Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Featured Member

Debra Dupree

Today’s world is far more complex on many different levels than ever before! It demands a different lens for how we look at conflict and an agile perspective in reaching resolution.

With nearly 30 years in dispute resolution and a career in working with people in conflict, I work with people in conflict to leverage the mindset to have conversations, not confrontations.

What you gain when working with me:

  • a new framework (mindset) for looking at conflict
  • proven strategies for working through ‘people’ differences
  • interventions to uncover the veil of unconscious bias & impact on relationships, working through gender, generational, and cultural differences
  • improved health, wellness, and organizational happiness

Now, isn’t that worth taking some action towards agile living?

Contact me now for a complimentary consultation to discover the type of service that best meets your needs:

  • 1:1 Conflict Coaching
  • Leadership Bootcamp for professional development and career growth
  • Mediation and facilitated dialogue services for conflicts in progress
  • Team-building strategies

Conflict resolution learning opportunities

Drawing upon a combination of life, education and career choices with 30 years of experience as a mediator, educator, and psychologist, I offer to those interested the lessons learned and proven strategies developed on how to make a difference in the quality of their life by improving communication while reducing onflict. Today’s work world and style of leadership require new courage, curiosity and insight, compassion, concern and commitment in ways never quite experienced.

What I offer are customized services to map out new frameworks for leading people in conflict for stronger performance in all walks of life!

Now, more than ever, showing up with influence requires conviction, collaboration, and a commitment to change.

ADR Experience

My negotiation experience started in the early 1980s while working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with employees injured at work, their supervisors and employers, their lawyers, and the Workers Compensation companies. As laws changed and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, I quickly learned I needed greater skills to manage meetings with multiple parties.

This led to my first introduction and certification as a Mediator in 1993 and I fell in love with the techniques, strategies, and mindset available to help people move through conflicts, disputes, and differences.

Over the years I’ve acquired more than 350 hours of mediation and negotiation training, advanced into the role of Mediation Trainer for Mediation Training Institute (MTI), achieved the designation of Advanced Workplace Practitioner through the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and now serve on the Employment Mediation Panel for the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

As an educator, I serve on the AAA faculty in advanced mediation techniques, delivering on the practice of mediation and the psychology/neuroscience behind people in conflict.


While trained in Evaluative, Transformative and Facilitative models of mediation, my preferred approach is the Facilitative style of mediation.

I enjoy fostering the dialogue of parties in conflict to help them explore underlying needs, interests, and values that oftentimes help them find what they have in common rather than focusing on where they differ in the dispute.


  • Doctorate in Psychology
  • Master’s in Education & Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology

Areas Of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Labor - Management
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Counselor
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Psychotherapist
  • Strategic Planning

Fees and Provisos

Pricing information is available upon request.

I find that pricing may vary depending on the complexity of the issues, the number of parties involved, and the anticipated efforts necessary to reach resolution.

A baseline fee structure applies and we build from there.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • SCMA - S. California Mediation Assoc.
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • ACR AWP - ACR Adv. Workplace Practioner
  • ACR Advanced Workplace Practitioner
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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