Kate Scharff, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW is a psychotherapist, mediator, parent coordinator, divorce consultant, author, and senior Collaborative Divorce practitioner and trainer with nearly 30 years of clinical experience. She has taught and published widely in the areas of psychotherapy, divorce, and, more recently, Collaborative Practice. Ms. Scharff has completed over 150 Collaborative cases in which she has served as coach or child specialist. Ms. Scharff has conducted trainings nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, divorce, high-conflict divorce, co-parenting, psychotherapy, and couple therapy. She is is the author of the books \\\\\\\"Therapy Demystified\\\\\\\" and (with Lisa Herrick, Ph.D) \\\\\\\"Navigating the Emotional Currents in Collaborative Divorce: A Guide for Enlightened Team Practice\\\\\\\" (ABA, 2014) and \\\\\\\"Mastering Crucial Moments in Separation and Divorce: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Excellence in Practice and Outcome\\\\\\\" (ABA, 2017). Kate blogs at DivorceonPlanetEarth.com, and has a podcast of the same name. She maintains a private practice of general psychotherapy and divorce services, in both Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD.