February 07, 2017 06:00 PM - February 07, 2017 08:00 PM
Mediation Clinic: Adult Family Mediation
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Transforming Family Feuds into Peaceful Partnerships

Katharina's mediation clinic explores reasons why family dynamics and intergenerational communication barriers can present major roadblocks to successful Elder Care and Estate Planning. When confronted with these challenges, many families avoid the conversation until a time of crisis when it appears that only attorneys or courts may be able to help.

In her workshop, we will explore when and how Adult Family mediation can provide an alternative and/or useful addition to the legal system in avoiding and resolving Elder Care and Estate Planning disputes and heal family relationships.

Participants will learn when mediation is appropriate, who should participate, and what issues can be discussed. Capacity considerations will be addressed, as well as best practices before, during and after the mediation process.

Katharina W. Dress, MA

Katharina has been a Mediator for over 10 years and a Facilitator and Trainer for 30+ years. As founder of AGING IN HARMONY, she provides conflict resolution services to older adults and their families, caregivers and aging services providers. Katharina has a Master's degree in Communications from San Francisco State University and extensive mediation and conflict coaching training, including in Elder Mediation, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Forgiveness.

Katharina is on the Civil Court Mediation Panel of the Superior Court of Alameda County. She also serves as community mediator for SEEDS Community Resolution Center in Berkeley and assists in trainings offered by SEEDS, Community Boards and other mediation training programs around the SF Bay Area and beyond.

Katharina is also a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is actively involved in ACR's Elder Mediation Section.

MCLE: Course approved by the State Bar of California for 2 MCLE credits (provider #9323). $20 processing fee required. Click for MCLE payment.
This mediation clinic is one in a series of monthly clinics sponsored by Community Boards (www.communityboards.org).

JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111