Category: Psychological

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce author.

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce

When an employer offers a 401(k) plan, along with that goes the long list of responsibilities and liability risks.  This...

By Mary Salisbury
Game Playing in Negotiation: Evolutionary Purpose and Necessity—Machiavelli’s Place At the Table author.

Game Playing in Negotiation: Evolutionary Purpose and Necessity—Machiavelli’s Place At the Table

Abstract. While often dismissed as irrational, disingenuous, unethical or “Machiavellian,” game playing strategies and devices are a natural and necessary...

By Robert Benjamin
Negotiation Tactics: How They Work and How to Protect Yourself and Your Client from Them author.

Negotiation Tactics: How They Work and How to Protect Yourself and Your Client from Them

I am a strong proponent of principled negotiation—i.e., negotiation in which both sides attempt to understand the interests and needs...

By Antoinette Raheem
The Limits of Mediation author.

The Limits of Mediation

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”   Arthur Schopenhauer  “To...

By Kenneth Cloke
Mental Health First Aid Training May Make Our Community Happier and Healthier! author.

Mental Health First Aid Training May Make Our Community Happier and Healthier!

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) wants to make mental health education as common as CPR training!...

By Bruce Blitman, Cindy Wides
Eating Our Words author.

Eating Our Words

Conflict Management Coaching Blog by Cinnie NobleAdlai Stevenson once said, “Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact...

By Cinnie Noble
How Do You Define “Ethics?” author.

How Do You Define “Ethics?”

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn a recent post, I discussed a book I just finished reading, The Power of...

By Phyllis Pollack
Why I Don’t Caucus author.

Why I Don’t Caucus

One of the things to think about when you are looking for a divorce mediator is whether they will meet...

By Joy Rosenthal
Vulnerability for the WIN! author.

Vulnerability for the WIN!

By Lydia Ray's Guided Mediation,  www.guidedmediationllc.com/blog Do you have moments where you know if you changed your tune or listened...

By Lydia Ray
Beyond Mediation: Conflict Coaching author.

Beyond Mediation: Conflict Coaching

Beyond Mediation: Conflict Coaching What is conflict coaching? Conflict coaching, also known as conflict management coaching, is a one on one...

By Cinnie Noble, Patricia Porter
Vividness Bias: Real or Illusory? author.

Vividness Bias: Real or Illusory?

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. Pollack On June 29, 2021, Harvard’s PONS posted a blog written by staff entitled,...

By Phyllis Pollack
Fight, Flight, or Freeze … Conflict Responses are Very Personal author.

Fight, Flight, or Freeze … Conflict Responses are Very Personal

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth. How do you respond to conflict?  It is very personal, and is based...

By Kathleen Kauth
The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children author.

The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological...

By Natalie Maximets
Sulha, Community Mediation ? author.

Sulha, Community Mediation ?

Sulha, Community Mediation “Once a wound has healed, it cannot bleed again.”  By Elahe Amani, NAFCM Associate Member and member...

By Elahe Amani
Implicit Bias in Judging! author.

Implicit Bias in Judging!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackRecently, I attended a Zoom presentation sponsored by the American Jewish Committee San Francisco...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Amanda Ripley, High Conflict, with Peter Adler author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Amanda Ripley, High Conflict, with Peter Adler

Recording of the first episode of Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club - NYT best selling author Amanda Ripley talking about...

By Amanda Ripley, Peter Adler
Definition of Transparent author.

Definition of Transparent

1a(1): having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly. (2): allowing the passage of a...

By Kathleen Kauth
3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting author.

3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting

Detailed custody resource here: https://www.custodyxchange.com/topics/custody/advice/co-parenting.php Co-parenting is arguably the most important part of separating to get right. It can also...

By Ben Coltrin
Retaining Your Assets in Divorce author.

Retaining Your Assets in Divorce

Divorce Done Differently by Denise French After years of working with those going through divorce, we have found individuals with...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Stress, Depression, and Heart Attacks: What Poor Management Does to Employee Health author.

Stress, Depression, and Heart Attacks: What Poor Management Does to Employee Health

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.We know a toxic culture in the workplace is bad for morale,...

By Katherine Graham
Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation author.

Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation

Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may...

By Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray
Mediation as a Therapeutic Intervention in the Streets of Toronto author.

Mediation as a Therapeutic Intervention in the Streets of Toronto

By in large, therapy has been the restricted domain of counsellors and psychotherapists. My limited understanding of therapy is that...

By Areta Marshall
Reconciling Allegedly Alternative Mediation Models by Using DIY Models author.

Reconciling Allegedly Alternative Mediation Models by Using DIY Models

Originally published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog I was puzzled to get an email from a mediator thanking me for...

By John Lande
Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce author.

Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce

How to get parents on the same page - Even in the middle of divorce Divorce can be tough on...

By Brandyn Roark Caires, Jen Schimbeno
Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice author.

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

“The function, the very serious function of racism, . . . is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you...

By Kenneth Cloke
Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation author.

Proposal for Standard Explanation in Mediation

IndisputablySince writing my recent short article, Courts Should Make Mediations Good Samaritans Not Frankensteins, I have been thinking about how to...

By John Lande
Mediation and the Four Agreements author.

Mediation and the Four Agreements

Mediation and the Four Agreements by Rafeena Bacchus The Four Agreements is based on ancient Toltec wisdom which is said...

By Rafeena Bacchus
Being Offended is a Choice author.

Being Offended is a Choice

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.Taking offense at even minor things is a phenomenon that has been growing steadily...

By Kathleen Kauth
Introducing the Great Reads Book Club author.

Introducing the Great Reads Book Club

I’m very pleased to share the news that we’re kicking off a new book club at Mediate.com called “Great Reads.”...

By Colin Rule
Lesley Cook Interview – Neurodiversity in Mediation author.

Lesley Cook Interview – Neurodiversity in Mediation

Dr. Lesley Cook Interview Recorded by Clare Fowler on October 30, 2019 Dr. Lesley Cook has helped children and families...

By Lesley Cook

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