JOAN B. KELLY, Ph.D.
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Divorce, Custody, and Mediation Publications:

¬¬¬ Kelly, J. B. (2014). Origins and development of Parenting Coordination. In S. A. Higuchi & S. J. Lally (Eds), Parenting Coordination in Post-Separation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (pp 13-34). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. *

Kelly, J. B. (2014). Including children in the Parenting Coordination Process: A Specialized Role. In S. A. Higuchi & S. J. Lally (Eds), Parenting Coordination in Post-Separation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (pp 143-170). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. *

Kelly, J. B. & Higuchi, S. A. (2014). The future of parenting coordination. In S. A. Higuchi & S. J. Lally (Eds.), Parenting Coordination in Post-Separation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (pp 265-276). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. *

Kelly, J. B. (2014). Paternal Involvement and Child and Adolescent Adjustment after Separation and Divorce: Current Research and Implications for Policy and Practice. International Family Law Policy and Practice, 2. *

McIntosh, J. E., Pruett, M. K., & Kelly, J. B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children, Part II: Putting Theory into Practice. Family Court Review, 52, 257-263. *

Pruett, M. K., McIntosh, J. E., & Kelly, J. B. (2014). Parental separation and overnight care of young children: Consensus through theoretical and empirical integration: Part I. Family Court Review, 52, 241-256. *

Kelly, J. B. (2013). Parent conflict after separation: Taking a closer look. Published in FLAFCC Newsletter: Enews, Vol 1, 2013, and by Mediate.com *

Kelly, J. B. (2013). Getting it right for families in Australia: Commentary on the Special Issue on Family Relationship Centres (Parkinson, 2013). Family Court Review, 51(2), 278-285.*

Kelly, J. B. (2012). Risk and protective factors associated with child and adolescent adjustment following separation and divorce: Social science applications. In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court (Chpt 3, pp. 49-84). NY: Oxford University Press.

Kelly, J. B. (2010). Commentary on “Family Bridges: Using Insights from Social Science to Reconnect Parents and Alienated Children.” (Warshak, 2010). Family Court Review, 48(1), 81-90. *

Kelly, J. B. & Kisthardt, M. K. (2009). Helping parents tell their children about separation and divorce: Social science frameworks and the lawyers’ counseling responsibility. Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 22, 1401-1420.*

Lamb, M. E. & Kelly, J. B. (2009). Improving the quality of parent-child contact in separating families with infants and young children: Empirical research foundations. In R. M. Galazter-Levy, J. Kraus, & J. Galatzer-Levy (Eds), The scientific basis of child custody decisions. Chapter 7 (pp. 187-214). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.*

*Available without charge as pdf or Word file

Kelly, J. B. (2008). Preparing for the Parenting Coordinator role: Training needs for mental health and legal professionals. Journal of Child Custody, 5, 140-159.*

Kelly, J. B. & Johnson, M. P. (2008). Differentiation among types of intimate partner violence: Research update and implications for interventions. Family Court Review, 46), 476-499. *

Kelly, J. B. (2007). Children’s living arrangements following separation and divorce: Insights from empirical and clinical research. Family Process, 46 , 35-52.*

Kelly, J. B. (2007). Review of A. Clarke-Stewart & C. Brentano, Divorce: Causes and consequences. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. In Family Court Review, 45, 339- 342.*

Kelly, J. B. (2005). Developing beneficial parenting plan models for children following separation and divorce. Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 19, 237-254. *

Kelly, J. B. & Johnston, J. R. (2005). Commentary on Tippins and Wittmann’s “Empirical and ethical problems with custody recommendations: A call for clinical humility and judicial vigilance. Family Court Review, 43, 233-241. *

Kelly, J. B. (2004). Family mediation research: Is there empirical support for the field? Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 22 (1-2), 3 – 35. *

Johnston, J. R. & Kelly, J. B. (2004). Rejoinder to Gardner’s “Commentary on Kelly and Johnston’s The alienated child: A reformulation of parental alienation syndrome.” Family Court Review, 42 (4), 622-628. *

Johnston, J. R. & Kelly, J. B. (2004). Commentary on Walker, Brantley & Rigsbee’s “A critical analysis of parental alienation and its admissibility in the family court. Journal of Child Custody, 1(4), 77-89. *

Kelly, J.B. & Emery, R.E. (2003). Children’s adjustment following divorce: Risk and resilience perspectives. Family Relations, 52, (4), 352-362. *

Kelly, J.B. & Lamb, M.E. (2003). Developmental issues in relocation cases involving young children: When, whether, & how? Journal of Family Psychology, 17 (2), 193-205. *

Kelly, J. B. (2003). Parents with enduring child disputes: Multiple pathways to enduring disputes. Journal of Family Studies, 9 (1), 37-50 (Australia). *

Kelly, J. B. (2003). Parents with enduring child disputes: Focused interventions with parents in enduring disputes. Journal of Family Studies, 9 (1), 51-62 (Australia). *

