Marie José Brizard, R.N., B.A. Faculté des Science Humaines, Consultant, Co-Parenting Coach, Mediator and ADR/Litigation Support Provider, is director of Parenting Through Transition LLC. Marie José’s practice focuses on conflict ridden co-parenting and custody disputes involving High Conflict behaviors, Intimate Partner Violence/Abuse, Coercive Control, Harassment, Substance Abuse, Alienating or Gatekeeping behaviors and allegations thereof.
Marie José’s approach is informed by research and literature in education, psychological and social science, Minnesota statutes, along with the principles of ethics and standards of practice.
Marie José is a trained Family and Community Mediator (Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice). She is a trained coach in High Conflict Communications using the “B.I.F.F.” response℠, the “Empathy, Attention and Respect (EAR)” techniques and the New Ways For Families Decision Skills Training as developed by Bill Eddy Esq and LCSW co-founder of the High Conflict Institute. She is certified to administer The Danger Assessment & Levels of Danger Scoring System, created by J.Campbell; John Hopkins Hospital. She volunteers in Harassment Court at Hennepin County, and at the Conflict Resolution Center as a mediator and, at Tubman as a facilitator of the Domestic Abuse Support Group and at the Legal Clinic.She attends the annual MN Family Law Institute, the annual National AFCC Conference and local AFCC Conferences, numerous trainings, lectures and webinars. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the AFCC-MN Education Committee and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).