Professional Details

Cherri Brown
Associate Mediator

Neutral Place

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, GA
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Description of Practice

Cherri Brown believes in mediation's promise of hope that began during a contentious dispute between college administrative decisions and the folks those decisions would affect. Mediation provided a forum for airing differences and finding resolutions from participants and not policies. Upon graduation, she fulfilled her personal promise to the children of parents involved in bitter relationship disputes. She meets with families in need of mediation to help them navigate through the changes that life presents to all of us. She meets with very young students and their teachers to teach them the process of peer mediation.

Cherri creates a way for differences, disputes, and changes to reach mutual resolutions without the expense of litigation or the emotional scars produced by prolonged stress and bitterness. Her travels to over 80 nations provides an understanding of cultural differences and an acute awareness that all folks can make good decisions when given an opportunity. The process of listening, learning, and understanding our needs and wants and those of others is the process of mediation.

She coaches family education and relationship mediation in families.

Professional Background

www.neutralplace.com, Currently: Senior Doctoral Adjunct, Committee Chair, Adjunct Psychology professor, Writer, Editor, Mediator. Formerly: Baptist Health South Florida, Burrell's, Business owner (catering, event planning), TV and Radio personality.

Experience

From 2003 to date (2020), pro bono mediation, military families, veterans, and indigent referred by courts.

Degrees

BA, Mount Holyoke College, 2001; MBA,New York Institute of Technology, 2008; PhD Walden University, 2015. Justice Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Divorce Mediators in the facilitative and transformative dispute resolution models. Registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Georgia Supreme Court, ID 1988 and has actively practiced since 2003.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Justice Center of Atlanta    60
    Justice Center of Atlanta    60
    Atlanta Divorce Mediators    60

Approach

Facilitative approach that empowers participants and helps them to understand how to resolve their differences with mutual respect through non adversarial discussions. The process seeks a way to help the parties find solutions without providing suggestions, advice, or injecting opinion. Cherri helps the parties understand their needs and creates an environment for them to produce alternative resolutions. Agreements may not always occur, though participants leave a session with a greater understanding of how to engage in non adversarial conversation and often return to have agreements made in writing. Facilitative mediation allows folks to make decisions based on what they know about themselves versus an attorney and/or a judge.

Fees

We invite you to speak with us for a 30 minute,free phone consultation to assess the appropriateness of the mediation process for your needs. Hourly fee is $250 U.S. Mediation and coaching sessions within the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area require a deposit equal to 1 hour fee + 1 hour for Davinci Suite(s) or ADR location fee if any.

Outside the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area fees are paid at the time of reservation.

+ Location fees not included in hourly fee & vary per location and room size needed. Prices range from $25-$250 (U.S./International).

+Outside the Atlanta, GA Metropolitan area, transportation, Davinci, and hotel accommodations are not included in hourly fee, and are prepaid to Neutral Place at the time of session reservation.

Applicable local, state, or country fees and taxes are not included in hourly fee and are additional.

Hourly fee applies to the mediation process, participant's attorney information time (if required by participants or their attorneys), document preparation time if required or requested prior to mediation session, and drafting and writing of any agreements made, including attachment of same to any legal documents presented.

Most documents required, including client informational data and agreement to mediate, can be accomplished via electronic transmission (private email) and is billed separately at $20 U.S. per hour.

A series of sessions require a deposit equal to 50% of anticipated time in excess of 10 hours.

Internet mediation sessions range from $150-200 U.S. per hour.

Other Information

Cherri has published with s-Howard and Journal of Applied Gerontology, presented at the Association of Conflict Resolution annual conference in Atlanta, GA, APA Student Presentations, and has written extensively on bullying, grandparents grandparenting grandchildren, adult ADHD, and English literacy for adult immigrants.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.