Improving communication with challenging clients
  • Working with high conflict clients
  • Parental alienation, attachment issues and other areas of parenting disputes
  • Same sex-parenting in intact marriages and post-divorce
  • Use of an interdisciplinary team in out-of-court divorces; role of neutral mental health professional and child specialist in the collaborative process
  • Dealing with emotions in mediation- anger, grief, personality disorders
  • High conflict mediation, a different approach
  • Supporting family law attorneys in preparing a case with complicated child and/or mental health decisions
  • Emerging new roles in collaborative- collaborative mediation, pre and post nup negotiations, life planning with a multidisciplinary team in new relationships across the age spectrum


For Children

  • Standing on my Own Two Feet by Tamara Schmitz
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel
  • Megan’s two houses (elementary age)
  • ABCs of Surviving Divorce: Important Tips for Parents, Teens & Children by Leah Atchison, 1st Books Library, 2003

For adults:

  • The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive by Robert E. Emery, Penguin Books (2004) (Bob Emery is one of the leading scholars in this topic. He also has a companion therapist manual for his approach: Renegotiating Family Relationships)
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci, Fireside, 1997 (older book)
  • Helping Your Children cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath by Vicki Lansky, Book Peddlers, 2003
  • ABCs of Surviving Divorce: Important Tips for Parents, Teens & Children by Leah Atchison, 1st Books Library, 2003
  • Parents Part by Penelope Leach
  • Screamfree Parenting (is great no matter what the circumstances)
  • Mindful Co-Parenting- A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce by Jeremy S Gaies, Psy.D. and James B Morris, Jr., Ph.D.
  • The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons

Step by Step Guides:

  • Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Rosemary Wells, International Publishers Marketing (2003)
  • Parents are Forever: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-parents After Divorce by Shirley Thomas, Springboard Publishing (2004)

For parents’ personal adjustment:

  • Crazy Times by Abigail Trafford
  • Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends