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Fight Right author.

Fight Right

Sometimes when I am working with couples in conflict, I think, “Oh, they care about each other so much, it’s...

By Joy Rosenthal
A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness author.

A Call for Standardization of Practitioner Knowledge and Education Mental Health Awareness

During my graduate education in alternative dispute resolution, neurodiversity was explored as a journal prompt asking what a mediation practitioner...

By Monesha Munnerlyn
Neurodiversity in Mediation  author.

Neurodiversity in Mediation 

This is a brief introduction to neurodiversity and reflection about potential applications. According to the Stanford Neurodiversity Project, neurodiversity is...

By Marco Imperiale, Tommaso Davi
The Influence of Fragrances and Colors on Dispute Resolution author.

The Influence of Fragrances and Colors on Dispute Resolution

Introduction The study titled "The Influence of Fragrances and Colors on Dispute Resolution: A Study on Sensory Stimuli and Signal...

By Sangam Mathuria
Naïve Realism? or Surrounded by Idiots? author.

Naïve Realism? or Surrounded by Idiots?

In social psychology, there is a cognitive bias known as “naïve realism” which “is the human tendency to believe that...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Volatility of Child Custody Cases Highlights the Importance of Mediation author.

The Volatility of Child Custody Cases Highlights the Importance of Mediation

Tragic stories about child custody disputes are frequently in the news cycle. Whether it's parental kidnapping or even more extreme...

By Zarira Love
Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates author.

Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates

Since 2021, MH Mediate’s Mental Health Safe Project (MH Safe) has been providing resources for addressing stereotypes, stigma, and discrimination...

By Dan Berstein
Make Money Mediating Podcast 422: Building a Business Without Breaking Your Mind: Tips for Prioritizing Mental Health author.

Make Money Mediating Podcast 422: Building a Business Without Breaking Your Mind: Tips for Prioritizing Mental Health

In this episode, Susan explores and discusses the importance of maintaining mental wellness as an entrepreneur. The discussion covers the...

By Susan Guthrie
Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Tim Hicks author.

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Tim Hicks

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project In this episode, Tim and Michael Lang talk about Tim’s book, Embodied Conflict:...

By Tim Hicks, Michael Lang
ODR in Family Law: Developments in Texas – and the Rest of the World author.

ODR in Family Law: Developments in Texas – and the Rest of the World

This program took place Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central (online) Co-sponsored by Texas A&M University...

By Nancy Welsh, Colin Rule, Richard Shannon, Darren Gingras, Anita Savage, Laura Kistemaker, Tawanna Lynn Cesare
Conflict Tipping Podcast 28: Supporting mental health in conflict with Dr Nawaraj Upadhaya author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 28: Supporting mental health in conflict with Dr Nawaraj Upadhaya

Strengthening Mental Health in Conflict Zones: A Conversation with Dr. Nawaraj Upadhaya In this episode of the Conflict Tipping Podcast,...

By Laura May
Forgive Without Apology author.

Forgive Without Apology

Is an apology necessary before you can forgive someone?     Absolutely not. Of course, forgiveness is a decision that only you...

By Lorraine Segal
How to Deal with Emotional Turbulence During Divorce Mediation? author.

How to Deal with Emotional Turbulence During Divorce Mediation?

Divorce, often regarded as one of life’s most stressful experiences, presents a host of emotional challenges for the individuals involved....

By Roseann Vanella
The Rashomon Effect and Conflict author.

The Rashomon Effect and Conflict

What is the Rashomon Effect? And how can it help with Conflict? In my twenties, I got hooked on old...

By Lorraine Segal
Introducing the Reflective Practice: “In Their Voices” Conversation Project author.

Introducing the Reflective Practice: “In Their Voices” Conversation Project

As I wrote The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution, I wondered whether I could include the voices and...

By Michael Lang
Reflective Practice: In Their Voices  Interview with Sue Bronson author.

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Interview with Sue Bronson

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project For more information on this project and on Reflective Practice generally, see...

By Sue Bronson, Michael Lang
What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate author.

What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate

Conflict analysis is often taught to be an outward-looking process.  In a mediation, the mediator attempts to objectively analyze a...

By Aaron Leakey, Nur Masoumzadeh
Impact of Psyche on Mediation author.

Impact of Psyche on Mediation

Every individual has an image of the self and of others. Values, bias, conditioning tend to structure frames and constructs....

By Uma Ramanathan
Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce author.

Leveraging Mediation to Foster Mental Health During Divorce

Divorce, often viewed through a lens of loss and heartbreak, carries an understated potential for renewal, understanding, and growth.  Deciding...

By Alice Garcia
Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project – Interview with Tammy Lenski author.

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project – Interview with Tammy Lenski

Reflective Practice: In Their Voices Video Conversation Project For more information on this project and on Reflective Practice generally, see...

By Tammy Lenski, Michael Lang
Conflict Junkies author.

Conflict Junkies

There are many causes of constructive and destructive conflict, and we try to engage in conflict in meaningful ways. There...

By John Potter
What’s in a Face? author.

What’s in a Face?

“Faces always talk too much.  One line and all their plans are revealed.”  — Floriano Martins  Martins, a Brazilian poet, is not...

By Laurie Israel
Conflict Tipping Podcast 24: Getting enough sleep and time traveling author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 24: Getting enough sleep and time traveling

Laura May is joined by Dr. Patricia Cernadas Curotto, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva interested in compassion,...

By Laura May
Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation author.

Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation

(This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 30 and June 27, 2023.) "The paradox...

By Laura Athens
Conflict Tipping Podcast 22: Empathy across political divides with Luiza Almeida Santos author.

Conflict Tipping Podcast 22: Empathy across political divides with Luiza Almeida Santos

In this episode, learn about Stanford PhD candidate Luiza Almeida Santos' research into fostering empathy across political divides.  Listen if...

By Laura May
Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents author.

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D., presents a 1.5-hour course describing the current research on Gatekeeper parents, who present unique challenges to...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Separated? Consider the Butterfly Effect author.

Separated? Consider the Butterfly Effect

A division supported by the legal system is stressful, expensive, and prolonged; if you have children, it will impact them...

By Amy Robertson
Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict author.

Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict

Preparing yourself for a mediation is challenging. No one likes conflict, and no matter how well you prepare or how...

By Laura Lorber
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
Honoring AFCC’s 60th Anniversary author.

Honoring AFCC’s 60th Anniversary

This article honors the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 60th Anniversary Celebration now taking place in Los Angeles....

By James Melamed, J.D.

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