Debra K. Carter, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist, a Certified Family Mediator and a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. She is also the Co-Founder and Training Director of the National Cooperative Parenting Center (NCPC) which offers services to the mental health and legal communities in North America and around the globe.
Dr. Carter is a leading researcher on the efficacy of Parenting Coordination and the author of Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals, CoParenting After Divorce: A GPS for Healthy Kids, and a Parenting Coordination training video, Strategic Interventions, Structure, and Skills in addition to numerous chapters and articles on family law matters. Dr. Carter is affiliated with the University of South Florida (SP) – Family Study Center and current Chair of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Parenting Coordination Guidelines Revision Task Force. She is Past President of the Florida Chapter of AFCC and has received numerous state and national awards for her valuable contribution to the field of psychology, family law, and parenting coordination.