Often lurking under the surface of what appears to be strictly legal or financial questions are issues that can be considerably more important than money to the people involved: questions of identity, of saving face, of fighting for one’s honor or one’s dignity, of finding one’s voice and one’s empowerment, of saying no to abuse, or neglect, or dishonesty, of holding onto one’s own sense of self, … [Read more...] about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Mediation
Many people considering mediation worry that they will not be safe because of their fear around their partner’s anger, or the way they express that anger. They worry that they will be attacked, blamed, hammered, humiliated, and belittled, as well as not seen and not heard. Many fear that they will not be able to protect themselves, to stand up for themselves, to find their voice in the … [Read more...] about Anger and Venting in Integrative Mediation
MARCH 18, 2016 (BASIC) MARCH 19, 2016 (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED) Download the Flyer … [Read more...] about 2016 Basic & Intermediate/Advanced Mediation Trainings
Stephen Sulmeyer, J.D., Ph.D. and Kathleen Adams, LCSW will be giving three presentations on Integrative Mediation in October: Association for Conflict Resolution October 7 @ 1:30 pm Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S Virginia Street Reno, NV 89502 National Association of Social Workers October 9 @ 10:30 am South San Francisco, CA Association of Professional Family Mediators October … [Read more...] about October 2015 Integrative Mediation Presentations
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Using Heartfelt Communication and Conflict Resolution Systems Design to Resolve Chronic, Intractable Relational Conflicts with Kenneth Cloke, JD, PhD For Collaborative Attorneys, Financial & Mental Health Professionals, and Mediators WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2015; 9 am – 4:30 pm WHERE: Inn Marin, 250 Entrada Drive, Novato, CA 94949 FEES: For CCRE/CPM/IMBA Members: $175 by 10/2/15: $200 … [Read more...] about Dangerous Dispute Resolution
Your feelings around your spouse’s infidelity are natural, understandable and important. Feelings of hurt, anger, betrayal, shock, rage, and grief are to be expected when one’s partner has been unfaithful. Your feelings around the affair, whatever they may be, are in the room while we are negotiating, and we have to acknowledge and deal with them if the negotiations are to go smoothly. Your … [Read more...] about My Wife Had an Affair—Do I Have to Pay Her Alimony When We Divorce?