Under the Iceberg of Separation and Divorce: A Discussion Group

Date: Thursdays, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location:The webinar link will be shared with you via email prior to the session start time.

An online educational discussion group designed to help people deal positively with separation and divorce. Topics are driven by the need of its participants. They might include:

  • Normalization of the separation experience
  • Divorce as a lonely planet
  • Individual coping skills and strategies to deal with fear
  • Creating new adult attachment scripts
  • The externalization of anger and conflict  
  • Dealing, feeling and healing
  • Moving on and for the better

This group will be open to both parents with children and individuals without children.  The first 3 sessions will focus on adult development and the last session will focus on children and parenting.

Facilitator: Michael Saini is a Professor, holds the endowed Chair in Law and Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. Program with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He conducts parenting plan evaluations, voice of the child reports, parent coaching and he provides parent education workshops on issues related to separation and divorce.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.