Dr. Linda Ennis



 Parent Educator; Psychoanalytic Therapist; Lecturer;Author

Courses & Workshops:  

Now Open For Registration:


Instructor: Linda R. Ennis, Ph.D. (Education/Psychology: Early Childhood); AccFM; FDRP Med

NEXT SESSION: November 15th-17th, 2023     

FORMAT: Small Group Training (limited to 10 participants)

Cost: $800.00 

Course Hours:  21:  3 days

Location: Toronto

TO REGISTER: lrennis@rogers.com

Description of Course:

This OAFM-approved course will provide theory and practical application related to families going through the divorce process and mediation. It will examine how attachment models carry over from marriage into separation, and will familiarize students with the   parenting styles  used that may impact upon  children. It will also offer practical strategies how to manage conflict during mediation in “the best interests of the child”. The course combines lecture, individual and group exercises, as well as case studies, which will provide interactive activities in which the participants demonstrate their understanding of the applicable family relations literature in family mediation.The course will take into account a substantive knowledge base, core training and activities.



Date: Fall 2023

Cost: $400

This workshop will address some of the co-parenting challenges that separating and newly divorced families experience. It will explain the feelings that both children and parents experience as well as provide constructive strategies to manage some of the behaviours that we see.

To Register: lrennis@rogers.com


Next Date: Fall, 2023

Cost: $400.

This course will examine the definitions of "intensive mothering" , its underlying causes & components and the impact that it has on marriage, employment and children. It draws on Dr. Ennis' book entitled "Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood" (Demeter Press). It will also examine the new trend of "intensive grandmothering" as it relates to "intensive mothering".

To Register: lrennis@rogers.com


Linda Rose Ennis, Ph.D,is a psychoanalytic therapist in private practice, who specializes in divorce empowerment, a family mediator, an author, and lecturer, affiliated with York University. Her education includes the following; a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education; a Masters in Education; a Diploma in Child Study and a teaching degree from the University of Toronto.  She has written contributions in the Encyclopedia of Motherhood, discussing the “empty nest”, the “mommy track”, and has contributed a chapter entitled “Contract-Faculty Mothers: On The Track To Nowhere” in O’Brien Hallstein & O’Reilly’s book entitled “Academic Motherhood in a Post-Second Wave Context” (Demeter Press:2012). More recently, she has published her edited collection, “Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood” (Demeter Press: 2014) and “After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women and Mothers In Relationships” (Demeter Press: 2017). Dr. Ennis' latest edited collection, "Are the Kids Alright: The Impact of the Pandemic on Children" is in press (Demeter Press: 2023).