Sheila Cohen Furr Ph.D., A.B.N.

Biography

Sheila_Cohen_FurrSheila Cohen Furr, Ph.D., A.B.N., has been in clinical practice since 1978 working with children and families. She is a Licensed Psychologist in Florida and California and is Board-Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Furr has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a Master of Education in School Psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island where she trained at the Brown University Medical School affiliated hospitals. Dr. Furr conducts psychological testing, psychoeducational testing, neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy with children, adults, couples and families. She has extensive experience in evaluating and counseling families in distress before, during and after the divorce process. She regularly is asked to offer expert testimony, provide consultation to attorneys and function as a court appointed evaluator in family law related cases. Dr. Furr has been a member of the Medical Staff of the Boca Raton Community Hospital for over 20 where she has served as Chair of the Psychosocial Support Committee and as a member of the Women’s Center and Head Injury committees. She is listed in The National Register of Health Care Providers in psychology.

Dr. Furr is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Family Mediator and is qualified as a Parenting Coordinator under statutory guidelines. She is trained as a neutral mental health professional in collaborative law and as a Guardian Ad Litem by the Florida Bar Family Law section. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, The Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, The National Association of Neuropsychologists and the Florida Psychological Association. She is an affiliate member of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and an associate member of the Florida Bar Association Family Law Section where she is Chair of the Litigation Support Committee and a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Guardian Ad Litem and the Adoption, Paternity, Dependency and Children’s Issues Committee. She has been an invited co-editor of several issues of the Family Law Section publication “the Commentator” and has served on the Publications committee. She has testified and lectured extensively in family law and personal injury litigation. Dr. Furr is on the Board of Jewish Family Services where she serves on the Clinical Services Committee.