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Stephen Erickson Stephen Erickson: Lack of Acceptance of Mediation - Video 02/14/2010
Stephen Erickson
Stephen Erickson expresses his concerns about other professionals feeling "threatened" by mediation in addition to the labeling that occurs for different styles of mediation.
Stephen Erickson Stephen Erickson: Teaching Parties to Negotiate - Video 04/14/2010
Stephen Erickson
Stephen Erickson shares his satisfaction with teaching mediation and peacemaking skills, especially in domestic or child custody disputes.
Clarence Cramer Clarence Cramer: Safeguards for Mediating Domestic Violence Issues - Video 04/17/2010
Clarence Cramer
Clarence Cramer talks about the basic safeguards for clients in a domestic violence dispute, emphasizing protection.
Jay Folberg Jay Folberg: Approaches Differ - Video 07/10/2010
Jay Folberg
Jay Folberg explains how different professionals practice mediation differently, depending on their backgrounds. As a lawyer, he brings more legal knowledge to the parties.
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.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Challenges Within Family Mediation - Video 05/07/2010
Andrew Schepard
Andrew Schepard discusses challenges within family mediation: domestic violence, cultural differences and parties' expectations of the mediator, and a need to pre-screen violent parents.
Chris Moore Chris Moore: Equal Representation of Parties' Interests - Video 04/22/2010
Chris Moore
Chris Moore describes his position as a mediator to ensure that the parties are in a state to adequately represent their interests in order that the agreement be fair. Example of a woman in a financial dispute who had trouble with numbers because she was brain-damaged.
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D. Joan Kelly: Collaborative Law vs. Mediation - Video 04/19/2010
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan Kelly describes a case she mediated and settled after the parents didn't get anywhere with collaborative law.
Andrew Schepard Andrew Schepard: Aborigine Model Processes for Handling Child Neglect/Abuse - Video 03/16/2010
Andrew Schepard
Andrew Schepard describes how Aboriginal tribes have an optimal process of dealing with child neglect and/or abuse. If abuse is reported, a family group conference may be called; they have the choice of opting out of the coercive court system, which he sees as a model approach. Video: The Mediators: Family Mediation Edition - Trailer 03/16/2010
The Mediators: Family Edition features 27 of the most experienced family mediators in the world. Sections include: Inspiration, Techniques In The Room, Supporting Children, Styles And Models, The Future, Training & Certification
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA 2010 Mediation Video Contest 2nd Place - Mediation: A Better Way to Resolve Disputes 03/15/2010
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution announced the 2010 winners of its First Annual Mediation Video Contest. The Second Prize Winner was "Mediation: A Better Way to Resolve Disputes."
Ann Milne Ann Milne: Quality Mediation Takes Time - Video 03/07/2010
Ann Milne
Mediators have an obligation to educate future mediators and the public about mediation and this is a process that takes time; some courts put pressure on mediators to settle in a certain number of sessions and this creates muscle mediation, or forcing the parties into settlement.
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.
Constance Ahrons Constance Ahrons: Personal Experience with Divorce - Video 09/13/2009
Constance Ahrons
Constance Ahrons describes her own divorce and how it would not have been so difficult if it had not been for lawyers becoming involved and escalating it. 
Marilyn McKnight Marilyn McKnight: Beginnings of Divorce Mediation - Video 05/14/2009
Marilyn McKnight
Marilyn McKnight discusses the history and beginning of the divorce mediation field.
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.
Donald T. Saposnek Saposnek, Don: Incompetence Troubling - Video 05/22/2009
Donald T. Saposnek
Don Saposnek explains he's troubled by the incompetence he has seen practiced by mediators and therapists in settling disputes. Would like more practitioners to research empirical evidence, helping them to be effective mediators.
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.
Chip Rose Rose, Chip: Frustrations with Legal System - Video 05/15/2009
Chip Rose
Chip Rose talks about his extensive experience as a divorce litigator and how frustrated he became with the process mostly because there was no flexibility or ability to relate to the other client other than through the attorney.
Chris Moore Moore, Chris: Increase of Specializations - Video 11/14/2009
Chris Moore
Chris Moore talks about the increase of specializations in the mediation field and how there are positives and negatives that go along with it. Also shares how it is important to start out doing interpersonal mediation to gain understanding of the psychology of parties, then one is able to bring some of those skills into larger-scale mediations.
Diane Neumann Neumann, Diane: Hard to Not Be Biased - Video 09/14/2009
Diane Neumann
Diane Neumann discusses impartiality and neutrality in mediation.
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.
Nina Meierding Meierding, Nina: Mediators Biases - Video 07/06/2009
Nina Meierding
Nina Meierding discusses the evolving state of bias in mediating. She emphasizes the importance of the mediator being aware of his/her own biases and gives examples of her own biases in divorce cases.
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