a recognized expert in Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
this Thursday, March 24, 2022...
Mediating with Parents who are in High Conflict: Mediation Fast and Slow - Dr. Desmond Ellis
This webinar is designed for family mediators who are interested in enhancing their skillsets when working with parents in high conflict situations. Examples of high conflict situations will be highlighted along with eight successful mediator interventions that can be implemented and two mediator prohibitions to be avoided. These skills are appropriately used in the presence of factors that differentiate high conflict parents from separating/divorcing parents experiencing normal, everyday low intensity conflicts.
The importance of understanding negative reciprocity, and how mediators facilitate the use of cognitive skills in problem-solving with parents in this state will be discussed along with how emotions and cognitions influence each other and the decision making. We will identify and define a number of salient differentiating factors. All of us can join in discussing the practicality, utility and effectiveness of using mediation skills that facilitate the achievement of settlements by high conflict parents themselves, in their presence.
2:00 - 4:00pm Eastern, Thursday, March 24, 2022 (2 hours)
"From Theory to Practice" – An Elder Mediation Training Webinar Series - Judy M. Beranger
In support of Family Mediation Canada’s and the Elder Mediation International Network’s vision toward excellence in Elder Mediation, and a quest to explore what elements are needed in Elder Mediation training to make this happen, this 20-hour series (eight sessions at 2.5 hours per session) will focus on the actual experience and topics that participants require as they work towards achieving the prestigious Elder Mediation Certification.
Schedule (please note new dates) Mondays April 4, 11 & May 2, & 9, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Eastern Time)
Wednesdays April 6, 13, 27 & May 4, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Eastern Time)
Upon completion of this series, participants should be able to:
Identify the elements of a meaningful Elder Mediation experience.
Manage an entire Elder Mediation case where abuse is present.
Practice curiosity, reframe, equanimity and the naming of doubt.
Have heightened confidence in high conflict situations.
Recognize the importance of timing and awareness of multiple ques.
Analysis of actual Elder Mediation cases including what works, what might work and what doesn’t work.
Identify personal skill sets, attributes, and strengths along with areas needing further development.
About the Trainer Judy M. Beranger, M.A. (Honors), CFM Advanced, Cert.EM Advanced is recognized as a world leader in the field of Elder Mediation. She is an inspiring and knowledgeable trainer and was the drafter of the Code of Ethics for Elder Mediators internationally. She has been involved with every subsequent update and helped write an additional supporting document: Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. Judy developed the entire Elder MediationCertification framework and process for Elder Mediators and did so over a two-year period with input from hundreds of people from a variety of countries along with FMC, other organizations, networks, and Societies. Judy is President of FMC and EMIN.
Fee 20 hours; 8 sessions @ 2.5 hours each FMC and EMIN Members $750CAD
Non-Members $850CAD (no tax)