Chris Barbrack was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. At Columbia University he was awarded a three year National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship for the three years he was on campus. He packed up his family and left Columbia en route to Vanderbilt University to satisfy the internship his degree required.
In addition to being a Ph.D. level psychologist, Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He practiced psychology at the Carrier Foundation and taught graduate level psychology students at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University where he was a tenured Associate Professor. For the past 20 plus years Chris has practiced law. Chris is licensed to practice psychology (he doesn't) in New Jersey and is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars.
Chris's attraction to Collaborative Divorce Law grew out of his unwillingness to accept that divorce had to be painful, expensive and harmful to children. He believes that Collaborative Divorce Law can remedy many of the problems found in traditional approach to divorce law. Chris is very interested in exploring and writing about approaches to divorce that are less costly to the client. He says, "With a few exceptions in the law itself, the ways people go about dissolving their marriages has not changed in centuries...There has to be a better way...and there is, right now!"
Chris has published more than one hundred papers, book chapters and presentations. In February 2013 Chris published an article in the New Jersey Family Lawyer entitled "Using Cross Examination to Challenge Child Custody Experts: A Step Along the Way of Creating More Productive Use of Psychologists in Resolving Child Custody Disputes". A copy of this article is available on this website.
Chris has served on the regulations subcommittee of the Board of Psychological Examiners, was on the Board of Trustees of the Latin American Education and Legal Defense Fund, served on the research sub-committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, served as an editor of many professional journals. In 2009 Chris testified before the New Jersey Supreme Court regarding the Parent Coordinator role in the family court.
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Christopher R. Barbrack, Esq. Emphasizes Collaborative Divorce Law
Town Topics, Wednesday, March 6, 2013