Joan B. Kelly
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This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center filmed as part of Mediate.com's "The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm" Series.
Joan Kelly: Describing the book "Surviving the Break-Up" - Video
Joan Kelly talks about the central themes of her book, "Surviving the Break-Up". These include: impacts on children of different ages, impacts on the parents, reactions to the visiting relationship post-divorce, developmental impacts and behaviors over time.
Joan Kelly: Future of Mediation Unsure - Video
Joan Kelly discusses her thoughts on the future of mediation. She's generally unsure, but believes the public will seek out more non-adversarial processes to handle conflicts.
Joan Kelly: Families Closer Post-Divorce - Video
Joan Kelly describes a research finding which concluded that families who mediated during the divorce had father's who were significantly more involved in their children's lives twelve years post-mediation.
Joan Kelly: Collaborative Law vs. Mediation - Video
Joan Kelly describes a case she mediated and settled after the parents didn't get anywhere with collaborative law.
Joan Kelly: Divorce Research Inspires Start in Mediation - Video
Joan Kelly describes that her research on divorce and the effects it had on families made her want to become a mediator.
Joan Kelly: Promise of the Field When Just Starting Out - Video
Joan Kelly describes what she she saw as the inter-disciplinary promise of the family mediation field when the field was first being established.
Joan Kelly: Conflict-Free Environment for Children During Divorce - Video
Joan Kelly describes how mediation can be a protective factor for children in the divorce process. If parents can engage in and deal with conflict without involving their children, the children will be better off.
Joan Kelly: Use of Facilitative Model in Research - Video
Joan Kelly explains that while she used a facilitative model while doing her research, she now usually ends up using elements of all the mediation styles: transformative, facilitative, and evaluative.
Book Review: The Healthy Divorce: Keys to Ending Your Marriage While Preserving your Emotional Well-Being
This book is an updated version of Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce, originally published in 1992. At that time, I was troubled by the continuing portrayal by the American media and movies of American divorces as destructive, poisonous, hateful processes and behaviors reminiscent of War of the Rose, and widely recommended Lois Gold’s book to mental health and legal professionals and separating partners and spouses to educate them about a better way to separate and divorce. 1 Comment
Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking clinical psychologist and researcher who began studying the impact of divorce on children in 1968. Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating. 6 Comments