Mindy Mitnick is a licensed psychologist practicing in Minneapolis. She received a masters of education from Harvard University and a master of arts from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in work with families in the divorce process and with victims of abuse and their families. Ms. Mitnick has trained professionals throughout the country and abroad in identification and treatment of child abuse, the use of expert witnesses in child abuse and divorce cases, effective interviewing techniques with children, interventions in high-conflict divorce and the impact of psychological trauma. She has been a speaker for the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse, National Association of Council for Children, the association of Family and Conciliation Courts and numerous statewide multidisciplinary training programs. Ms. Mitnick has written and taught extensively about the assessment of child sexual abuse allegations during custody disputes. She has served as an expert witness in both child abuse and divorce cases and has published several articles on these topics. She is a contributor to Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse, published by Sage and a co-author of “Sexual Abuse Allegations and Parental Separation: Smokescreen or Fire?” published in the Journal of Family Studies in 2007.