Dr. Robin Deutsch is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at William James College, and until recently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. She practices as a custody evaluator, mediator, parent coordinator, therapist, and consultant.
Dr. Deutsch lectures widely throughout North America and Europe on Parenting Coordination, parenting and child development, and complex issues related to family conflict, including children resisting contact with a parent, attachment, abuse and neglect, and trauma. She has published extensively on issues related to attachment, alienation, co-parenting after divorce, high conflict divorce, parenting plans, and parenting coordination.
Dr. Deutsch has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations and testified in juvenile, family, district and federal courts involving divorce and visitation disputes, relocation, domestic violence, adoption, alienation, abuse and neglect. She provides consultation and expert witness services on boundary violations, ethical issues, child and adolescent development, complex custody issues, and custody and parenting evaluations. Dr. Deutsch was a member of the task force that developed Guidelines for Examining Intimate Partner Violence:
A Supplement to the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation (2016), American Psychological Association (APA) task force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2011), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Task Force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2006), and the AFCC Task force that developed Guidelines for Court Involved Therapists (2010). She was the former President of the AFCC (2008- 2009), and the former Chair of the APA Ethics Committee (2007).