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New Interview with Peter Salem – The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

Peter Salem has been with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) since 1994, first as the Associate Director and since 2002, as the Executive Director.  He has been instrumental in facilitating the discussion of important and sometimes controversial issues in the delivery of legal, therapeutic, mediation and other conflict management modes regarding family and child welfare issues.  He is also a co-editor with Jay Folberg and Anne Milne of the Divorce and Family Mediation Handbook: Models Techniques  and Applications (2004), and the recipient of the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).  He poignantly observes about his career that:

Had I written about the future of family dispute resolution in the late 1980’s, when I was a young and enthusiastic about child custody ….I would probably have focused exclusively on mediation instead of considering the current broad spectrum of family dispute resolution (FDR) processes that I did not anticipate at the time.”

Peter Salem

Peter Salem has served as executive director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts since 2002 and as associate director from 1994-2002. He was a William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellow (2009-2012), working with the Arizona State University Center for Prevention Research to promote effective use of high quality… MORE >

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