Speaking Events

APRIL 11-12th, 2019

APR 2019 CLEBL Course – A Deeper Dive:  The Intersection Between Family Law and Psychology 2019

Alyson Jones will be amongst a group of experts presenting to both the legal and mental health community at the Continuing Legal Education of BC Course A Deeper Dive: The Intersection Between Family Law and Psychology 2019. This event will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel (999 Canada Place, Vancouver) and run daily on April 11th and 12th from 9am to 4pm. 

Alyson will be co-chairing this innovative conference with esteemed Lawyers John-Paul Boyd and Morag MacLeod. This course is aimed at understanding the thoughts, behaviours, and emotions in the case. 

Alyson will be co-chairing the entire course and presenting on the following:

  1. Therapeutic & Legal Interventions in High conflict cases
  2. Attachment, Parenting Plans and Parent Child Contact Problems

This event is open to all professionals involved in family breakdown, including lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, mediators and arbitrator of all learning levels. 

Register now: http://store.cle.bc.ca/productdetails.aspx?cid=1611/&_ga=2.262025487.343449542.1546897594-1521971482.1449689133

This course will include a minimum of two hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. This is the two-day update to our acclaimed program, Assessments and Interventions: The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology. As in 2016, this course is taught by a multidisciplinary faculty of expert psychologists, clinical counsellors, lawyers and judges, who will provide insights and practical guidance on the challenging intersections of law and psychology in family law disputes.


FEB 2019 Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Dinner Meeting Presentation

On February 12th, 2019, Alyson Jones and Ida Harvey of Alyson Jones & Associates will be presenting at the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Dinner Meeting Presentation on the topic: 

Children’s Experiences of Parental Separation

Link: http://www.collaborativedivorcebc.com

JANUARY 25TH, 2019

JAN 2019 Trial Lawyers Association of BC Medical Legal Conference in Costa Rica

Alyson Jones will be amongst a group of experts presenting on how head injury can impact a family to both the legal and medical community at the Trial Lawyers Association of BC Medical Legal Conference in Costa Rica from January 25th to 29th, 2019. Her specific topic will be Assisting Families Transition Successfully after the Marriage Dissolves Post Brain Injury


JANUARY 17TH, 2019

JAN 2019 CLEBC Intermediate Mediation Course

Alyson Jones will be a guest speaker presenting on the Cost of Conflict on Children:  How to Create Containment Strategies that Protect Children in Family Disputes. 

This course will give you a better understanding of family dynamics and power in mediation.  You will also learn about process design options and have the opportunity to enhance your interview skills through role play and exercises. Finally, you will hear about how to document and record sessions, agreements, and memorandums of understanding to give you a better understanding of the nature and source of conflict in the context of family dispute resolution, and the role and objectives of a mediator. For those wishing to become Family Law Mediators under the Family Law Act, this is the third of four courses in our 80-hour curriculum.


November 27th, 2018

NOV 2018 Divorce Salon

Connect Family Law is continuing its ongoing series of “Divorce Salons”, a resource for individuals dealing with separation or divorce. Combining the best of a speaker series and a meet-up group, these Salons offer participants both a learning opportunity and the chance to connect with others who are going through similar experiences.

Alyson Jones has been invited to the November 27th Salon where she will share the knowledge and experience she has gained after decades of working with families and children of divorced parents. Alyson will be joined by her colleague, Child and Family Therapist, Ida Harvey. Together, they will provide an overview of the Parent-Child Relationship Continuum and discuss reasons why a child might be resistant to contact with a parent (from alignment, to enmeshment to estrangement to alienation).

Salon attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, and to contribute as much (or as little) as they feel comfortable. For more information, visit the Connect Family Law website.