Articles for Mediators

Careers in Family Mediation

By Virginia Colin | By forming a mentoring network and learning from each other, professional family mediators can build successful careers. Success includes earning a living.

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The Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce 

By Robert Emery | During and after separation and divorce, kids should have the right to love and be loved by both of their parents without feeling guilt or disapproval. They should be protected from their parents’ conflicts.

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Calming Upset People With EAR

By Bill Eddy | Empathy, attention and respect are the opposite of what you feel like giving someone when he or she is upset and is verbally attacking YOU, but they are what works. People who are very upset generally cannot think well or negotiate constructively. With empathy, attention, and respect, you can help them calm down.

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Divorce: Fear and its Consequences

By By Jeri Breiner, | The idea of getting divorced tends to immediately predispose individuals to become fearful of change, of backlash, and of the unknown territories ahead.

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So Much Polarization

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D. | All these political issues that have become (or continued to be) polarized can be understood within the same conceptual frame as we understand our high conflict divorce cases.

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You may have interest in prior editions of APFM’s newsletter, The Professional Family Mediator.

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