family dispute resolution practitioner

The Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach

I am honoured to be able to talk about this crucial topic with Marguerite Picard! Marguerite has devoted her work for many years now to perfecting a team approach to managing family separation in a respectful, pragmatic and professional manner. There is no-one better to talk about how families can benefit from this way of…

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Making social media work for your business

I am very privileged to have Melbourne’s leading expert on marketing and social media, Iolanthe Gabrie, sharing breakfast and her wisdom with me on Wednesday 23 October, 2019. Connect with us live on FaceBook from 8.00 am to find out about the benefits of social media, when it is appropriate, what platform to use, how…

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“See what you made me do” Insights into Family Violence

Join me and psychologist Ena Shaw to discuss insights regarding family violence in the context of the current best seller “See what you made me do” by Jess Hill. This is an amazing book that gives great insight into the roles of both victim and perpetrator, and how we as professionals working in this area…

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Dealing with Vicarious Trauma

The experts agree that it is normal to be affected by our work. Where this requires us to engage empathetically on a repeated basis with those who are traumatised, then we must be mindful of our exposure to vicarious trauma. Empathy triggers our mirror neurone network so that we mimic those we are working with.…

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The Danger of the Single Story

Everyone has their own unique narrative. Their upbringing, their beliefs, their life experience, all combine to determine how they look at the world and what their narrative looks like. Intact families can work collaboratively even though each member has a very different narrative, because they are working towards the same goal-the wellbeing of their family.…

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10 Tips to deal with someone overwhelmed with emotion

Stay calm   Do not get sucked into the vortex! Remain friendly and calm, maintain a reassuring tone of voice and body language.   Be empathetic   Show compassion by the use of empathy for what you are observing, attention to their experience, and respect for their distress.   Focus on the future   Do…

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