Lana M. Stern, Ph.D.

LANA M. STERN, PH.D. is a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator and parent coordinator in private practice in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 30 years.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and serves on their Trainers Network and Development Committee, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and its Florida Chapter and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.  She has been a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Miami for the past 9 years, is a past Vice President, the chairperson of the mental health committee and served on the Board, the membership, mentoring and education committees. She is the Miami-Dade delegate representing mental health and serves on the Board for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida.  Dr. Stern has served as an educator, counselor, and trainer in the Dade County Public Schools.  She worked for Drake, Beam, Morin, an outplacement corporation, as a career consultant and corporate trainer. She has expertise in treating depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, child sexual abuse and works with couples/divorce counseling, individuals, adults and adolescents.  She received the FPA “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest” award and DCPA “Certificate of Commendation” award in 1993 for her work in the area of Child Sexual Abuse. Dr. Stern taught the four hour Florida required divorce education course for divorcing parents as part of a private group “Positive Transitions”.  She co-authored the chapter on “Collaborative Law” in The Florida Bar CLE book Dissolution of Marriage. She has written, presented and participated in numerous workshops throughout Florida about the “Role of the Mental Health Professional in Collaborative Divorce”.  Dr. Stern is a Collaborative Law Trainer and meets the training standards established by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and provides training in the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Model. She co-founded Florida Collaborative Trainers an interdisciplinary training group in 2011 and has presented the basic/intermediate training workshop “Fitting the Pieces Together – A Basic Interdisciplinary Training” to attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals throughout Florida. She was an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University for the past 8 years, supervising Master’s level, Mental Health and School Counselors during their Practicum and Internship and co-taught the first “Collaborative Divorce” workshop at the University of Miami Law School in Spring 2012.  She has worked extensively in collaborative divorce cases as the neutral mental health professional.

Lana M. Stern, Ph.D., P.A.
1450 Madruga Avenue Suite 310
Coral Gables FL, 33146
Phone: (305) 448-5006
Fax: (305) 663-5809

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