Dr. Buscho's book, tentatively titled "A Parent's Guide to BirdsNesting" will be published in 2020 by Simon & Shuster. She also writes regularly for online magazines such as Psychology Today, a blog called "A Better Divorce."
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Buscho has a private practice in San Rafael, California where she specializes in family issues, and issues related to divorce, parenting, parenting planning, and co-parenting counseling. She is passionate about helping families divorce respectfully so that the entire family can heal and thrive. Dr. Buscho’s experience and training in working with families where divorce is current or past has taught her to focus on helping parents develop parenting plans which support the health and well-being of all family members. She has a depth and breadth of professional and personal experience in nesting, co-parenting, step-parenting, and single-parenting issues. During the 2008 recession Dr. Buscho and a colleague developed a nesting protocol for parents who could not afford to separate or divorce. They presented this protocol at statewide conferences for attorneys, mental health professionals, and divorce financial professionals.
In 2013 Ann was honored with the Collaborative Practice California Eureka Award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to Collaborative Practice in California. Collaborative Practice is one process model of conflict resolution without going to court. She served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Collaborative Practice California, and on several state committees, including co-chairing the Practice Excellence committee.
Dr. Buscho has presented widely on Collaborative Practice, forgiveness practices, and consensual dispute resolution topics to statewide, international and local mental health and service organizations and conferences, including the annual California Psychological Association and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Conferences, at the annual state conference of CP Cal, and the annual conference of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Ann is also a co-founder of a residential treatment program for traumatized emergency responders and their families where she volunteers regularly. She graduated from Stanford University and the California Graduate School of Psychology. She has raised six children and understands the stresses the families often face.