The following seminars are intended for any professional who provides mediation services – lawyers, mediators, coaches and others. All seminars can be tailored to your type of mediation, whether divorce, civil, employment or other. Contact us to discuss which seminar would be the most appropriate and beneficial for your audience.
Mediating High Conflict Disputes
New Ways for Mediation: A Proposal-Focused Approach
Mediation of Domestic Violence Cases
Mediating High Conflict Divorce Cases
New Ways for Families Method
- The following topics can be incorporated into any seminar:
- Ethical issues in high conflict cases
- Child abuse
- True and false reports of abuse
- High conflict personalities and domestic violence
- Managing self-represented litigants
- Role of GALs and parenting coordinators
New Ways for Families: Managing High Conflict Clients in Separation & Divorce
New Ways for Families teaches four basic relationship and conflict resolution skills before the major decisions are made. These skills are: flexible thinking, managed emotions, moderate behaviors, and checking yourself (checking yourself by using these skills when new issues arise). These skills are essential to all successful relationships and to resolving conflicts.
Mediators can complete 1-2 coaching sessions with their clients prior to mediation, assisting the in learning and practice the 4 skills and preparing them to participate effectively in the mediation process. This model is particularly beneficial for potentially high-conflict parents who would benefit from learning the skills prior to mediation, but do not require intensive counseling. Learning the skills prior to mediation would make for a more effective mediation process. The goal is to reduce court appearances and reduce family conflict. This method is specifically designed to address domestic violence, alienation and other issues as a “gateway” to further treatment.
Visit www.NewWays4Families.com for more information about the program and to learn how you can use New Ways with your clients. Read more about how you can use New Ways with your divorce mediation clients: Pre-Mediation Coaching: 4 Skills for Your Mediation Clients.
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With high-conflict people increasing in society, the 24-hour news cycle, and social media, we are continually barraged with the worst behaviors of other people. The strong temptation is to react, defend yourself and blame them back. Instead, consider the simple So, What’s Your Proposal? method for pulling them out of the past and away from blaming everyone else.
Blame is abundant these days! Every day people confront us at work, at the store, at home, in our communities and online. Nerves get on edge. More and more people get stuck blaming others for anything that goes wrong. With high-conflict people increasing in society, the 24-hour news cycle, and social media, we are continually barraged with the worst behaviors of other people. The strong temptation is to react, defend yourself and blame them back.
Instead, consider the simple So, What’s Your Proposal? method for pulling them out of the past and away from blaming everyone else. You will stay calm and confident, while earning the respect of those around you – even those who want to blame you!
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