Steve Strickland

The Honourable Steven Strickland QC

Steve Strickland is a recently retired Family Court Judge having been on the bench for 22 years. He has returned to practice in the field of Family Law as a Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Consultant.
As a Judge Steve made innumerable decisions resolving a myriad of family disputes including attempting to provide a better future for the children. As a practitioner he has continued to look to assist children and their families to overcome the harm that family conflict causes.
Pacifica Congress provides a vehicle for him to advocate for and to improve the lives of children and their families.
Internet pornography
Legal issues
Shared care
Parenting arrangements.
Dr Watts is trained and experienced in using a range of techniques, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, and neurofeedback. He is an author of 7 self-help books (see Shop) including topics of “How to find love and not a psycho” and “Shared care or divided lives: What’s best for children when parents separate”. With 30 years’ experience, especially in areas related to legal skills, subpoenas, giving evidence, report writing, psychometrics, and assessment he is available for either one-off or ongoing supervision with psychologists.

Conference 2023

The Pacifica Congress Annual Conference - Family Matters is being held at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart from Aug 31-Sep 2 2023




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Dr Sarah Calvert looks at how current and up to date psychological science and its knowledge base can inform and support both the participants and decision making in the more complex cases that come to Family Courts. 

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