Mentors

Dr. Lana Stern

Lana M. Stern, Ph.D., PA

Lana M. Stern, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (University of Miami) has been in private practice in the Coral Gables, Florida area for the past 25 years.  She is a member of American Psychological Association, Florida and Dade County Psychological Associations and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals.  She has been a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Miami for the past 6 years and is presently serving as the Vice President.  She is the Chairperson of the Mental Health Committee and serves on the Executive and Marketing committees. She is the Miami-Dade delegate representing Mental Health for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida.

Dr. Stern has served as an educator, counselor, and trainer in the Dade County Public Schools.  She worked for Drake, Beam, Morin, an outplacement corporation, as a Career Consultant and corporate trainer. She has expertise in treating depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, child sexual abuse and works with couples/divorce counseling, individuals, adults and adolescents.   She taught the divorce education course for divorcing parents as part of a private group “Positive Transitions”.  She has co-authored the chapter on “Collaborative Law” in the Florida Bar CLE book Florida Dissolution of Marriage. She was an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University for 8 years, supervising Master’s level, Mental Health and School Counselors during their Practicum and Internship and is currently co-teaching “Collaborative Divorce” workshop at the University of Miami Law School. She received the FPA “Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest” award and DCPA “Certificate of Commendation” award in 1993 for her work in the area of Child Sexual Abuse.

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