Kelly, J.B. (2002). Psychological and legal interventions for parents and children in custody and access disputes: Current research and practice. Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, 10, (1), 129-163. *

Lamb, M.E. & Kelly, J.B. (2001). Using the empirical literature to guide the development of parenting plans for young children: A rejoinder to Solomon and Biringen. Family Courts Review, 39(4), 365-371. *

Kelly, J.B. & Johnston, J.R. (2001). The Alienated Child: A Reformulation of Parental Alienation Syndrome. Family Courts Review, 39 (3), 249-266. *

Sullivan, M. & Kelly, J.B. (2001). Legal and psychological management of cases with an alienated child. Family Courts Review, 39 (3), 299-315.*

¬¬Kelly, J.B. (2000). Children's adjustment in conflicted marriage and divorce: A decade review of research. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, (8), 963-973.*

Kelly, J. & Lamb, M. E. (2000). Using child development research to make appropriate custody and access decisions. Family & Conciliation Courts Review, 38, (3), 297-311. *

Kelly, J. B. (1997). The Best Interests of the Child: A Concept in Search of Meaning. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 35, (4), 377-387. *

Kelly, J. B. (1996). A Decade of Family Mediation Research: Some Answers and Questions. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 34, 373-385.*

Kelly, J. B. (1994). The determination of child custody. In The Future of Children: Children and Divorce, 4(1), 121-142.

See www.futureofchildren.org.*

Pdf format not available on remaining articles:

Kelly, J. (1995). Power imbalance in interpersonal mediation: Assessment and intervention. Mediation Quarterly, 13, 85-98.

Kelly, J. (1982). Divorce: The adult experience. In B. Wolman and G. Stricker (Eds.), Handbook of developmental psychology. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Kelly, J. (1983). Mediation and psychotherapy: Distinguishing the differences. Mediation Quarterly, 1, 33-44.

Foster, N. & Kelly, J. (1996). Divorce Mediation: Who Should Be Certified? University of San Francisco LawReview, 30, (3), 665-675.

Kelly, J. (with J. Wallerstein) (1980). Surviving the Breakup: How Parents and Children Cope with Divorce. Order from Harper Collins, New York, ISBN: 0-465-08345-5

Divorce Mediation Research Project Publications:

Kelly, J. (1993). Developing and implementing post-divorce parenting plans: Does the forum make a difference? In J. Bray and C. Depner (Eds)., Non-Residential Parenting: New Vistas in Family Living, Chapter 7 (pp. 136-155). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Kelly, J., & Duryee, M. (1992). Women & Men’s views of mediation in voluntary and mandatory mediation settings. Family and Conciliation Courts Review, 30, (1), 34-49.

Gigy, L., & Kelly, J. (1992). Reasons for divorce: Perspectives of divorcing men and women. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 18, 169-187.

Kelly, J. (1991). Parent interaction after divorce: Comparison of mediated and adversarial divorce processes. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 9, (4), 387-398.

Kelly, J. (1990). Is mediation less expensive? Comparison of mediated and adversarial divorce costs. Mediation Quarterly, 8, 15-26.

Kelly, J. B. (1990). Mediated and adversarial divorce resolution processes: An analysis of post-divorce outcomes. Executive Summary, Fund for Research in Dispute Resolution. ($10.00)

Kelly, J. B. (1989). Mediated and adversarial divorce: Respondents’ perceptions of their processes and outcomes. Mediation Quarterly, 24, 71-88.*

Kelly, J. B., & Gigy, L. (1989). Divorce mediation: Characteristics of clients and outcomes. In K. Kressel and D. Pruitt (Eds)., Mediation Research: The Process and Effectiveness of Third-Party Intervention. (pp. 263-283). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Kelly, J. B. & Gigy, L. (1988). Client Assessment of Mediation Services (CAMS): A scale measuring client perceptions and satisfaction. Mediation Quarterly, 19, 43-52.*

Kelly, J.B. , Gigy, L., & Hausman, S. (1988). Mediated and adversarial divorce: Initial findings from a longitudinal study. In J. Folberg and A. Milne (Eds)., Divorce Mediation: Theory and practice. (pp. 453-473). NY: Guilford Press.

Additional Resource Materials:

Divorce and Custody research bibliography. A 32-page selected bibliography of current research on custody, visiting, coparenting, marital conflict, domestic violence, and child adjustment.*


Options for Parenting Plans (School Age) – Dr. Joan Kelly (powerpoint format)*

What Should we Tell the Children?... A Parents’ Guide for Talking about Separation and Divorce (2009). Text written by Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago,IL. Order at www.AAML.org. (25 pages)

Dr. Joan Kelly’s Top Ten Ways to Protect your Kids from the Fallout of a High Conflict Breakup *Prepared for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp website to accompany the documentary: How to Divorce and Not Wreck the Kids. Bountiful Films, Vancouver, BC.*

*Indicates articles and materials available in pdf format.


January 2015

Joan can be contacted at: P.O. Box 7063, Corte Madera, CA 94976-7063
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