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APFM 2023 Conference: "Mediating in an Increasingly Diverse World" (Online)

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As a service to our members and the general public, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is sharing the following announcement. MCFM is not responsible for the content of this announcement and is not a sponsor of the program or programs described in this announcement.

*** Annual Conference Announcement from APFM ***

APFM 2023 Conference (Online):
"Mediating in an Increasingly Diverse World"
Online Conference and Preconference Workshops
October 25-27, 2023

Registration is open for APFM 2023 and early bird rates run through September 5! We look forward to having you join us virtually on October 25-27, 2023. APFM is very excited about this year's conference centered around Mediating in an Increasingly Diverse World. With the fast-paced changes in technology to the ever-evolving world of DEI, mediators need to stay up to date on many fronts in order to remain current in their mediation practices. Our annual conference will showcase both solo presenters, as well as panel discussions, to arm mediators with the tools they need to keep them sharp and relevant.

Check out some of the workshops that will be featured during APFM 2023:

"Enhancing Mental Resilience for Effective Mediation in an Increasingly Diverse World"
Rekha Lakra

Join us for a stimulating presentation by an experienced lawyer, conflict coach, and mediator, Rekha Lakra. Delve into the essential role of mental fitness in family mediation, a synergy of positive psychology, performance science, neuroscience, and cognitive behavioral psychology.

Explore how the often invisible, yet impactful, mental fitness dynamics can bolster or hinder mediation outcomes. Rekha will translate strategies proven successful in Fortune 500 companies and among leading CEOs to meet the distinctive challenges of alternative dispute resolution.

"Trauma-Informed Tools for Divorce Mediation"
Presenters:  Clare Fowler and Dan Bernstein

Trauma is frequently present in divorce cases, affecting both the parties and the practitioners. In a world in which we cannot know who has experienced trauma, and that people react to it in many different ways, the only thing for certain is that no mediator wants their process to add to that pain.

This presentation will share tools to help you practice in trauma-informed ways that are supportive of yourself and of your clients. We will share real-life examples and discuss ways to ensure that your process is safe, accessible, inclusive, and bias-resistant. We will include tools for preparing, communicating, and handling challenging behaviors at every stage of the process. We will also consider the impact on children and ways to be trauma-informed and supportive of their needs, as well.

►►  Early registration discount ends September 5!

►►  Find out more and register for APFM 2023




October 25, 2023 10:00 AM to October 27, 2023 4:00 PM