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.
*** Training Announcement from APFM ***
APFM Webinar Series:
"Bringing Unconscious or Inner Thinking into the Mediation Process to Create Understanding Between Parties"
December 6, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern
Presenter: Gerry O’Sullivan
Gerry O’Sullivan will deliver a brief overview of “The S Questions Model”, developed in her book: The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes, New Society Publishing, Canada.
She will then focus on one of the methods of questions that can lead to a paradigm shift in the thinking of parties, in particular, the “Journey of Inference Questions” which explores a person’s journey from their observations and interpretations through their resulting and linked actions/reactions.
This template of strategic mediation questions serves to make a party’s unconscious thinking process conscious and links their actions/non-actions to the interpretations and assumptions they made during a precipitating event. These questions introduce new insight to the parties and create understanding between them. They shift a party’s perspective from their old narrative towards a new and healthier narrative.
Theoretical motion-graphic presentation with examples and discussion, followed by a filmed roleplay that demonstrates the application of the theory to practice, and followed by a plenary discussion with questions and answers.
Fee: Free to APFM members; $50 nonmembers