Day 1: September 28th: What is the relationship between mediation and mental health?

  • 830-9am(pacific): Welcome and Introduction by Team, Clare Fowler lead
  • 9-930am (pacific): Keynote Speaker: Temple Grandin: How communication supports a variety of learning styles
  • 930-1030am (pacific): Roundtable: Bill Eddy ? Cheryl Jamison? What obligations do we have as mediators to support our clients’ mental health? (is an agreement enough?) How does communication help mental health?
  • 1030-11am (pacific): TED style 10-minute talks: History of Mediation and Mental Health
    • 1030-1040am (pacific): TED 1: AFCC or ACR executive director?: What have organizations done
    • 1040-1050am (pacific): TED 2: Judy Cohen?: History of Guide–why choices were made, and what has changed
    • 1050-11am (pacific): TED 3: Susan Guthrie?: Awareness of Mental Health at the Mediation Table
  • 11-1110am (pacific) BREAK
  • 1110am-12pm (pacific): Jeff Thompson? Brad Heckman?: How to connect with clients when they have been traumatized, triggered, or have unstable behaviors
  • 12-1pm (pacific): LUNCH BREAK
  • 1-130pm (pacific): TED-style 10-minute talks: How we can help
    • 1-110: TED: Joshua Berkowitz: When kids need help
    • 110-120: TED: Belinda Jokinen: When mediators need help
    • 120-130: TED: Dan Berstein: Making Mediation Mental Health Safe
  • 130-230 (pacific): Roundtable: Jennifer Kresge?: What processes help or harm our mental health? What does our brain need to be happy?
  • 230-3 (pacific): Breakout rooms: Summarizing and personalizing the day

Day 2: September 29th: Practical Application of Mediation and Mental Health

  • 830-9am(pacific): Welcome and Introduction by Team, Colin Rule lead
  • 9-930am (pacific): Welcome Speaker: Lew? ADA and Mediation
  • 930-10am (pacific): TED style 10-minute talks: How our brain responds to stress
  • 930-940am (pacific): TED 1: Winter Wheeler ?: Disrupting Toxic Positivity
  • 940-950am (pacific): TED 2 Mr. Kim Kristensen: Psychology of Conflict: Our brain’s response when it is depressed
  • 950-10am (pacific): TED 3: Junie Gangle: Trauma-Informed Care, Gentle but tough
  • 10-1010am (pacific): BREAK
  • 1010-11am (pacific): Roundtable: Working with neurodiverse clients part 1: Intake: Do we screen? What do we ask? How do we prepare? (Moderator: Susan Guthrie?. Panel: Bill Eddy?, David Hoffman?)
  • 11-1110am (pacific): BREAK
  • 1110am-12pm (pacific): Roundtable: Working with neurodiverse clients part 2: Process: Do we change our process for neurodiverse clients? How do we support accommodations? How do we work with clients who are easily triggered, anxious, aggressive, etc.? what rights do clients have if they have disclosed a diagnosis? (Moderator: Don Saposnek?. Panel: Tim Hedeen?)
  • 12-1pm (pacific): LUNCH BREAK (optional: eat and reflect in breakout rooms)
  • 1-2pm (pacific): Roundtable: What damages mental health? (Panel: Lesley Woods (child psychologist) & ________ (SHRM)
  • 2-3 (pacific): Sarah Peyton: Neuroplasticity: How Safe Communication Rewires the Brain
  • 3 (pacific): Breakout rooms: Summarizing and personalizing the day

Day 3: September 30th: Mental health in different settings

  • 830-9am(pacific): Welcome and Introduction by Team, Jim Melamed lead
  • 9-930am (pacific): Welcome Panel: Let’s Talk About Inclusion: How our words include/exclude: Reese Ramos? and his Inclusion Office
  • 930-10am (pacific): TED style 10-minute talks: Mental Health Applications in Different Settings
    • 930-940am (pacific): TED 1: Workplace: How our words can help
    • 940-950am (pacific): TED 2: Kids in school and universities: How our words can help (challenging without deflating)
    • 950-10am (pacific): TED 3: Divorcing Couples: Behaviors vs Labels: How our words can help. Nina Meierding?
  • 10-1010am (pacific): BREAK
  • 1010am-1115 am (pacific): Phil Moses?, Ken Cloke ?, SELPA speaker_______________? Special Ed: Kids with Special Needs: Mental and Behavioral Needs. Giving tools now to create informed adults.
  • 11:15 -12 When mediators need to refer out to other resources
  • 12-1pm (pacific): LUNCH BREAK
  • 1-130pm (pacific): TED-style 10-minute talks
    • 1-110 (pacific): Glenn Voss: Oakland Mediation Center panelists, someone working with ADA
    • 110pm (pacific): Ombuds–increase in conflicts but also increase in morale, (Dr. Andy __, IOA speaker?)
    • 120pm (pacific): Protecting ourselves mentally–working with veterans, speaker: _____?
  • 130-230 (pacific): Breakout rooms: Summarizing and discussing resources, next steps, trainings (such as “Mental Health First-Aid” program at
  • 230-3 (pacific): Wrap-up: How do we want to be treated and treat each other

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