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conflict coaching; separation; families; family law; mediation; Susan H

Supports for Separating Families

Join me and my special guest Melinda Nutting to discuss what supports are available for separating families and how these can be accessed and implemented to ensure best possible outcomes. Melinda is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Child-Inclusive Practitioner, Certificate of Holistic Counselling, Grad Dip Teaching (Primary), Certificate Rudolf Steiner Education. I am very pleased…

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Sir Laurence Street 1927-21 June 2018

This is a very sad week in the Dispute Resolution world, as we note the passing of Sir Laurence Street. There are many acknowledgements in the media of his incredible contribution to many aspects of public life in Australia, most notably the legal arena, but I cannot miss this opportunity to note the impact of…

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Conversation Series- Social Science for Family Lawyers

The role of the family lawyer is unique. To assist separated families, it is crucial to have an understanding of the context of any presenting disputes, including the impact of the separation on the parties and children, and the age and stage of development of the children. This influences how we deal with our clients,…

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Conversation Series- Insights into child support

The technicalities and constant changes in the world of child support, make this an extremely difficult area for family lawyers. Join me and Jill Raby to discuss what it is that we need to know to be able to advise our clients, and deal with the issues that are likely to arise. Learn about the…

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The Conversation Series 4: Grief, Loss and Healing in Family Disputes

Join me in the fourth instalment of our Conversation Series to explore this important but oft neglected topic in family disputes. I am delighted to have this discussion with Jodie Grant, an extremely experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Restorative Justice Practitioner. Jodie has some great ideas and tips in this area and we are…

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Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council

I am delighted to announce that I am now a member of ADRAC. This is a voluntary, unaligned, independent council of 11 individuals. Our Charter is to provide thought leadership in exploring, researching and promoting better Dispute Resolution in all areas of Australian life. We endeavour to provide a voice to government for the ADR…

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The importance of the separation process and the impact on high conflict people

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross first published her text “On Death and Dying” in 1970. This was based on her research and experiences with dying patients. In her preface she describes her book as “an account of a new and challenging opportunity to refocus on the patient as a human being, to include him in dialogues, to learn…

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Quietening the Lizard Brain-tips for intake

As FDRPs and professionals working with family disputes, we come to recognize those clients who are stuck in the reptilian part of the brain, where fight, flight and freeze are the automatic responses. Neuroscience tells us that working with clients in this state is extremely difficult, and rational thinking and problem solving are unrealistic expectations.…

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Current Family Violence Issues

  I was recently lucky enough to be invited recently to attend training presented by Northern Integrated Family Violence Services. Understanding of family violence (FV), how to recognise it, and how to assist parties to cope with it, is a dynamic area, constantly evolving and developing. The prevalence of FV is astounding-1 in every 3 Australian…

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Lessons for FDR from Restorative Engagement

Jodie Grant recently presented a webinar for Resolutions Institute where she shared her considerable experience as an FDRP with family disputes, and as a facilitator with the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART) working with those who have suffered institutional abuse. She provided some fascinating insights as to the similarities and differences between these different areas.…

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