Family Mediation Canada – Upcoming Training Opportunities


Working with High Conflict:

Using a Solution Focused, Family Narrative and Transformative Approach


Two hour online webinar: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00pm Eastern

Presented by Dominic D’Abate, Ph.D. and Mary Damianakis, Ac F Med.

FMC members $105 (no tax)
Non-members $115

Description:  Professionals working within the court system (and/or private practice) will learn how to identify the different types of interventions needed for high conflict cases. This includes family mediation, co-parenting coaching and parenting coordination and when and what services can assist high conflict couples. The webinar will give a brief overview of the different techniques that can be applied, along with some of the pitfalls to avoid when working with high conflict cases.

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the various levels of conflict and the corresponding appropriate service
  • Present a schema for differentiating services that can be utilized with high conflict families
  • Using solution focused/family narrative and transformative approaches when working with high conflict

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Solution Focused Conflict Management

One-hour online webinar: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Eastern

Presented by Fredrike P. Bannink MDR

FMC member $69 (no tax)
Non-members $79

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.”  In this new and highly successful approach of solution-focused (SF) conflict management, the focus is on discovering these opportunities. The key lies in asking questions about the goals, exceptions and competencies and also, in motivating participants to change.

Instead of focusing on the conflict and the undesired – or even feared – future, SF conflict management focuses on what participants want. They are considered to be co-experts in formulating their goals and devising solutions. The concept and methodology differ from traditional (problem-focused) types of conflict management. Conversations become more positive and shorter, ensuring that SF conflict management is cost-effective with less burn-out amongst professionals.

This webinar will provide a short presentation of the theory of SF conflict management. Some practical tools and four basic solution focused questions will be introduced. They can be used by a mediator, manager or coach to resolve conflict and develop collaborative relationships.

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CRSI Virtual Conference - March 2021

Thank you all for attending our conference “Fuggedaboutit it – New Ways for Dispute Resolution” with Bill Eddy in March.  We have had positive feedback from the evaluation survey and we look forward to providing other exciting opportunities in the future.

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