Eileen Barker has been a divorce and family mediator for over 25 years, helping to streamline the process of separation and divorce. Eileen guides clients through the issues, such as support, property division, custody and co-parenting, to achieve agreements that meet both parties’ needs in a fair and balanced way.
Eileen has taught mediation, conflict resolution, and related courses at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law, and John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She has published numerous articles and been a repeat presenter for the Association for Conflict Resolution and American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, and has presented to such organizations as Stanford University Law School and the California Judges Association (among others).
In addition to offering traditional mediation services, Eileen is a pioneer in guiding couples to seize the opportunity divorce offers for healing and growth. Eileen is the creator of an innovative process called “Conflict Transformation” (CT) that incorporates forgiveness. In cases of difficult emotional issues, CT enables clients to be more productive and successful in mediation. CT offers all clients the chance to gain closure and inner peace, freeing them of unnecessary resentment and regret, as they prepare to move forward in their lives.