The Academy of Professional Family Mediators
We support the work of professional family mediators and help advance the field of divorce and family mediation.
APFM 2022 is Full of Engaging, Substantive Content
Keynote address by Karlina Paredes, presenting on the impact of diversity in family mediation
A more diverse group of attorneys and neutrals in family law is emerging to the forefront of the mediation field. Likewise, client diversity is increasing. It is paramount for mediators to accommodate these changing dynamics. In her keynote address, Karlina Paredes will shine a light on opportunities for mediators to develop ways to advance and to better serve a diverse group of clients.
She will highlight methods to embrace diversity, to understand participants’ cultural and gender-specific expectations before mediation commences, and to recognize and act upon implicit bias in family law matters.
Learn from Experts in the following Pre-Conference Workshops:
Nicole Davis, Ph.D., on Parenting Strategies Unlocked: Discovering the Keys to Promote Healthier Family Dynamics
Susan Guthrie, on The Intersection of Zoom and In-the Room: Getting Ready for Hybrids
Michael Aurit, on The Game-Changing Consultation: How to Get More Clients and Grow the Mediation Practice of Your Dreams
— Jeannie Barei, 2018 Conference Participant
— Crystal Thorpe of Agreement Resources, LLC, Norwood, MA
–Bruce Matez of Borger-Matez, Cherry Hill, NJ
— Tracey-Leigh Wessels of Wessels and Associates, South Africa
— Georgia Daniels, Pasadena, CA
–Virginia Colin of Colin Family Mediation Group, Springfield, VA
— Amanda Singer of San Diego Family Mediation Center, Del Mar, CA
–Michael Aurit of The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation, Scottsdale, AZ
APFM’s annual conference, and the access APFM provides to other trainings and the best family mediators in the business, allowed me to transition from a more traditional family law practice to a successful full time mediation practice. I would not be where I am today, as a respected professional family mediator, without APFM.
— Michael Jonsson, Sacramento CA
APFM Membership comes with more than its benefits.