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Carol Hughes, PhDCarol Hughes, Ph.D., is a California licensed psychotherapist and board-certified hypnotherapist, who has been in private practice in Laguna Hills, CA, since 1983.  As one of the founding members of Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC), since 2003 she has provided services as a Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and Team/Case Manager, and has served on the Board of Directors of CDSOC, including being the Chair of CDSOC’s Training and Education Committee, which provides monthly training for the practice group.

Carol has extensive training in mediation and in the interdisciplinary team model of collaborative practice. She frequently trains and mentors collaborative practitioners, has appeared on the Time Warner Public television series “How to Get a Divorce” and has been a presenter at California’s annual statewide conference for collaborative professionals.

Carol is also a co-founder of the Collaborative Divorce Education Institute, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to educate the public about Collaborative Divorce, as well as to provide quality training for collaborative divorce professionals in the Southern California area.  In April 2011 Collaborative Practice California (CP CAL), California’s statewide collaborative practice organization, awarded Carol the Eureka Award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions and demonstrated an abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California.

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