Sanford M Portnoy

Coach/Facilitator
Phone: 7576895995
Fax: 7576895995

204 Sandbridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Profession(s): Family Law Coach/Facilitator
Counties Served: Middlesex
About Me:

Director, The Center for the study of Psychology and Divorce, The Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologyPortnoy Associates - consultation to divorce lawyers and their clientsClinical practice - Newton, Mass.President, MCLC Book Portnoy, S.M. (2000). The Family Lawyer?ó?é¼?äós Guide to Building Successful Client Relationships. , Chicago, IL. Section of Family Law, American Bar Association.Published Articles: Burney, P., Celeste, B., Johnson, J., Klein, N., Nordal, K. & Portnoy, S. (2009).Mentoring professional psychologists: Programs for career development, advocacy, and diversity. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(3), 292-298. Portnoy, S.M. (2008). The psychology of divorce: A lawyer?ó?é¼?äós primer, Part 2 ?ó?é¼?Ç£ The effects of divorce on children. The American Journal of Family Law, 21(4), 126-134. Kaslow, N., Rubin, N., Bebeau, M., Leigh, I., Lichtenberg, J., Nelson, P., Portnoy, S. & Smith, L. (2007). Guiding principles and recommendations for the assessment of competence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(5), 441-451. Leigh, I., Smith, L., Bebeau, M., Lichtenberg, J., Nelson, P., Portnoy, S., Rubin, N. & Kaslow, N. (2007). Competency assessment models. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(5), 463-473. Lichtenberg, J., Portnoy, S., Bebeau, M., Leigh, I., Nelson, P., Rubin, N., Smith, L. & Kaslow, N. (2007). Challenges to the assessment of competence and competencies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(5), 474-478.Rubin, N., Bebeau, M., Leigh, I., Lichtenberg, J., Nelson, P., Portnoy, S., Smith, L. & Kaslow, N. (2007). The competency movement within psychology: An historical perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(5), 452-462. Portnoy, S.M (2006). New roles for psychologists: Divorce coaching and training lawyers in client management. NYS Psychologist, 18, 9 ?ó?é¼?Ç£ 13. Portnoy, S.M. (2006). The psychology of divorce: A lawyer?ó?é¼?äós primer, Part 1 ?ó?é¼?Ç£ The effects of divorce on adults. The American Journal of Family Law, 20, 73 ?ó?é¼?Ç£ 79. Portnoy, S.M. (2006). Divorce coaches: A new resource for matrimonial lawyers. American Journal of Family Law , 19, 231- 235. Portnoy, S.M. (2005). How divorce coaching can help. Collaborative Law Journal, 3, 23-24. Portnoy, S.M. (2004). The role of judges in keeping difficult parties contained in court. American Journal of Family Law , 18, 131-134. Silver, S., Portnoy, S.M. & Peters, S. (2004). Stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and other emotional realities in the lawyer client relationship. Touro Law Review, 19, 847-873. Portnoy, S.M. (2003). Client reactions to legal fees: Meanings and Management. American Journal of Family Law, 17, 125-128. Portnoy, S. Family law: On the brink of reform? Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 31, Mar. 17, 2003. Portnoy, S.M. (2002). Client selection with potentially difficult clients: How to know when to take the case. American Journal of Family Law, 16, 235-239. Portnoy, S.M. (2002). ?ó?é¼?ôSettling?ó?é¼?¥ your client into settlement negotiations. American Journal of Family Law, 16, 11-15. Portnoy, S.M. Client management for lawyers: Do you have to become your client?ó?é¼?äós therapist? Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Newsletter, Winter, 2002, 9.Portnoy, S.M. (2001). Effectively representing the unreasonable client. American Journal of Family Law, 15, 177-182. Portnoy, S.M., Responding to a divorcing client's emotions. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 25, 1992, 20 M.L.W., 1755. Portnoy, S.M., Friedland, S.J., Norman, M.M., Calveric, B.R., Eisman, E.J., Zapf, R.F., and DeLeon, P.H.. (1983). Effective state-level advocacy: a model for action. American Psychologist, 38, 1220-1226. Portnoy, S.M. (1981). Political roles and training for psychologists. The Clinical Psychologist, 34, 36-37. Portnoy, S.M. (1973). Power of childcare worker and therapist figures and their effectiveness as models for emotionally disturbed children in residential treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 40, 15-19. Portnoy, S.M., Biller, H.B., and Davids, A. (1972). The influence of the childcare worker in residential treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 42, 719-722. Portnoy, S.M., and Biller, H.B. (1973). Comparisons of children's perceptions of childcare workers and therapists. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 29, 96.

Services:

Divorce coachingConsultation to attorneys on client relationship management during divorcePsychotherapy and assessment

Core Certifications
Licensed Clinical Psychologists (Ed.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.)

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