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A FAMILY MEDIATION CANADA TRAINING© WEBINAR

“I Want Them to Know How I Feel & What I Think!” – Including Children in Family Mediation

Presented by Donald Saposnek

2:00pm Eastern, Thursday, September 23, 2021 (1.0 hour)

FMC Members $69  (email us the form below, don’t bother logging into your FMC profile)

Non-member $79 (no GST)

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Learn More:  To effectively include the voices of children in the mediation process, mediators first need to understand the various contexts and purposes for getting information about the needs of children, including evaluative parenting assessments for the courts, private collaborative divorce, and private mediations. Mediators need to know effective approaches and strategies for getting the input of children of different ages, to optimize children’s comfort in expressing their needs and wants.

The session will address the following issues:

  • Why include children?
  • When in the process should they be included?
  • How should they be included?
  • When should they not be included?

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., is a clinical-child psychologist and family therapist in practice since 1971, and a child custody and family mediator, and a national and international trainer and consultant in child psychology and mediation since 1977. He was director of the family courts services in Santa Cruz County for 17 years and has mediated over 5,000 custody disputes. He is the author of the classic text, Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach (1983/1998 Rev., Jossey-Bass/Wiley), co-author of Splitting America: How Politicians, Super Pacs and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce (2012, HCI Press) and co-author of The Child Support Solution: Unhooking Custody from Support (2019, CSS Press). He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals of conflict resolution, is Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators’ publications and has published extensively in the professional literature on divorce mediation and child psychology. He taught on the Psychology Faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for 41 years, and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution since 2009.

His website is: www.donsaposnek.com.