Kathleen Bellamano
kat@katbellamano.com
Phone
(250) 213-7898
Address 1
1076 Valewood Trail
City
Victoria
Province
British Columbia
Postal Code
V8X 5G7
Certification
Comprehensive Family Mediator Certification
Issues Mediated
Aboriginal Community, Adoption, Elder, Elder Residential Care, Family Business, Family Separation: Financial, Family Separation: Parenting, Family Succession and Wills, Health Care: Elder, Health Care: Family, International Custody, Parent - Teen, Parenting Co-ordinator
About
Kat has been working with people in conflict for 16 years. She has a diverse practice providing parenting coordination, mediation, arbitration, med-arb, circles, restorative justice, assessment, coaching and facilitation; always with an emphasis on relationship building and working across differences. Her main area of focus is working with families and groups with complex circumstances such as high conflict, trauma or mental health challenges, addiction, involvement with the legal system or intercultural issues. She also provides the full range of her services by distance. She designs and provides training on mediation and conflict resolution skills, trauma informed practice, sexualized violence prevention, and family violence screening. She is a Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator certified by ADR Canada, a Comprehensive Family Mediator certified by Family Mediation Canada, is on the rosters of Mediate BC, the BC Hear the Child, and the BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and is just finishing a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Specialization. Kat received her Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Management and her Certificate in Family Mediation from The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management with an emphasis on Conflict in Organizations and Group Facilitation Skills. She received her Certificate in Arbitration from the ADRBC (formerly BCAMI). She is a former member of the Board of Directors of ADRBC and is on the Board of Directors of Family Mediation Canada and the University of Victoria Alumni Association.
Areas of Specialization for Mediation
Distance mediation. Families with complex needs including a history of high conflict, trauma, child protection involvement, mental health challenges, and/or substance use.
Rates
$200/hr *some sliding scale services available
Areas Served
All of Canada by distance mediation and Vancouver Island, BC in person
Languages Spoken
English