Location and contact information
Dr. Otis offices at the historic Capital Hill United Community Center on the north side of Cheesman Park.
1290 Williams Street #301 Denver, Colorado 80218
Phone: 469 964 7411 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Otis provides services to:
- Children and adolescents: Ages 10 to 18.
- Families and couples.
- Families going through divorce or divorce modifications.
- Children estranged from a parent whom they are rejecting.
- Divorced parents seeking to co-parent more effectively.
Dr. Otis is prepared to:
- Provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
- Conduct marriage and family therapy.
- Coach divorced parents regarding post-divorce child and co-parenting issues.
- Facilitate the Rejected Parents Workshop: An education, coaching, and support group for parents rejected by their children.
- Provide parent facilitation to divorcing and divorced parents who are having difficulty developing efficient and effective working relationships.
- Conduct the Divorced Parents Workshop: An education and training program for divorced parents to learn conflict de-escalation skills, to manage post-divorce issues, and to build better working relationships.
- Facilitate the reconnection of estranged children with the parent they have rejected.
- Consult with parents and their lawyers to craft parenting plans, to resolve post-divorce modification issues, and to facilitate parent-to-parent and lawyer-to-lawyer collaboration.<
- Train lawyers and mental health professionals in negotiation.
About Dr. Otis
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida: 1979.
- Residency and Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio: 1977 to 1979.
- B.S. in Psychology from Union College: 1973.
- Licensed Psychologist in Texas: #2-2147
- National Health Service Provider in Psychology: #30614
- National Provider Identification: #1477661981
Practice and Professional experiences
- Served as Program Director of Child Abuse Services at the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic: 1982 to 1985.
- Taught classes at the Southwest Family Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, and Southwestern Medical School.
- Provided individual, group, family, and marital therapy in private practice for over thirty years.
- Conducted psychological evaluations, therapy, and parent facilitation in over 500 court-ordered cases.
- Treated a broad range of difficult family law matters, including child abuse, parent-child estrangement, domestic violence, and high-conflict divorced families.
- Provided evaluation, therapy and consultation services to school district special education departments and Child Protective Services.
- Served as Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee of the Dallas Psychological Association.
Negotiation training, collaborative law, and parent facilitation
- Training at the Negotiation Workshop in the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School: 2000.
- Training at the Collaborative Family Law Interdisciplinary Training from the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas: 2004.
- Chaired the Mental Health Protocols Committee of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas: 2005 to 2006.
- Frequent presenter to mental health professionals and lawyers on negotiation, communication training, family education, collaborative law, and conflict disengagement.
- Published articles on the psychological aspects of collaborative family law.
- Wrote and produced Barriers to Divorce Resolution, a three scene DVD used to train parents, lawyers, and mental health professionals the elements of negotiation, conflict disengagement, and communication.
- Created parent workshops, including the Divorced Parents Workshop and the Rejected Parents Workshop to teach divorced parents how to manage parenting plans, negotiate disagreements, build working relationships with ex-spouses, and reconnect to estranged children.