This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, editor and writer, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "The Mediators: Views from the Eye of the Storm" Series.
Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., is a clinical-child psychologist and family therapist in practice since 1971, and a child custody and family mediator and national and international trainer and consultant in child psychology and mediation since 1977. He is the author of Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach (1983/1998 Rev., Jossey-Bass/Wiley), and co-author of Splitting America: How Politicians, Super Pacs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce (2012, HCI Press). Don serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals of conflict resolution, is Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators publications and has published extensively in the professional literature on, children, divorce and mediation. He has been teaching on the Psychology Faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1977 and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution since 2009.