Diverse Tools for Diverse Families: Interface of Technology and Mental Health

AFCC Annual Conference

Gitu Bhatia, PsyD, and Linda Bortell, PsyD, will present a workshop at the AFCC National 52nd Annual Conference, New Orleans.

Title: Diverse Tools for Diverse Families: Interface of Technology and Mental Health

This workshop will focus on culture with an eye towards helping diverse families including ethnic minorities, transnational families, self-representing litigants, and same gender families. The presen- ters will delineate how technology can help and hinder diverse families as they experience separation and divorce. Participants will learn about a range of educational tools and mobile technologies, and how to use technology effectively.

Date: May 27–30, 2015

Organization: AFCC National 52nd Annual Conference, New Orleans
Children in the Court System: Different Doors • Different Responses • Different Outcomes
Conference Brochure

Dr. Bhatia to present a workshop at the LACPA Convention Oct. 18, 2014

Dr. Gitu Bhatia and Dr. Linda Bortell will present a workshop entitled,

Tools and Strategies for Families Going Through Divorce
Course Level: Intermediate
Families experiencing divorce are going through a grieving process. Their needs may
vary according to what stage they are in and how culture interfaces with these grief
stages. In this workshop, participants will learn tools and strategies to help families with
the legal, emotional, sociocultural, and financial processes in divorce.

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM on October 18, 2014

at the

Los Angeles County Psychological Association
26th Annual Convention

Complete schedule and registration is available online at

Piercing the Veil of Culture


Dr. Gitu Bhatia spoke at this event SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013. Five panels of family law judges, mental health providers and attorneys presented a global view of marriage, relationship during marriage, divorce and its consequences, i.e. custody, support & division of property.


The University of West Los Angeles, School of Law
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301
TEL: 818-783-3444,

Event Details:

Cultural Complexities in Family Law Matters

Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D., will present
“Cultural Complexities in Family Law Matters” , on
February 12, 2011, 2:30- 4:30p.m.

This presentation will feature Dr. Bhatia, Abbas Hadjian, Esq. and Diana Martinez, Esq.  Together, they operate the blog, , which features the discussion of cultural issues in family law.

Event Info:
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter
The 2011 Annual Conference , Feb. 11-13, 2011
Inter-Continental Mark Hopkins Hotel (on Knob Hill), San Francisco, California

For more information, visit:

We look forward to seeing you there!