The True Beginning of Mediation (humor video)


by James Melamed, Chip Rose, Donald T. Saposnek

February 2013

The True Beginning of Mediation is an 8 minute tongue-in-cheek documentary tracing mediation's roots to Woodstock. Join Sunshine, A.J. and Jerry the Macrame Mediator for good laughs, and be sure to to check out all of our continuing education offerings at Mediate.com University!

 The True Beginning of Mediation 



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Biography




James Melamed

Jim Melamed co-founded Mediate.com in 1996 and has served as CEO of Mediate.com ever since.  Mediate.com received the American Bar Association's 2010 Institutional Problem Solver Award.

Before Mediate.com, Jim founded The Mediation Center in Eugene, Oregon in 1983 and served as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) from 1987 to 1993. Jim was also the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association (1985-86). 

Jim has received the following awards:

  • The Oregon Mediation Association's 2003 Award for Excellence;
  • The Oregon State Bar's 2006 Sidney Lezak Award of Excellence;
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and
  • The 2012 Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) "Getting To Yes" Award.

Jim's undergraduate degree is in in psychology from Stanford University and his law degree is from the University of Oregon.


Chip Rose is Director of The Mediation Center in Santa Cruz, CA and a certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Chip maintains private practices in mediation and Collaborative Family Law in Santa Cruz, California.

Chip is recognized internationally as an innovator and expert in the field of mediation and collaborative dispute resolution.  He is currently on the Board of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), and a former Board Member of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM), which subsequently merged with other dispute resolution organizations to become the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).   As an adjunct faculty member at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, he teaches workshops in basic and advanced mediation, as well as Collaborative Law. Chip is the author of Collaborative Family Law Practice and is a regular columnist in both The Collaborative Review, the Quarterly publication of IACP, and Mediation News, the quarterly publication of the Family Section of ACR. Since 1994, Chip has also been providing training throughout the United States and Canada in the rapidly emerging movement of Collaborative Law.

 

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., is a clinical-child psychologist and family therapist in practice since 1971, a child custody mediator, trainer and consultant since 1977, and is a founding board member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and Editor of The Professional Family Mediator.  He has published extensively in the professional literature on child custody and child psychology and is on the editorial boards of the Family Court Review and the Conflict Resolution Quarterly journals. He is the author of Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach, and co-author of Splitting America: How Politicians, Super Pacs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce. He has been teaching on the psychology faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1977, and is Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. His website is: www.mediate.com/dsaposnek.

 

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