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Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Describing the book "Surviving the Break-Up" - Video 07/04/2010
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly talks about the central themes of her book, "Surviving the Break-Up". These include: impacts on children of different ages, impacts on the parents, reactions to the visiting relationship post-divorce, developmental impacts and behaviors over time.
Chip Rose Chip Rose: Mediation and Collaborative Law - Video 05/29/2010
Chip Rose
Chip Rose notes that the field of collaborative law is in its adolescence and there is tension between the collaborative law people who think they are creating something new when in reality mediators have been helping divorcing couples for decades. The history and experience in the mediation field is not always fully appreciated and valued.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Cultural Changes Influence Family Models - Video 04/10/2010
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons discusses how divorce does not mean automatic crises and disaster for a family and with cultural changes, family models are ever-changing. As long as the child has support, care, love, and stability in its relationships, they will be okay.
Hugh McIssac Hugh McIssac: Child Custody Mediation - Video 04/13/2009
Hugh McIssac
Hugh McIssac shares an example of a child custody mediation he had early on. He notes that the positive outcome that resulted would never have occurred if it had been a court's decision.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Conflict-Free Environment for Children During Divorce - Video 10/02/2009
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes how mediation can be a protective factor for children in the divorce process. If parents can engage in and deal with conflict without involving their children, the children will be better off.
Lisa Parkinson Parkinson, Lisa: Differences Between US and UK in Family Law - Video 02/13/2009
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson discusses how the legal systems treat family law and family mediation in different states in the US whereas the UK has one legal system and set of standards for both fields.
Chip Rose Rose, Chip: Personal Background Creates Comfort with Conflict - Video 06/15/2009
Chip Rose
Chip Rose's parents had a lot of conflict in their relationship so he was very comfortable as a divorce litigator. His family life prepared him to deal with conflict.
Diane Neumann Neumann, Diane: Marketing Directly to Consumers - Video 05/14/2009
Diane Neumann
Diane Neumann speaks about the importance of marketing your mediation practice to your targeted audience.
Lisa Parkinson Parkinson, Lisa: Standards for Competency in Family Mediation - Video 05/14/2009
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson describes her concern with how there is no mention of children or domestic abuse in the standards of competency for a family mediator - two elements that she believes are essential to understand if one is to practice family mediation.
Marilyn McKnight McKnight, Marilyn: Pushing the Envelope as Mediator - Video 08/29/2009
Marilyn McKnight
Marilyn McKnight shares how mediators need to be pro-active about certain issues, such as pushing legislation and proving that domestic violence cases can be mediated.
Barbara McAdoo McAdoo, Barbara: Seeing Litigation as Wrong Path in Many Cases - Video 06/18/2009
Barbara McAdoo
Barbara McAdoo speaks of her experience with litigation and feeling like the clients were not addressing the problem in the right way. She felt they could have communicated more openly and directly with each other.
Michael Lang Michael Lang: Pulled into Practice by Clients - Video 06/03/2009
Michael Lang
Michael Lang speaks of his start in divorce mediation when he was a lawyer.
Lisa Parkinson Lisa Parkinson: Hopes for Family Mediation in Beginning - Video 08/20/2009
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson shares what her hopes were as the mediation field was emerging - improving the way in which families went through divorce as well as changing the legal culture.
Hugh McIssac Hugh McIssac: Tiered Model for Divorcing Parents - Video 05/07/2009
Hugh McIssac
Hugh McIssac describes a tiered model used in the Oregon courts for divorcing parents. If one process doesn't work, parents must move through the system of tiers, or processes, until they can work together.
Simulation: Family Mediation ADR in Action - Video 04/22/2009
Hugh McIssac
This video produced by the Indiana Supreme Court gives an example of a marital and shared custody mediation. The mediator helps the parties to give their opening statement and to settle on issues to be negotiated.
Clarence Cramer Clarence Cramer: Courts and Domestic Violence - Video 04/12/2009
Clarence Cramer
Clarence Cramer discusses when a court should get involved in a case that involves domestic violence.
Nina Meierding Meierding, Nina: Influential Experts - Video 04/06/2009
Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding describes different expert mediators that have influenced her in different fields within mediation including custody disputes, domestic violence, and who has challenged her and made her rethink ideas.
Hugh McIssac McIssac, Hugh: Family Culture Requires Change in Response - Video 11/29/2009
Hugh McIssac
Hugh McIssac examines the family in a historical context and what changes have come about recently that require more diverse responses.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Different processes of mediation - Video 08/27/2009
Andrew Schepard
Andrew Schepard talks about custody disputes and the process of deciding what the best interests of the child are. He feels this decision should be determined by the parents, not the state or the judge.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Promise of the Field When Just Starting Out - Video 10/26/2009
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes what she she saw as the inter-disciplinary promise of the family mediation field when the field was first being established.
Michael Lang Michael Lang: Positive Accomplishments in Field - Video 07/09/2009
Michael Lang
Michael Lang shares what he is currently glad to see in the field: mediation being taught in school programs, community mediation, and the increasing visibility and accessibility.
Lisa Parkinson Lisa Parkinson: Family Mediation Field in UK - Video 05/28/2009
Lisa Parkinson
Lisa Parkinson describes how family mediation came about in the UK. Divorce rates were on the rise and research was revealing the harmful effects parental conflict had on children. The legal process promoted that conflictive environment, so mediation was thought to be an alternative.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Divorce Restructures Families - Video 05/14/2009
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons describes the result of a follow-up study she conducted on adult children from divorced parents. She found that the divorce made the family more complex and restructured, but did not destroy the notion of family for the children.
Frank Sander Sander, Frank: Career Move to Mediation Provided a Challenge - Video 07/23/2009
Frank Sander
Frank Sander talks about why he decided to change career paths in the 70s from tax and family law to mediation. He thought change was important and wanted to be challenged instead of continuing to teach after 15 years.