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Micki McWade

Micki McWade, LMSW, is the author of Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery, Daily Meditations for Surviving a Breakup, Separation or Divorce, and Healing You, Healing Me: A Divorce Group Leader’s Guide. She is a clinical social worker, an Individual and group psychotherapist and has a practice in New York with a particular focus on divorce issues. She develops, facilitates and supervises Twelve Step Divorce Recovery groups and teaches Parenting Through Divorce classes, which help parents recognize and avoid the pitfalls of divorce for children. Micki is an experienced divorce coach and works with matrimonial attorneys to help her clients divorce with dignity as part of the interdisciplinary team model of Collaborative Divorce. She has taught at the State University of New York on the subject of divorce and has been on the faculty of numerous national conferences.

    Micki is the mother of four adult children and has been through divorce herself. Aside from her personal experience, she led a Twelve Step Divorce Support group for almost ten years and has witnessed hundreds of people as they went through divorce.

Divorce Recovery Resources

Offices in Manhattan, Mt. Kisco and Fishkill, NY

914 557-2900

Micki McWade, LMSW

53 Moog Road153 Main Street

Garrison, NY 10524Mt; Kisco, NY 10549

mmcwade@mac.com914/557-2900 (cell)

EducationCollaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Training

Divorce Mediation Training (100 hours)

MSSW Columbia University School of Social Work, 2000

Bachelor of Science in Human and Community Services

SUNY Empire State College, 1998.

TeachingSUNY Empire State College, Adjunct Faculty, 2001 to 2005:

    • Human Relationships Across the Lifespan (4 credits)

    • Issues in Divorce (4 credits)

    • Evaluation of life experience for credit

Parenting Through Divorce Classes, 2002 to present. Referrals from Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess courts as well as from child specialists.

Books Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide

Publishedto Divorce Recovery, Daily Meditations for Surviving a Breakup,                           

                            Separation or Divorce, Healing You, Healing Me: A Divorce            

                            Support Group Leaders Guide, Moving Towards Mastery in

                            Collaborative Divorce.

Private2000 to present: Individual and group psychotherapy, teaching

Practice Parenting Though Divorce classes, parenting group for divorced      parents.

Collaborative2003 to present: In the role of Divorce Coach, worked on team on

Practiceapproximately 80 cases, helping men and women manage their divorce using the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce model.

ConferencesEuropean Collaborative Divorce Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2012

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Conference: San Diego, Minneapolis, Toronto, San Francisco. 2006–2011

National Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics. University of Notre Dame. 2003–2004

Families in Stress and Crisis Conference. Santa Fe, NM. 2003– 2005

Women in Recovery Conferences Faculty. sponsored by Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center. 2003

Basic Collaborative Divorce 2-DayTraining 2003–2012. Presented with and to attorneys, mental health and financial professionals

Twelve Step Divorce Recovery Group Leadership. 1993 to 2012up Leadership. 1993 to 2012

Licensing / Certifications / Associations

New York State Social Work certification, 2000–2015.

New York Association of Collaborative Professionals

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Team

Hudson Valley Regional Association

National Association of Social Workers

FounderTwelve Step Separation/Divorce Recovery Groups.

Developed program and lead group on weekly basis for nine years. Trained many others in group leadership. 1993 to present supervisory role.


License: LMSW

Education: Columbia University School of Social Work

SUNY Empire State College

Education: MSSW

Post-Masters: Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Training

Profession: Psychotherapist, Collaborative Divorce Coach,

Parent Educator


Email: mmcwade@mac.com

Phone: 914 557-2900

Locations: Mt. Kisco, NY

                    Fishkill, NY


Books Published

Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: a Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery


Daily Meditations for Surviving a Breakup, Separation or Divorce


Healing You, Healing Me: a Divorce Group Leaders Guide


Quote: Divorce is a gateway to a new reality.

Blog http://mmcwade.wordpress.com